Check out the Scientific American podcast: https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/saliva-protein-might-inhibit-intestinal-anarchy/ Esther Bullitt, Associate Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, and colleagues at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine and Washington University have published research showing that a component in saliva, Histatin-5, reduces binding of bacteria that cause Traveler’s Diarrhea. This is the first report of saliva acting against […]
Congratulations to Christna Ouch for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation entitled: “Cryo-EM Structure of IcmS-IcmW-DotL(655-783) from the Type IVB Secretion System of Legionella Pneumophila”.
Congratulations to Jie Yang for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation entitled: “Exploration of a Novel Non-lytic Viral Transmission Mechanism Utilized by a Non-Enveloped Positive-Sense RNA Virus”.
Congratulations to Department of Physiology and Biophysics’ members Olga Gursky, Carter Cornwall and Christopher Conner for their recent Grant Awards: Olga Gursky’s award is from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study “Apolipoprotein Conformation in Amyloid and Cardiovascular Diseases.” Carter Cornwall’s award is from the National Eye Institute to study “Spectral and Metabolic […]
Here are the graduates and faculty of the Physiology & Biophysics Department as photographed by David L. Keough: Conragtulations!
Congratulations to Andrew for a successful defense of his PhD thesis entitled; “Novel Mechanisms of EIF2B Action and Regulation by EIF2Alpha Phosphoralization”.
Congratulations to Madhurima for a successful defense of her PhD thesis entitled; “Structural Stability and Lipid Interactions in the Misfolding of Human Apolipoprotein A-I: What makes the Protein Amyloidogenic?”
Congratulations to Minjing for a successful defense of her PhD thesis entitled; “Structural Studies of Apolipoprotein A-I and ATP-Binding Cassette A1 and their Roles in Nascent High Density Lipoprotein Biogenesis”.
Congratulations to our PhD students, Mehraj Awal and Nick Frame, who successfully passed their qualifying exams in June 2016!