Phini joined the lab in 2007 as a research
specialist, aiming to apply her extensive knowledge of SPR
biosensors to the study of adhesive proteins, including cadherins and the synaptic neurexins and neuroligins.
The biophysical characterization of the biomolecular interactions as described by SPR binding experiments,
supplements the lab’s ongoing crystallographic efforts, to enhance our understanding of the mechanisms
that underlie the biological function of these proteins during junction formation and adhesion.