Dr. Frank Dimaio is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington. His research is focused on protein structure determination from sparse and noisy experimental data. The methods Frank has developed include tools for solving difficult molecular replacement problems, elucidating more than a dozen structures previously unsolved in the laboratories of expert crystallographers. He has also developed a new approach for low-resolution crystal refinement; this method outperforms state-of-the-art refinement packages, making it possible to infer detailed atomic interactions from low-resolution crystal data. Frank is further interested in developing tools for de novo structure determination from low-resolution data, as well as extending these approaches to other sources of data. Additionally, he is more generally interested in structure prediction, developing methods for improving conformational sampling, protein forcefield development, and modeling (and design) of symmetric protein assemblies.