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.

Richard Hite, PhD

Richard Hite, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

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


  • BS - Emory University
  • PhD – Harvard University


  • Paknejad N and Hite RK. “Structural basis for the regulation of inositol trisphosphate receptors by Ca2+and IP3.” Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2018. 25:660-668.
  • Hite RK, MacKinnon R. “Structural Titration of Slo2.2, a Na+-Dependent K+ Channel.” Cell. 2017. 168:390-399.
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Selected Achievements

  • Josie Robertson Investigator
  • Searle Scholar
  • Tri-Institutional Breakout Award for Junior Investigators