Welcome to the Ortlund Lab
We use sophisticated structural biology techniques such as x-ray crystallography and mass spectrometry coupled with an array of biochemical techniques to gain a molecular level understanding of transcriptional signaling - with a particular focus on lipid mediated signaling and transport. We currently pursue structural and biochemical studies of human nuclear receptors, which are lipid regulated transcription factors that play central roles in development, cancer, stress and metabolism. We have also made seminal contributions to the field of molecular evolution using nuclear receptors as a model system to study how tight molecular partnerships evolve.
- January 2019, New Travel Award. Congratulations to Emma D'Agostino on being invited to attend the 2019 RapiData course at SLAC (Stanford University); Emma also received a travel award for this course.
- January 2019, Invited Presentation. Congraultions to Filipp Frank on being invited to give a talk at the 2019 Keystone Symposium on RNA-Protein Interactions/Long Non-Coding RNAs
- January 2019, Poster Presentation. Congraultions to Cato on presenting a poster at the 2019 DSAC Symposium.
- January 2019, Award. Congraultions to Emma D'Agostino on earning 1st place in the Oral Presentation category at the 2019 DSAC Symposium.
- January 2019, Award. Congraultions to Matt Tillman on earning 2nd place in the Oral Presentation category at the 2019 DSAC Symposium.
- December 2018, New Travel Award. Congratulations to Emma D'Agostino on earning a travel award to present a poster at the 2019 ASBMB Conference in Orlando, Florida.
- November 2018, Ph.D. Defense. Congratulatios to Suzanne G. Mays on defending her Ph.D. Thesis! Dr. Mays has accepted the Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship Award to study at the Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain.
Emory Lipidomics Core
The Emory Integrated Lipidomics Core (EILC), a member core of the Emory Integrated Core Facilities (EICF), provides quantitative lipid analytical services using cutting-edge mass spectrometry methods to both clinical and basic biomedical research efforts at Emory.