Scott Lovell joined The University of Kansas in 2008 as the Director of the Protein Structure Core Laboratory (PSL). The PSL is supported by an NIH-COBRE grant. The goal of this grant is to mentor junior faculty as they develop a quality, externally funded research program. The main objective as Director of the PSL is to provide assistance to COBRE investigators, and other researchers throughout Kansas and surrounding regions, in performing structural studies of their proteins using X-ray crystallography.
Prior to joining KU, Dr. Lovell managed a structural biology group in industry and was responsible for overseeing all areas of client gene-to-structure projects which included; initial construct design, expression, purification, crystallization, X-ray data collection, structure solution and refinement of the final structural model.
Dr. Lovell earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE in 1994 and in 2000 received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.