Post Doctoral Fellow - Di Cera
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NIH funded postdoctoral positions are available to study the structural enzymology of proteins responsible for blood coagulation (https://biochem.slu.edu/faculty/dicerawp/ ) with the goal of unraveling the molecular architecture and mechanism of the underlying interactions. The approach uses a combination of conventional (rapid kinetics, protein engineering, X-ray crystallography) and innovative (smFRET, cryo-EM) biophysical techniques. Current projects in the lab focus on the interaction of prothrombin with prothrombinase, leading to generation of thrombin and blood clotting, the activation of factor V required for assembly of prothrombinase and the interaction of the thrombin-thrombomodulin complex with protein C that halts the coagulation response. Additional studies focus on factor V short and its interactions with TFPIalpha, protein S and factor Xa and on proteins of the contact pathway like factors IX, XI and XII. Experience in rapid kinetics, smFRET, X-ray crystallography, NMR, or cryoEM is required.
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Medical Research Primary Appointment 12 mo.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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