Ashrafi, Kaveh
Atabai, Kamran
Black, Brian L
Blanc, Paul D
Botvinick, Elias H
Boushey, Homer A
Broaddus, V Courtney
Brodsky, Frances M
Brown, James K
Bruneau, Benoit G
Caughey, George H
Chapman, Harold A
Charo, Israel F
Chawla, Ajay
Chuang, Pao-Tien
Clyman, Ronald I
Conklin, Bruce R
Conte, Michael S
Coughlin, Shaun R
DAngelo, Maximillano
Degrado, William F
Deo, Rahul C
Derynck, Rik M
Dobbs, Leland G
Engel, Joanne N
Erle, David J
Fahy, John Vincent
Farese, Robert V
Fineman, Jeffrey R
Ganz, Peter
Gardner, David G
Gartner, Zev Jordan
Glantz, Stanton A
Gold, Warren M
Grabe, Michael D
Gropper, Michael
Grossman, William
Gruenert, Dieter C
Hart, Daniel O
Hata, Akiko
Hawgood, Samuel
Hoffman, Julien I
Huang, Guo
Ingraham, Holly A
Jan, Lily Y
Julius, David J
Jura, Natalia Z
Kan, Yuet W
Kane, John P
Karliner, Joel S
Kornberg, Thomas B
Kurtz, Theodore W
Kwok, Pui-Yan
Lazarus, Stephen C
Lee, Randall J
Lim, Wendell A
Mahley, Robert W
Malloy, Mary J.
Mann, Michael J
Matthay, Michael A
Mcdonald, Donald M
Mikawa, Takashi
Minor, Daniel L
Mostov, Keith E
Oishi, Peter E
Olgin, Jeffrey E
Pearce, David
Redberg, Rita F
Reiter, Jeremy F.
Rock, Jason R.
Rowitch, David H
Scheinman, Melvin M
Schiller, Nelson B
Sheppard, Dean
Shokat, Kevan M
Shu, Xiaokun
Simpson, Paul C
Springer, Matthew L
Srivastava, Deepak
Teitel, David F
Von Zastrow, Mark E
Wang, Rong
Wang, Biao
Weiner, Orion D
Weiss, Arthur
Weiss, Ethan J
Werb, Zena
Woodruff, Prescott G
Xu, Allison Wanting
Yeghiazarians, Yerem
Zovein, Ann C

CVRI Scientists

Natalia Z Jura, PhD
Asst Professor In Residence

Research Interests:
Receptor tyrosine kinases, kinase regulatory mechanisms, membrane proteins, feedback regulation of cell signaling

Summary:
We study basic mechanisms of cellular signaling by Receptor Tyrosine Kinases with a goal to understand how cells receive and process growth signals provided by the neighboring cells and the extracellular milieu. Receptor Tyrosine Kinases are single pass transmembrane receptors that catalyze tyrosine phosphorylation upon activation of their intracellular kinase domains. These receptors are principal regulators of growth and survival signals in cells and therefore frequently become deregulated in human diseases. We are interested in understanding how the kinase activity of these receptors is regulated by ligand binding and how the receptors associate with their regulatory components during the activation process. By combining biochemistry and cell biology we are studying these processes in the reconstituted membrane systems in vitro and in the plasma membrane of the living cells. We also use crystallography to gain an atomic resolution insight into Receptor Tyrosine Kinase regulation that will help us design new approaches for therapeutic intervention

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