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Research Spotlight: Hassane Mchaourab

Feb. 26, 2020—CSB Researcher Hassane Mchaourab and his lab pinpointed the role of an amino acid residue – a glutamate – that is essential for proton sensing & drug resistance. Using a proton gradient, PfMATE undergoes a structural change to allow its substrates to enter through the cytoplasm & get released outside the cell. Read the PNAS...

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Research Spotlight: Erkan Karakas

Feb. 18, 2020—The lab of CSB Researcher Erkan Karakas, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has determined the structure of human IP3R type 3, a calcium channel found in rapidly proliferating cells. Read more about this discovery in the VUMC Reporter.

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CSB Congratulations! Jarrod Smith

Feb. 17, 2020—Congratulations to Research Associate Professor and CSB Assistant Director Jarrod Smith, PhD, on receiving a 2020 Core Development Grant. The grant provides $50,000 to support the Vanderbilt Structural Biology Computer Support Service.

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CSB Congratulations! Steffen Lindert

Feb. 12, 2020—Congratulations to former CSB and MBTP trainee Steffen Lindert, PhD, on being named a 2020 Sloan Research Fellow.  Steffen, a graduate of the Meiler Lab, is an assistant professor at the Ohio State University in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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Research Spotlight: Lauren Jackson and Teru Nakagawa

Feb. 11, 2020—CSB Researchers  Lauren Parker Jackson and Teru Nakagawa with colleagues have figured out how a single protein complex could fit and sort different types of cargoes to different destinations. Understanding this complex is key, as some mutations are related to late-onset Parkinson’s Disease. Read the full paper published in Structure.

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Research Spotlight: Walter Chazin

Feb. 10, 2020—CSB Director Walter Chazin (Biochemistry) and his lab revealed key interactions in a DNA repair pathway called nucleotide excision repair (NER) in a recent Nucleic Acids Research paper. This research may have implications for the treatment of the genetic disorder xeroderma pigmetosum (XP). Read more about this discovery.

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Breann Brown named Inspiring Black Scientist

Feb. 10, 2020—CSB Researcher Dr. Breann Brown, Biochemistry, has been named in a list of 100 inspiring black scientists in America by CellPress blog, Crosstalk. Congratulations Dr. Brown on this distinction!

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CSB Congratulations!

Jan. 16, 2020—The Center for Structural Biology Congratulates … Adalberto Diaz, PhD, of the Chazin Lab, on being awarded an NIH F32 fellowship. Ellie Okwei, of the Meiler Lab, on being awarded an NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship. Bian Li, PhD, of the Capra Lab, on being awarded an American Heart Association fellowship. Brennica Marlow, of the Meiler...

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Justin Marinko presents MBTP/CSB Seminar on 1/21/2020

Jan. 16, 2020—2020 Karpay Award Winner Justin Marinko, of the Sanders Lab, presents the MBTP/CSB Seminar: “There and Back Again: A Protein’s Tale” on Tuesday, January 21, at 12:20pm-1:10pm in 1220 MRB3. A reception and award presentation will follow the seminar. The Karpay Award was established in 2010 to honor the memory of Dr. Anne Karpay, who...

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Dissertation Defense: Ian Setliff – January 10

Jan. 8, 2020—Ian Setliff, of the Georgiev Lab, presents: “High-resolution interrogation of antibody repertoires using next-generation sequencing” on Friday, January 10, at 11:00am in 206 PRB.  

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