Decoding immune function at the atomic level
Research at the Sgourakis Lab sheds light on the dynamic molecular processes which determine immune recognition, signaling and the formation of long-term memory against viral, tumor and autoimmune targets.
To address these questions, we integrate cutting-edge structural biology tools from (NMR) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography with complementary biophysical and biochemical techniques, computational modeling and functional assays. Sgourakis lab’s efforts are done in close collaboration with the vibrant research community at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN).
We are affiliated with:
McShan AC, Devlin CA, Papadaki GF, Sun Y, Green AI, Burslem GM, Prock E, Sgourakis NG Nature Chemical Biology. 2022, In Press
Yarmarkovich M, Marshall QF, Warrington JM, Premaratne R, Farrel A, Groff D, Li W, di Marco M, Runbeck E, Truong H, Toor JS, Tripathi S, Nguyen S, Shen H, Noel T, Church NL, Weiner A, Kendsersky N, Martinez D, Weisberg R, Christie M, Eisenlohr L, Bosse KR, Dimitrov DS, Stevanovic S, Sgourakis NG, Kiefel BR, Maris JM. Nature. 2021 Nov;599(7885):477-484.
De Paula VS, Jude KM, Nerli S, Glassman CR, Garcia KC, Sgourakis NG. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2020 Mar 31;117(13):7183-7192.
The Sgourakis laboratory is grateful to our funding sources: