• Uncovering the Molecular Mechanisms Driving Transcription

  • Protein Dynamics

  • Molecular Evolution

  • Phospholipid Signaling


Eric A. Ortlund, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
1510 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

O. Wayne Rollins Center
G235 Office/Lab
404.727.5014 (Office tel.)
404.727.2563 (Lab tel.)
404.727.2738 (Fax)

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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.

Latest News

October 2017, New Lab Member. Welcome to Dr. Elizabeth Millings, who will be a joint postdoc between the Ortlund and Calvert Labs. 

September 2017, Award. Congratulations to Dr. Ortlund, who was selected to receive the 2017 Mentor of the Year Award for the Office of Postdoctoral Education.

September 2017, Honor. Congratulations to Dr. Ortlund, who was honored by Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee. 

September 2017, New Lab Baby! Xu Liu and his wife welcomed a baby girl on September 4th, 2017. Welcome to the lab, Zoey Liu!

June 2017, New Grant. Congratulations to Dr. Xu Liu on being awarded an AHA Fellowship. 

Emory Lipidomics Core

Lipidomics Core ImageThe 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.

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