Wellington C Leite
Neutron Scattering Scientist
Wellington C. Leite is a SANS instrument scientist in the Center of Structural and Molecular Biology and the Neutron Scattering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Physics at the State University of Ponta Grossa - Brazil and University of Wisconsin-Madison-USA in September 2016. His doctoral thesis relied on structural and functional studies of Herbaspirillum seropedicae RecA protein – Rec A is a ubiquitous protein that plays a role in DNA repair and maintenance. He is currently continuing his work on the structural biology using Small-Angle Neutron Scattering to investigated protein-DNA/RNA complexes and protein-protein complexes with focus on the Non-Structural proteins of SARS-CoV-2. In addition, he is expanding his researcher in structural studies of membrane proteins and models of aqueous lipid–detergent assemblies (bicelles).