Elizabeth Rhoades PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Physics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Office of Student ResearchMolecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: Protein Folding and Dynamics

Research Interests

Protein-Protein Interactions; Disordered Proteins; Protein Aggregation; Protein Folding; Fluorescence Spectroscopy more...


  • BS, Duke University, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2001

Selected Publications

  • S. Elbaum-Garfinkle and E. Rhoades, “Long-Range Interactions Modulate Aggregation of Tau by Altering the Conformational Ensemble” in press at Journal of the American Chemical Society September 2012
  • A. Nath, M. Sammalkorpi, D. DeWitt, A.J. Trexler, S. Elbaum-Garfinkle, C.S. O’Hern and E. Rhoades, “The Conformational Ensembles of a-Synuclein and Tau: Combining Single-Molecule FRET and Simulations” in press at Biophysical Journal September 2012
  • V. Ducas and E. Rhoades, “Quantifying ß-Synuclein and ?-Synuclein Membrane Interactions” in press at Journal of Molecular Biology August 2012



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