Congratulations to Madhurima Das!

March 2nd, 2015

Congratulations to Madhurima Das, a PhD Candidate from the Gursky lab, whose research with colleagues has been featured as an Invited Commentary on the Website of the International Atherosclerosis Society!  Full text available on line on line after login at the society website under E-literature / February 2015 / Featured Commentaries at

The commentary is based on the original article:

Das M., Jayaraman S., Mei X., Atkinson D., Gursky O. (2014) Amyloidogenic mutations in human apolipo-protein A-I are not necessarily destabilizing: A common mechanism of apoA-I misfolding in familial amyloid-osis and atherosclerosis. FEBS J. 281(11):2525-2542 (featured on the front cover of FEBS Journal).

This research also earned Madhurima Das Best Poster Award at the Gordon Research Conference on Biopolymers in June 2014.

Congratulations to Dr. Shobini Jayaraman!

January 23rd, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Shobini Jayaraman whose research, “Secretory Phospholipase A2, a New Function for an Old Player” has been highlighted in December 2014 on the website of the International Artherosclerosis Society as an invited commentary:

Full text available upon logon at (Commentaries, December 2014)

Congratulations to Prof. Gabel being named a Spivack Scholar!

January 8th, 2015

Congratulations are in order for Professor Chris Gabel who was just announced as a Spivack Scholar by the BU School of Medicine.

Congratulations to Prof. Esther Bullitt!

January 8th, 2015

Congratulations to Prof. Esther Bullitt who has been elected Director, Biological Sciences, of the Microscopy Society of America.

Celebrating Prof. Shipley’s Birthday!

December 18th, 2014

Happy Birthday to Prof. G. Graham Shipley


Ph.D. Thesis Defense Seminar for Evan Rossignol on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in room 107 (670 Albany St.)at 2:00.

September 5th, 2014

Oral Defense for Evan Rossignol, Candidate for Ph.D., entitled “Topology of Poliovirus RNA Replication Machinery”, on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

Dr. Lorenzo Finci publishes on brain development in Neuron

August 12th, 2014

Former Allen Lab Student Dr. Lorenzo Finci has recently published a crystal structure advancing our understanding of how the brain is wired during development. In the journal Neuron, the manuscript is entitled “The Crystal Structure of Netrin-1 in Complex with DCC Reveals the Bifunctionality of Netrin-1 As a Guidance Cue”.

News release and article

Congratulations to William Schmidt!

August 11th, 2014

Congratulations to William Schmidt for successfully defending his thesis, “Mutational Effects and Assembly of Muscle Contractile Proteins: Myosin and Tropomyosi” at his Oral Defense.

Welcome Dr. Isabel Morgado!

August 4th, 2014

Dr. Isabel Morgado joined the Gursky Lab on August 1 to work on protein misfolding and amyloid.  Dr. Morgado won a highly competitive Marie Cure International Award from the European Union, which will enable her to work for two years in the Physiology and Biophysics Dept. prior to establishing her own laboratory in Portugal.

Ph.D. Thesis Defense Seminar for William Schmidt on Thursday, July 31, 2014 in room R103 at 12:30.

July 9th, 2014

Oral Defense for William Schmidt, Candidate for Ph.D., entitled “Mutational Effects and Assembly of Muscle Contractile Proteins: Myosin and Tropomyosin”  on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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