Structural Biology Program

The Nikola Pavletich Lab

Research

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich, PhD

Our research group is interested in the structural biology of pathways that are altered in cancer, with particular emphasis on pathways that control the growth and proliferation of the cell. In cancer, mutations and other alterations in these pathways lead to the uncoupling of cell growth from growth-regulatory signals and contribute to the unrestricted proliferation of the tumor cell.

Nikola Pavletich Lab Group

Publications

Yang, H., Rudge, D.G., Koos, J.D., Vaidialingam, B., Yang, H.J. & Pavletich, N.P. mTOR kinase structure, mechanism and regulation. Nature 497, 217-223 (2013).

Wang, R., Persky, N., Yoo, B., Ouerfelli, O., Smogorzewska, A., Elledge, S. J. & Pavletich, N.P. Mechanism of DNA interstrand cross-link processing by repair nuclease FAN1. Science 346, 1127-30 (2014).

Zhou, C., Pourmal, S. & Pavletich, N. P. Dna2 nuclease-helicase structure, mechanism and regulation by Rpa. eLife 4:e09832 (2015).

Yang, H., Jiang, X., Li, B., Yang, H.J., Miller, M., Yang, A., Dhar, A. & Pavletich, N.P. Mechanisms of mTORC1 activation by RHEB and inhibition by PRAS40. Nature 552, 368-373 (2017).

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People

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich

Nikola P. Pavletich, PhD

  • The Pavletich laboratory studies the structural biology of oncogenes and tumor suppressors.
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University
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Members

Yehuda Goldgur
Yehuda Goldgur

Associate Laboratory Member & Head, X-Ray Crystallography core Facility

Buren Li
Buren Li

Research Technician

Nikola Pavletich, PhD
Nikola Pavletich

Member

Madellyn Sosa
Madellyn Sosa

Administrative Assistant

Renjing Wang
Renjing Wang

Research Fellow

Haijuan Yang
Haijuan Yang

Senior Research Scientist

Marie Benton
Marie Benton
Ankita Dhar
Ankita Dhar

Research Assistant

Buren Li
Buren Li

Graduate Student

Christopher Peralta
Christopher Peralta
Christopher Warren
Christopher Warren
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