Gabrielle Rudenko, PhD Associate Professor

Gabrielle Rudenko, PhDDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology
5.114B Basic Science Bldg
Route: 0647 | Tel: (409) 772-6292 | Fax: (409) 772-9642 | garudenk@utmb.edu

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Research

We study molecules that mediate the formation, maintenance and plasticity of synapses, the contact and communication point between neurons. Our proteins of interest organize and regulate protein interaction networks in the synaptic cleft and impact how neurons communicate with each other at synapses. Many of the proteins we study are implicated in neurological disease and serve as potential novel therapeutic targets. Research projects involve protein over - expression and purification, x - ray crystallography, biochemical and biophysical techniques, proteomics, chemical biology and in collaboration electron microscopy and NMR.