Robert Birge

Professor Emeritus


  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 1973-75
  • Ph.D. Wesleyan University
  • B.S. Yale University

Research Interests

Structure function relationships in rhodopsin and the cone pigments. Use of bacteriorhodopsin and proteorhodopsin in artificial retinas, holographic associative memories, photovoltaic solar energy converters, high-speed sensors and three-dimensional memories. Use of directed evolution to optimize proteins for device applications. Large-scale molecular orbital theory of protein structure and function.

Robert Birge
Contact Information
Fax(860) 486-2981
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of Chemistry
55 N. Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269
CampusStorrs Campus