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The Marilyn Resh Lab

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Marilyn Resh
Marilyn Resh, PhD
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The goal of my laboratory’s research is to understand how fatty acylation influences the structure and function of membrane-bound and secreted signaling proteins. Our focus is on the Src family tyrosine protein kinases, Hedgehog and Wnt proteins.

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Marilyn Resh

Marilyn Resh, PhD

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  • Cell biologist Marilyn Resh investigates the regulation of protein function by fatty acylation, and the development of Hedgehog palmitoylation inhibitors to block pancreatic and lung cancer.
  • PhD, Harvard University
  • AB, Princeton University
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Debra Alston
Debra Alston

Sr. Administrative Assistant

James Asciolla
James Asciolla

Graduate Student

Atul Khire, Ph.D.
Atul Khire, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kalpana Rajanala, PhD
Kalpana Rajanala

Research Fellow

Adina Schonbrun
Adina Schonbrun

Graduate Student

Jing Zhou, Ph.D.
Jing Zhou, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Raisa Louft-Nisenbaum
Raisa Louft-Nisenbaum

Research Technician

Marilyn Resh
Marilyn Resh

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Lab Alumni
Rita Curti
Rita Curti

Student Research Assistant

Brittany Haugen
Brittany Haugen

Graduate Student

Armine Matevossian
Armine Matevossian

Senior Scientist at EMD Sero Inc., Cambridge, MA

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Achievements

  • Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award, Weill Cornell Graduate School (2009)
  • Established Scientist, American Heart Association (1994-1999)
  • Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, Pew Charitable Trusts (1987-1991)
  • Discovery of the ""two-signal hypothesis"" for binding of myristoylated proteins to membranes
  • Discovery of a myristoyl switch mechanism for membrane binding of HIV-1 Gag
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  • First to establish Hedgehog acyltransferase as a bona fide palmitoyl acyltransferase for Hedgehog proteins
  • Discovery of the first-in-class hedgehog palmitoylation inhibitor

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