Georgieva's Lab News
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.