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2016

September

  • Celina Hsieh has been nominated and selected for participation in the Council on Undergraduate Research's Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium, which will take place in Arlington (VA) on October 23-24, 2016. Well done, Celina!

  • Our recent research outcomes pertaining to the functional reconstitution of the transmembrane domain of a bicomponent ABC transporter are presented in a paper published in ACS Chem. Biol. 11(9) (2016), 2506-2518.

  • June

  • Celina Hsieh from Brown University is our new REU intern, who has received a fellowship through Syracuse Biomaterials Institute - REU Program, which is funded by the US National Science Foundation. Congratulations and welcome, Celina!

  • April

  • Yi-Ching's and Sergio's paper devoted to the structure and function of the c-ring proteolipid transmembrane pore of the yeast V-ATPase is now in an open-access format in Scientific Reports. This paper shows single-particle, cryo-electron microscopy images of the c-ring transmembrane pores as well as single-molecule electrophysiology data of individual transmembrane complexes.

  • March

  • CONGRATULATIONS to Avinash for winning "Best Commercial Potential Award" at Stevenson Biomaterials Research Poster Presentation, Syracuse, March 4, 2016.

  • February

  • Liviu has fulfilled his citizenship obligations for all 2015 cycles in Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section of the US National Institutes of Health.

  • 2015

    November

  • Jack Gugel's view on pore-forming hemolysins, "mushroom proteins that breach the greasy barrier of cell membranes," is now in print in a Springer Series in Biophysics book (J.F. Gugel and L. Movileanu, 2015, Staphylococcal Beta-barrel Pore-forming Toxins: Mushrooms That Breach the Greasy Barrier, Springer Series in Biophysics, Martinac, B. (Series Ed.), Vol. 18, Electrophysiology of Unconventional Channels and Pores, Chapter, 10, Delcour, A.H. (Ed.), Springer, New York, pp. 241-266.).

  • June

  • Tiberiu Mihaila, our research intern, has accepted an offer from Molecular Life Sciences Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Congrats, Tiberiu! Best of luck in your new position!

  • Kristin Gooden is our new REU intern, who has received a fellowship through Syracuse Biomaterials Institute REU Program, which is funded by the US National Science Foundation. Welcome, Kristin!

  • May

  • Our collaborative work with Stewart Loh's group and other participants from SUNY Upstate Medical University and Rutgers has been published in Molecular Pharmacology - A.R. Blanden, X. Yu, A.J. Wolfe, J.A. Gilleran, D.J. Augeri, R.S. O'Dell, E.C. Olson, S.D. Kimball, T.J. Emge, L. Movileanu, D.R. Carpizo and S.N. Loh, 2015, Synthetic metallochaperone ZMC1 rescues mutant p53 conformation by transporting zinc into cells as an ionophore, Mol. Pharmacol. 87(5), 825-831. This study shows that cancer drug zinc metallochaperone-1 increases intracellular Zn concentration by functioning as a Zn ionophore as well.

  • Motahareh Ghahari Larimi, a PhD graduate student in the Physics Program has decided to follow an independent/rotation study in our research group. Welcome, Motahareh!

  • March

  • Dr. Yi-Ching Hsueh, a recent PhD graduate from Max-Planck Institute for Biophysics in Frankfurt (Germany) joins Movileanu's laboratory. Welcome, Yi-Ching!

  • February

  • Belete's last story in our research group is now published in ACS Chemical Biology B.R. Cheneke, B. van den Berg, and L. Movileanu, 2015, Quasithermodynamic Contributions to the Fluctuations of a Protein Nanopore, ACS Chem. Biol. 10(3), 784-794. This work relates thermodynamcis and kinetics of a fluctuating protein nanopore using rational membrane protein design.

  • January

  • A new patent has been issued pertinent to work accomplished by our research group: US Patent 8,916,684: "Bioengineered protein pores;" Authors: Mohammad. M. Mohamamd and Liviu Movileanu, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. (Issued December 23rd, 2014)



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