Jane Richardson is a Professor of Biochemistry at the Duke University, USA. She developed the Richardson diagram, ribbon diagram, method of representing the 3D structure of proteins. Together with Prof. David Richardson, they established the Richardson Labs and their goal is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the 3D structures of proteins, including their description, determinants, folding, evolution, and control. This has now been broadened to include RNA structures. Their approaches include structural bioinformatics, macromolecular crystallography, molecular graphics, analysis of structures, and methods development, currently focussed on the improvement of structural accuracy.