Judith D. Saide, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics

Judith Saide
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


Expertise includes: Physiology instruction, Softchalk interactive lesson preparation; Kaltura video production. Former research on muscle proteins included techniques in polyclonal and monoclonal antibody production, gene cloning, and electron microscopy.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences



  • Boston University School of Medicine, PhD
  • Vassar College, BA

Classes Taught

  • MEDMS145


  • Published on 1/1/2006

    Saide, J.D. Nature’s Versatile Engine: Insect Flight Muscle Inside and Out, ed. Jim Vigoreaux . The Insect Z-Band. Springer US; Jointly published with Landes Bioscience. Austin, TX, USA. 2006; 150-166.

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  • Published on 11/4/2005

    Patel SR, Saide JD. Stretchin-klp, a novel Drosophila indirect flight muscle protein, has both myosin dependent and independent isoforms. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2005; 26(4-5):213-24. PMID: 16270160.

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  • Published on 1/1/2005

    Ayme-Southgate A, Saide J, Southgate R, Bounaix C, Cammarato A, Patel S, Wussler C. In indirect flight muscles Drosophila projectin has a short PEVK domain, and its NH2-terminus is embedded at the Z-band. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2005; 26(6-8):467-77. PMID: 16465474.

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  • Published on 3/1/2004

    Cammarato A, Hatch V, Saide J, Craig R, Sparrow JC, Tobacman LS, Lehman W. Drosophila muscle regulation characterized by electron microscopy and three-dimensional reconstruction of thin filament mutants. Biophys J. 2004 Mar; 86(3):1618-24. PMID: 14990488.

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  • Published on 2/1/1995

    Ayme-Southgate A, Southgate R, Saide J, Benian GM, Pardue ML. Both synchronous and asynchronous muscle isoforms of projectin (the Drosophila bent locus product) contain functional kinase domains. J Cell Biol. 1995 Feb; 128(3):393-403. PMID: 7844153.

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  • Published on 5/1/1993

    Vigoreaux JO, Saide JD, Valgeirsdottir K, Pardue ML. Flightin, a novel myofibrillar protein of Drosophila stretch-activated muscles. J Cell Biol. 1993 May; 121(3):587-98. PMID: 8486738.

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  • Published on 8/1/1991

    Vigoreaux JO, Saide JD, Pardue ML. Structurally different Drosophila striated muscles utilize distinct variants of Z-band-associated proteins. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 1991 Aug; 12(4):340-54. PMID: 1719028.

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  • Published on 4/1/1990

    Saide JD, Chin-Bow S, Hogan-Sheldon J, Busquets-Turner L. Z-band proteins in the flight muscle and leg muscle of the honeybee. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 1990 Apr; 11(2):125-36. PMID: 2351750.

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  • Published on 11/1/1989

    Saide JD, Chin-Bow S, Hogan-Sheldon J, Busquets-Turner L, Vigoreaux JO, Valgeirsdottir K, Pardue ML. Characterization of components of Z-bands in the fibrillar flight muscle of Drosophila melanogaster. J Cell Biol. 1989 Nov; 109(5):2157-67. PMID: 2509482.

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  • Published on 12/15/1981

    Saide JD. Identification of a connecting filament protein in insect fibrillar flight muscle. J Mol Biol. 1981 Dec 15; 153(3):661-79. PMID: 6802982.

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