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Nicolina Clemente, Ph.D.

Nicolina Clemente, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow, Du Laboratory
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Biography

Dr. Nicolina Clemente earned her B.S. and Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While there, her research focused on protein structure, dynamics and interactions in neurodegeneration, particularly amyloid-β and amyloid precursor protein (transmembrane) in Alzheimer’s disease and LRRK2 in Parkinson’s disease. In 2018, she joined the lab of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) expert Dr. Juan Du at Van Andel Research Institute as a postdoctoral fellow.

 

Current research focus

Dr. Nicolina Clemente uses cryo-EM to study the structure and function of membrane proteins involved in normal and pathological cellular processes.

Education & Training

Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Adviser: Dr. Chunyu Wang)
Thesis: NMR structural studies of FAD mutations in APPTM and amyloid-β peptide

B.S. in biochemistry and biophysics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Publications