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How HIV-1 Hijacks Membrane Traffic and Membrane Scission


Thursday, September 12, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


NCI at Frederick, 549 Auditorium


Danielle Siler 301-846-1924

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: James Hurley is a professor of biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology at the University of California at Berkeley. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of California at San Francisco and he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oregon. He was an Investigator at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH and Chief of the Section on Structural Biology and Cell Signaling at LMB, NIDDK, NIH from 1992-2013 before moving to UC Berkeley. The Hurley lab studies interactions between proteins and membrane lipids, their roles in autophagy, membrane scission and coated vesicle formation and how HIV subverts these processes. The Hurley lab uncovers the molecular mechanism behind these interactions using interdisciplinary approaches, including cryoelectron microscopy, x-ray crystallography, biochemical reconstitution and live-cell imaging. Dr. Hurley received the Hans Neurath Award in 2014 from The Protein Society for his work on HIV subversion of coated vesicle trafficking.

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Dr. James Hurley University of California, Berkeley