Dr. Albert Lau

Assistant Professor
Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
School of Medicine

Dr. Albert Lau is an assistant professor of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research focuses on neuroreceptors—particularly glutamate receptors.

Dr. Lau received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

His lab uncovered the molecular architecture and behavior of ionotropic glutamate receptors in a state of partial activation, a discovery that could help yield new drugs for brain disorders.

His team currently studies the characterization of biomolecular association and conformational transitions using computational and crystallographic approaches.