Structural Biology Program

The Dimitar Nikolov Lab


Pictured: Dimitar Nikolov
Dimitar B. Nikolov, PhD

Research in our laboratory aims to characterize the molecular mechanisms underlying cell-to-cell interactions and signal transduction across the cell membrane. We are particularly interested in understanding how receptors located on the surface of developing axons and neurons interact with extracellular ligands to guide the development of the nervous system and the wiring of the brain.

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Pictured: Dimitar Nikolov

Dimitar B. Nikolov, PhD

  • The Nikolov laboratory focuses on the structural, biophysical, and biochemical characterization of the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell interactions and signal transduction in the nervous system.
  • PhD, The Rockefeller University
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Dimitar B. Nikolov, PhD
Dimitar B. Nikolov


Juha Himanen, PhD
Juha Himanen

Senior Research Scientist

Alexander Antipenko, PhD
Alexander Antipenko

Senior Research Scientist

Nayanendu Saha

Senior Research Scientist

Kai Xu, PhD
Kai Xu

Research Associate

Momchil Kolev, MS
Momchil Kolev

Research Assistant

Dorothea Robev, MS
Dorothea Robev

Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager

Maria Minchenko
Maria Minchenko

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David Grandy
David Grandy

Graduate Student

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Emilia Mason, PhD
Emilia Mason

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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