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