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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

James Baleja

Associate Professor of Medical Education
James Baleja

James Baleja

Associate Professor of Medical Education

Office phone: 617-636-6872
Lab phone: 617-636-6873
Campus: Boston
Office: M&V 504C
Laboratory: 
M&V 614
Education: 
BSc, Biochemistry, University of Manitoba
MSc, Chemistry, University of Manitoba
PhD, Biochemistry, University of Alberta
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School
Research synopsis: 

My laboratory uses NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopy and other biophysical methods to determine high-resolution models for proteins, to quantify molecular interactions, and to measure metabolite levels in tissues and cells. Molecular agents are designed from these 3-dimensional structures to help develop inhibitor s to major human diseases such as cervical cancer and thrombosis. More specifically, we are examining proteins of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the causal agent for both the common wart and cervical cancer. We also are studying the Eps15-homology (EH) domain from proteins that link intracellular molecular trafficking to signal transduction with specific applications to epithelial cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma.

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