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VladimirUversky

Vladimir Uversky, PhD, DSc

Assoc Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR MEDICINE
  • Our scientific interests are broadly defined as everything related to protein folding, misfolding and non-folding. However, the passion is definitely the field of protein non-folding , which is related to the discovery of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), analysis of their abundance in nature, characterization of their exceptional structural and functional plasticity, understanding of their vital roles in various biological processes, and establishing their involvement in the pathogenesis of multiple human diseases. These and related aspects of IDPs are analyzed by a combination of a wide spectrum of computational, bioinformatics, and experimental approaches of modern protein biophysics. Due to the high abundance of IDPs in various proteomes, the exceptional structural and functional plasticity of these proteins, and their intimate relations to the maladies' pathogenesis, it is almost impossible to find an area of protein science where IDPs would not play a noticeable role.
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JaredTur

Jared Tur

Graduate Research Assistant, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR MEDICINE
  • The Tipparaju lab focuses on voltage-gated potassium channel subunits (Kvβ1 and 2) within the heart. Currently we are investigating the molecular and physiological roles of Kvβ1.1 and Kvβ2 subunits within the heart. We utilize both en vivo, including a genetically deleted mouse model and en vitro models to study the overall molecular and physiological roles.
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