Welcome to Elka Georgieva's research group
Our research group at Texas Tech University was established in 2020.
We use multidisciplinary approaches to learn the structure, conformational dynamics and function of membrane proteins at the molecular level. Particularly, we are interested to understand the structure and functional mechanisms of:
(1) Viral proteins in cellular membranes with emphasis on proteins from oncoviruses.
(2) Membrane exporters from pathogenic bacteria with emphasis on Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).
(3) Lipid-interacting human proteins linked to cancer.
We strongly believe that education and science are for all motivated and determined individuals who pursue understanding of fundamentals and possibly new discoveries. Therefore, we are enthusiastic to have on our team and collaborate with researchers of all backgrounds and genders to produce outstanding scientific results and contribute to the well-being of our society.
LAB SPACE AND MAJOR EQUIPMENT
We are located in Experimental Science Building 2 at TTU and conduct research in modern work-efficient laboratories. We have biochemistry lab space, instrumentation room, and EPR spectrometer space.
Bruker X-band EPR spectrometer
ITC nano Ultra and low speed centrifuges from Beckman Coulter
Incubator-shakers FPLC purifier Fluorimeter