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Julius B. Khan Jr Lecture - Amy E. Keating, PhD "Navigating landscapes of protein interaction specificity"

When: Monday, April 1, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Nate Will   (312) 503-4892

Group: Department of Pharmacology Seminars

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Title: Navigating landscapes of protein interaction specificity

Abstract: Proteins must form specific interactions to orchestrate important biological processes, yet how selective molecular recognition is encoded in protein sequence and structure is only partially understood. The Keating Lab has studied this problem for families of evolutionarily related proteins. In our recent work, we have focused on the interactions of structurally conserved protein domains with short linear motifs, which abound in the human proteome. I will discuss our studies of EVH1 domains and how their molecular recognition properties have evolved over hundreds of millions of years.


Reception to follow in Ryan Family Atrium (Lurie Building) 


Amy E. Keating 

Jay A. Stein Professor of Biology

Professor of Biological Engineering

Member, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

Head, MIT Department of Biology

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