Hartmut Luecke

Ikerbasque Research Professor

Hartmut “Hudel” Luecke (born in Göttingen, Germany) is a structural biologist with an emphasis on membrane proteins and structure-based drug discovery.  He received his B.S. from Heidelberg University (Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science), his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1990 (Macromolecular Crystallography) and performed postdoctoral work with Robert Huber at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried.  He spent the next three years at the Stanford Synchrotron as a Structural Biologist before joining the faculty at the University of California, Irvine. in 1996, where he is Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computer Science.  He is also the founding director of the UC Irvine Center for Biomembrane Systems.