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.
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.
Madhurima Das won Best Poster Award at the Gordon Research Conference for her work on apoA-I amyloid! GRC-Biopolymers was held in Newport, RI, June 1-6, 2014.
Welcome to Dr. Anna Rull from the San Pau Hospital in Barcelona, Spain! Anna joined the Gursky lab for 6 months to work on structural stability, aggregation and fusion of LDL subclasses.
Congratulations to Dr. Mengxiao Lu on her new position as a scientist at Bristol Myers Squibb!
Congratulations to Madhurima Das whose paper was selected for a cover of FEBS Journal, Volume 281, No. 11, June 2014
Cover title: “Hypothetical molecular mechanism of apoA-I misfolding in familial and in acquired amyloidosis”
Das, M., Mei, X., Jayaraman S., Atknson D., & Gursky, O. (2014) Amyloidogenic mutations in human apolipoprotein A-I are not necessarily destabilizing: A common mechanism of apoA-I misfolding in familial amyloidosis and atherosclerosis. FEBS Journal (E-pub April 7) PMID:24702826.
Congratulations to Jacob Turnbull for receiving his Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Masters Degree in Biotechnology. He performed his research for both degrees in Prof. Jamie McKnight’s lab.
Also, congratulations to Dr. Meimei Wen and Dr. Mengxiao Lu who received their PhD degree in Biophysics on May 17, 2014!
Meimei Wen performed her PhD research in the laboratory of Prof. Atkinson, and Mengxiao Lu did her research in the Gursky lab.
The Henry I. Russek Students Achievement Day committee has selected the 2014 award winners.
As always in this selection, we were guided by demonstrated excellence in research, academics, and excellent citizenship in the lab and beyond.
Our 2014 Award Winners exemplifying these criteria are:
1st place – Anastasia Karabina (Moore lab)
2nd place – Madhurima Das (Gursky lab)
Congratulations to Dr. Arwa Badahdah on the successful defense of her Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) dissertation
Dr. Arwa Badahdah has successfully defended her DSc dissertation, “Effect of a
Salivary Peptide on the Structure of Bacterial Pili and Bacterial Adhesion to Host
Dr. Badahdah completed her research in a Physiology & Biophysics lab, and is a
member of the Oral Biology & Periodontology program at the BU Goldman School of
She has passed her written Dental Board Exam, and will graduate in May 2014 with a
combined DDS / DSc degree.
Congratulations to Dr. Mengxiao Lu on a successful defense of her PhD dissertation “Structural Stability and Fusion of Human Low-Density Lipoproteins” (advisor: Dr. Gursky)