Stephen Curry is a structural biologist who has worked on a variety of problems related to protein-drug interactions and the replication of RNA viruses such as foot-and-mouth disease virus and human norovirus (the winter vomiting bug). He has made major contributions to our understanding of drug interactions with human serum albumin and of a range of host-virus protein interactions that are crucial to initiate translation of viral RNA into new virus proteins in infected cells.
From 2011-15 he was Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Life Sciences. He still teaches, primarily on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Biochemistry. In 2017, Prof Curry was appointed as Assistant Provost for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to help direct the College’s strategy in these important areas for staff and students. He also chairs the Equal Opportunities Committee in the Department of Life Sciences.
Prof Curry’s research and teaching have long been combined with strong interests the wider role of science in society. He is active in public engagement, having made and presented a number of science videos. He also writes regularly about science and the scientific life in the Guardian and on his Reciprocal Space blog, and can be found on Twitter as @Stephen_Curry.
Curry S, Brexit: scientific responses have to be personal and political, Matters, ISSN:2297-8240
Curry S, 2017, Guest Editorial: Open Access: Principles, Practice, and Potential, Acs Omega, Vol:2, ISSN:2470-1343, Pages:2803-2804
Curry S, 2016, Perspectives: It's time for positive action on negative results, Chemical and Engineering News, Vol:94, ISSN:0009-2347, Pages:34-35
Curry S, Rohn J, Steele A, 2016, UK research reform: protest now., Nature, Vol:539