Metabolomics Contact: DR. SHARIFA LOVE-RUTLEDGE Metabolomics research at UAH focuses on aging, metabolism, and insulin resistance. Our researchers in this area use metabolomics to discover how and why the body behaves as it does during aging and how metabolism influences disease susceptibility. Protein Crystallization and Growth Contact: DR. MARC PUSEY We have a range of projects investigating protein crystallization. Over the last decade we have complied a database of around 750 non-ionic liquid containing crystallization conditions for 25 different proteins. In another project we are developing technology for X-ray crystallization studies at room, instead of cryogenic temperatures. Crystallization studies are important in elucidating their structure-function relationship.