The Kraut Lab

Destroying proteins since 2012


In the Kraut lab, we study the proteasome, a macromolecular machine inside all eukaryotic cells responsible for unfolding and degrading proteins. We are specifically interested in factors that influence proteasomal processivity, or the tendency of the proteasome to either degrade or release its substrates.


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Kraut Lab

Department of Chemistry

Villanova University

Mendel Hall 214D (office)

Mendel Hall 291 (lab)

800 E Lancaster Ave

Villanova, PA 19085

daniel.kraut at

610-519-3910 (office)

610-519-3218 (lab)

5/20/17 Congratulations to Gia, Danny, Roger & Will who graduate today!

7/27/16 Our paper is recommended on Faculty of 1000

7/12/16 New paper in press in JBC!

5/13/16 Congratulations to Spencer, Matt & Eden, who graduate today!

4/26/16 Congratulations to Eden Reichard, who defended her Master’s thesis!

4/22/16 Congratulations to Eden Reichard, who won an award at the 2016 Villanova Sigma Xi Research Day for best Chemistry & Biochemistry poster

4/7/16 Kraut Lab earns Green Lab certification

4/1/16 Gia Chirico, Eden Reichard and Dan Kraut present posters at the ASBMB national meeting in San Diego

7/1/15 Kraut lab receives NSF grant

6/15/15 Nick Nassif will be attending the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

5/18/15 Hyewon Kim will be attending the Accelerated Interdisciplinary Basic Medical Sciences masters program at New York Medical College.

5/15/15 Congratulations to Katie, Hyewon and Nick who graduated today! 

4/24/15 Nick Nassif defends his Master’s thesis

4/2/15 Hyewon Kim and Dan Kraut present posters at the ASBMB national meeting in Boston

2/12/15 Kraut Lab receives Research Corporation for the Advancement of Science Cottrell College Award