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  • Raman, Rahul, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are a family of complex carbohydrates whose known biological roles have dramatically increased over the recent years. It is now becoming increasingly evident that sequence specific GAG-protein ...
  • Kwan, Chi-Pong, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Specific interactions between heparan sulfate glycosaminoglycans (HSGAGs) and proteins are central to a wide range of biological processes such as anticoagulation, angiogenesis and growth factor activation. The specificity ...
  • Berry, David (David A.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are complex polysaccharides that exist both on the cell surface and free within the extracellular matrix. The intrinsic sequence variety stemming from the large number of building blocks that ...
  • Erickson, Erika M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Oceanic cyanobacteria are amongst the most populous species on the planet and have been found in every ocean around the world. These photosynthetic organisms play a major role in the global carbon cycle. They have adapted ...
  • Gulati, Amneet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Studying biophysical properties of cells can provide insight into the metabolic mechanisms and regulation of cell cycle processes. Though size is considered to be a fundamental property of cell state, its measurement on a ...
  • Ericksen, Daniel S. (Daniel Southwick), 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    In the wake of the development of technology to sequence the complete genome of an organism, it has become expedient to generate methodologies to elucidate and characterize the function of all genes constituting the complete ...
  • Wu, Lidan, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The heterogeneity of individual cellular behavior in response to physical and chemical stimuli has raised increasing attention in many biological processes. There is great incentive in developing techniques for high ...
  • Srinivasan, Karunya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Human adaptation of avian influenza viruses pose an enormous public health challenge as the human population is predominantly naive to avian influenza antigens. As such, constant surveillance is needed to monitor the ...
  • Clarke, Sean Aidan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Environmental bacteria display tremendous genetic diversity, but we are still learning how this diversity arises and relates to their wide range of habitats. Investigating how bacteria adapt helps us understand their ...
  • Birch, Christina M. (Christina Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Malaria kills over 500,000 people annually, the majority of whom are children under five years old in sub-Saharan Africa. This disease is caused by several parasite species, of which Plasmodium falciparum is associated ...
  • Saito-Benz, Hideshiro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Tamoxifen resistance is the biggest problem in endocrine treatment against hormone receptor positive breast cancer patients. HER2 is a membrane receptor tyrosine kinase that is known to correlate with poor disease outcome ...
  • Li, Adrienne Victoria (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Vaccines have benefited global health by controlling or eradicating life threatening diseases. With better understanding of infectious diseases and immunity, more interest has been placed on stimulating mucosal immune ...
  • McBee, Megan Earley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Recognition of polymicrobial infections is becoming important for understanding differential host responses to environmental exposures, vaccines, as well as therapeutics. Citrobacter rodentium is a well-characterized model ...
  • Wiktor-Brown, Dominika M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Mitotic homologous recombination is a critical pathway for the repair of DNA double-strand breaks and broken replication forks. Although homologous recombination is generally error-free, recombination between misaligned ...
  • Levine, Dana Ari (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The primary goal of the project was to make the machine maintenance process more efficient. In order to do this, we conducted a 3-day Value Stream Mapping workshop, during which we generated a map of the present value ...
  • Tzeng, Alice (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Cytokine therapy can activate potent antitumor responses, yet collateral toxicity often limits dosages. Although immunocytokines have been designed with the intent to localize cytokine activity, systemic dose-limiting side ...
  • McKee, Trevor David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    The extracellular matrix of tumors is a major barrier to the delivery of molecular medicine. We used fluorescence recovery after photobleaching combined with intravital microscopy to quantitate the transport properties of ...
  • Banava, Helen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Linkage disequilibrium studies have discovered few gene-disease associations for common diseases. The explanation has been offered that complex modes of inheritance govern risk for cancers, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular ...
  • Bransford, Philip W (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The volume of protein structure data has grown rapidly over the past 30 years, leaving a wake of facts that still require explanation. We endeavored to answer a few open questions on the structure-function relationship of ...
  • Kwan, Byron H. (Byron Hua) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Integrins are a family of heterodimeric cell surface receptors that are functionally important for cell adhesion, migration and proliferation. Certain integrins, especially those that are known to recognize the ...
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