The Baum Group studies protein-protein interaction and protein aggregation through biochemical and biophysical techniques, including Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
August 2019: Our new paper "Molecular underpinnings of integrin binding to collagen mimetic peptides containing vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-associated substitutions" is now in Press at J. Biol. Chem. Nice work everyone!
April 2019: Congratulations to Jonathan Stoeber who has been accorded an Honorable Mention in the 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) competition, a significant national achievement!
January 2019: Our recent work on "Increased Dynamics of α-Synuclein Fibrils by β-Synuclein Leads to Reduced Seeding and Cytotoxicity" is available as a pre-print on bioRxiv. Check it out!
January 2019: We welcome our new Laboratory Technician, Scott Taylor!
January 2019: Welcome to Caitlyn Tobita and Ben Ashamole, who have joined the group as graduate students!
November 2018: Our new paper "Cryptic binding sites become accessible through surface reconstruction of the type I collagen fibril" is now in Press at Scientific Reports. Nice work, Jie and Cody!
October 2018: The Baum Lab is now located in the brand new Chemistry & Chemical Biology Building!
October 2018: Jie has successfully defended her PhD! Congratulations, Jie!!
September 2018: Our review on the "Interactions between the Intrinsically Disordered Proteins β-Synuclein and α-Synuclein" is now In Press at Proteomics. Nice work Jon and Snow!
May 2018: Ana's paper "Magnesium Activates Microsecond Dynamics to Regulate Integrin-Collagen Recognition" is In Press at Structure. Nice job Ana!
May 2018: "Multi-Pronged Interactions Underlie Inhibition of α-Synuclein Aggregation by β-Synuclein" is now In Press at J. Mol. Biol. Good work everyone!
March 2018: Dr. Baifan Wang has joined the group as a Postdoctoral Associate. Welcome!
January 2018: Jonathan Stoeber joins the group as a new graduate student. Welcome!
November 2017: A review entitled "Revealing accessibility of cryptic protein binding sites within the functional collagen fibril" has been published in Biomolecules. Congrats Cody, Jie and Ana!
September 2017: Dr. Jonathan K. Williams has joined the group as a Postdoctoral Associate. Welcome!
September 2017: Gina successfully defends her PhD! Congrats Gina!
July 2017: "A pH-dependent switch promotes β-synuclein fibril formation via glutamate residues" has been published in J. Biol. Chem., and is a featured Editor's Pick (Getting in charge of β-synuclein fibrillation). Good work Gina, Mike, Tamr and Maria!