Welcome to Structural Biology lab!

Bezsonova Lab Photo

Research Interests:

  • Ubiquitin Biology and Cancer

  • Structural Biology

  • Protein Structure/Function Relationship

  • NMR Spectroscopy

  • X-ray Crystallography

Accepting applications from rotation students and graduate students.

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Lab News

Congratulations to Alex Rizzo, now Dr. Rizzo, on successfully defending his PhD thesis!

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Congrats to Gabi Valles (Bezsonova lab) and Gianluca Arianna (Korzhnev lab), winners of the MBB retreat best poster awards!

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Our USP7 review is now available online! Check out this special Cancer issue of DNA Repair.  

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Irina Bezsonova was featured in 2019 UConn Health Faculty Spotlight. Check out the video to learn more about our research!

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Sam Mahdi gave a great MBB rotation talk about his work with Dmitry Korzhnev on DNA clamp loader.

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Alex Rizzo is first author on PNAS article “Rev7 dimerization is important for assembly and function of the Rev1/PolĪ¶ translesion synthesis complex”. Check it out!

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Welcome to new students: Sam Mahdi, who joins Dmitry Korzhnev’s lab for his PhD project and Gianluca Arianna, who joins for his MD/PhD rotation!

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We are hiring!

The Bezsonova Lab is now supported by NIH R35 MIRA grant! A postdoctoral position in structural biology is available. We are looking for a talented recent PhD graduate interested in integration of major structural biology methods (NMR, X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM and molecular modeling) to address molecular mechanisms of enzyme activation. Cryo-EM experience is preferred.

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Kerry Silva spoke about her Rev7/Rev3 project at MBB rotation talks today.

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Check out our artwork featured on the cover of the December ’17 issue of the Cell Chemical Biology!

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