Congratulations to our PhD students, Mehraj Awal and Nick Frame, who
successfully passed their qualifying exams in June 2016!
Structure of Serum Amyloid A Suggests a Mechanism for Selective
Lipoprotein Binding and Functions: SAA as a Hub in Macromolecular
Interaction Networks by Nicholas Frame and Olga Gursky has been accepted
for publication in FEBS Letters.
A new podcast from PhD candidate Dan Taub, discusses what we learn from model systems. Listen to him tell us about yeast and frogs – more to come.
Here’s the link to the podcast.
The Department of Physiology and Biophysics welcomes two new faculty: Michael Rynkiewicz and Clint Makino!
Madhurima Das, Christopher J. Wilson, Xiaohu Mei, Thomas E. Wales, John R.
Engen, and Olga Gursky, Structural Stability and Local Dynamics in Disease-Causing Mutants of
Human Apolipoprotein A-I: What Makes the Protein Amyloidogenic?
The JMB scientific editor writes:” For your featured article, normally we
would have a commentary, but since the editor liked the paper so much he
recommended we commission a full scale review to be associated with your
paper… It is a bit unusual, but I hope you will enjoy reading it.”
New review article published on cellular membrane and lipid changes that occur upon infection with poliovirus by Jie E. Yang, Evan D. Rossignol, Esther Bullitt
Poliovirus infection results in the proliferation of membranous vesicles. The structure and function of these vesicles vary spatially and temporally throughout the viral replication cycle.
Former PhD student and now doctor Lorenzo Finci in a spotlight in Cell: “The emerging postdoc culture in China”.
In summer 2015, Lorenzo Finci accepted his next postdoctoral position at a
top school in China. He will learn single particle cryo-electron
microscopy in the lab of Yigong Shi, the Dean of the School of Life
Sciences at Tsinghua University.