Nikolai Smolin

Ph. D. University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

Nikolai joined the Robia Lab at the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at Loyola University Chicago Strich School of Medicine in 2012.  Nikolai applied modeling techniques (molecular dynamics simulation, docking, etc.) to study dynamics and interactions of SERCA. His scientific interests are computer simulation in biophysics, protein dynamics, water in biology, nanoscale biophysics, therapeutic proteins, etc.

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Olga Raguimova

B.S. Biological Sciences, UIC, Chicago, 2011

Olga joined the Robia Lab in the summer of 2014. She worked on investigating SERCA key conformational changes during calcium cycling and molecular mechanism of SERCA relief-of-inhibition by PLB phosphorylation. In her research, Olga utilized techniques such as molecular dynamics simulations, molecular genetics, biochemical assays, fluorescence resonance energy transfer measurements, etc.

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