Dr. Nicholas Fitzkee is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University with Dr. George Rose, and he completed a postdoc at the National Institutes of Health with Dr. Ad Bax. Dr. Fitzkee is broadly interested in using NMR spectroscopy to study the molecular basis of protein adsorption to surfaces. His group works to develop novel, NMR-based techniques for understanding protein-surface interactions. A major goal of his research is the development of customized, protein-based nanoconjugates for biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics. Such systems could be used as highly selective molecular sensors or effective drug delivery tools.