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Candice Klug

Candice S. Klug, PhD

Professor; Director, National Biomedical EPR Center; Program Director, Biophysics Graduate Program


  • Biophysics
    MFRC 2026

Contact Information


Postdoctoral Fellow in Ophthalmic Biophysical Chemistry, UCLA School of Medicine, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 1999-2001
PhD, Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1999
BS, Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1994


My research interests currently focus on protein structure and dynamics. I use the site-directed spin labeling (SDSL) EPR spectroscopy technique to study the functional dynamics of soluble and membrane proteins essential to bacterial viability.

Methodologies and Techniques

  • Adenosine Triphosphatases
  • Amino Acid Motifs
  • ArnT
  • Arrestin
  • Arrestins
  • ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters
  • Bacterial Proteins
  • electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Escherichia coli Proteins
  • Lipid A
  • Lipopolysaccharides

Leadership Positions

  • Associate Director, National Biomedical EPR Center, 2014-2016
  • Chair, Graduate School Curriculum and Programs Committee, 2010-2013
  • Chair, Women in Science Advisory Committee, 2011 - 2016
  • Chair, Women's Faculty Council, 2006-2007
  • Director, National Biomedical EPR Center, 2016 - present
  • President, MCW Faculty Council, 2016-2017
  • Program Director, Biophysics Graduate Program, 2013 - present
  • Training Program Director, National Biomedical EPR Center, 2003-present

MCW Program / Core Facilities

  • Biophysics Graduate Program
  • Interdisciplinary Program in the Biomedical Sciences
  • National Biomedical EPR Center

Research Interests

LptA-Mediated Transport of LPS is an R01 award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study how LptA transports LPS. Genetic screenings, laser light scattering analyses, EPR spectroscopy studies, and isothermal titration calorimetry measurements are used to provide detailed insights into the mechanisms of LPS transport across the periplasm of Gram-negative bacteria.

National Biomedical EPR Center is a P41 award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The mission of the EPR Center is to serve the community of EPR spectroscopists by development of advanced EPR instrumentation and new EPR methodology.

Lab Members
Malory Mueller, Research Technologist I
Kathryn Schultz, Research Scientist I