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Dr. Knight defended his PhD, “Structural mechanisms of G protein activation and suppression,”  Nov. 3!

Title of PhD defense talk: “Structural mechanisms of G protein activation and suppression.”

Ph.D. Mentor is Dr. Henrik Dohlman

Congratulations to our new Dr. Knight!


Knight KM, Ghosh S, Campbell SL, Lefevre TJ, Olsen RHJ, Smrcka AV, Valentin NH, Yin G, Vaidehi N, Dohlman HG. A universal allosteric mechanism for G protein activation. Mol Cell. 2021 Apr 1; 81(7):1384-1396.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2021.02.002. PMID: 33636126; PMC8026646.

McShan AC, Kaur K, Chatterjee S, Knight KM, De Guzman RN. NMR identification of the binding surfaces involved in the Salmonella and Shigella Type III secretion tip-translocon protein-protein interactions. Proteins. 2016 Aug;84(8):1097-107. doi: 10.1002/prot.25055. PMID: 27093649; PMC5261137.