The Richard Hite Lab

Hite Lab

Our research group is focused upon determining the mechanisms of intracellular ion transport with a particular focus upon the lysosome. We use a variety of structural and biophysical tools including cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography and electrophysiology to characterize these channels.

The Richard Hite Lab

Richard Hite, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Structural biologist Richard Hite studies the mechanisms of intracellular ion transport.


  • BS - Emory University
  • PhD – Harvard University


  • Hite RK, MacKinnon R. “Structural Titration of Slo2.2, a Na+-Dependent K+ Channel.” Cell. 2017. 168:390-399.
  • Hite RK, Tao X, MacKinnon R. “Structural basis for gating the high-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channel.” Nature. 2017. 541:52-57.
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