The Georgieva Lab News
Majharul presented a poster at the 14th Annual meeting of the Center for Membrane Protein Research at TTUHSC
Negative staining electron microscopy provides insights into the HTLV-1 p13II protein interactions with lipid membranes by Md Majharul Islam, Oluwatosin Adetuyi, Lithasha Wickramasinghe, Olamide Ishola, Saman Majeed, Elka R. Georgieva
The Georgieva group published a preprint in collaboration with the TTU Art&Sciences EM facility
Oligomer polymorphism of HIV-1 Vpu protein oligomer formation in solution and in lipid environment (research article) bioRxiv preprint doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.08.26.505453 (2022) by Saman Majeed, Oluwatosin Adetyui, Md Majharul Islam, Bo Zhao, Elka R. Georgieva*
Kyle joined the group as an Undergraduate Student Researcher
Peter joined the group as a High-School Volunteer Researcher
Welcome Kyle and Peter!
Lithasha presented her work at the poster presentation organized by TTU and Welch Foundation Summer High-School Scholars Program.
Expression and Purification of p13 II protein from Human T-cell Leukemia Virus Type 1 and Interactions with Biological Membranes by Wickramasinghe, Lithasha ; Adetuyi, Oluwatosin; Islam, Md Majharul; Georgieva, Elka R.
Tosin attended and presented a poster at the 2022 Annual Symposium of the Protein Society in San Francisco.
Design of fusion constructs to facilitate the production and study of viral membrane proteins and their complexes by Oluwatosin Adetuyi, Saman Majeed, Md Majharul Islam, Elka R. Georgieva
The Georgieva research group having lunch together
Happy 4th of July!
Maggie joined the group as a Volunteer researcher
Olamide joined the group as a Graduate Student in Biochemistry.
Paula joined the group as a Summer Undergraduate Student in Biochemistry.
Lithasha joined the group as a High-School Student and Welch Foundation Scholar.
Welcome, Magie, Olamide, Paula and Lithasha!
Elka was invited and gladly accepted to join the Deputy Editorial Board of the Journal of Structural Biology and Journal of Structural Biology X.
Saman and Elka attended and presented posters at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) in Philadelphia.
Protein engineering and biochemical/biophysical approaches for structural studies of small membrane proteins and their complexes: Application to viroporins by Saman Majeed, Akram Bani Ahmad, Oluwatosin Adetuyi, Eric G. Evans, Stefan Stoll, Elka R. Georgieva.
Production of recombinant Mtb membrane efflux pump for structural and functional studies to reveal mechanisms of drug resistance by Elka R. Georgieva, Akram Bani Ahmad, Oluwatosin Adetuyi, Saman Majeed.
Saman was awarded the TTU Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS) for both the 2022 Summer and 2022 Fall Semesters. Congratulations, Saman!
Elka was admitted as a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
At the TTU Graduate Student poster competition 2022, Saman presented her and colleagues' poster "Biochemical and biophysical approaches to study dynamics of viroporin formation and structure in lipid membranes: applications to HIV-1 Vpu and HCV-p7 viroporins" by Saman Majeed, Akram Bani Ahmad, Oluwatosin Adetuyi, Md Majharul Islam, Elka R. Georgieva.
Akram was selected to receive the TTU Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS) for the 2022 Spring Semester. Congratulations, Akram!
Saman's application for an ASBMB 2022 Graduate Student Travel Award was approved for funding. Congratulations, Saman!
In April 2022, Saman will attend the ASBMB Annual Meeting in Philadelphia to present her, and colleagues' exciting work on viral membrane proteins.
Majharul joined the group as a Graduate Student in Biochemistry.
November 17: Saman successfully completed her Research Exam and moved to the next level - PhD candidacy. Congratulations, Saman!
Oluwatosin joined the group as a Graduate Student in Biochemistry.
The Georgieva group published a review paper
Lipid Membrane Mimetics in Functional and Structural Studies of Integral Membrane Proteins. Saman Majeed, Akram Bani Ahmad, Ujala Sehar, Elka R. Georgieva**, 2021, Membranes, September 3; 11(9), 685. https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes11090685.
Elka was appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics at Texas Tech University Health Science Center.
Ujala joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher.
Claudia joined the group as an undergraduate researcher for Summer 2021.
Elka gave a platform talk at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society (via Zoom)
Structure and Function of Viroporins in Lipid Membranes: Insights from Studies by the EPR Spectroscopy.
Akram joined the group as a Graduate Student in Analytical Chemistry.
Elka published a review paper
Protein Conformational Dynamics upon Association with the Surfaces of Lipid Membranes and Engineered Nanoparticles: Insights from Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Elka R. Georgieva, Molecules, 2020, Nov18;25(22):5393. doi: 10.3390/molecules25225393.
Saman joined the group as a Graduate Student in Biochemistry.