Vlad Denic

Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Harvard University
NorthWest Building, Room 445.30
52 Oxford Street
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-496-6381
Email: vdenic@mcb.harvard.edu

Website:

http://labs.mcb.harvard.edu/denic/
Lab Size: Fewer than 5

Summary

The Denic lab takes advantage of novel methodologies for studying large-scale genetic interactions in budding yeast as well as mass spectrometry-based characterization of natively-isolated protein complexes in order to identify the essential components required for several membrane-associated cellular processes. We then carry out targeted and systematic biochemical reconstitution strategies using the identified components in order to go from parts lists to functional and mechanistic insights.

Publications

Denic V., Weissman J. S. (2007). A Molecular Caliper Mechanism for Determining Very Long-Chain Fatty Acid Length. Cell; 130, 663-67

Schuldiner M.,* Metz J., Schmid V., Denic V.* et al. (2008). The Get Complex Mediates Insertion of Tail-Anchored Proteins into the ER. Cell; 134, 634-45 (*co-first author)

Quan, E.M.,  Kamiya, Y., Kamiya, D., Denic, V.,  Weibezahn, J., Kato, K., Weissman, J.S. (2008). Defining the Glycan Destruction Signal for Endoplasmic Reticulum-Associated Degradation. Molecular Cell;  32, 870-877.

Jonikas, M. C., Collins, S. R., Denic, V., Oh, E., Quan, E. M., Schmid, V., Weibezahn, J., Schwappach, B., Walter, P., Weissman, J. S., Schuldiner, M. The Anatomy of a Cellular Folding Compartment. Science; in press. Science. 2009 Mar 27;323(5922):1693-7. PMID: 19325107