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Liana Weinstein

Liana is junior (class of 2021) double majoring in Neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society. She is from Long Island, New York and is loving her time here in Nashville as a Vanderbilt undergraduate student.

Liana joined the lab in June of 2019 under the direction of Dr. Vsevolod Gurevich. She is introducing mutations into arrestin-3 to test the role of lysine in the lariat loop in phosphate binding. These mutants will be used to elucidate the role of this lysine in the binding of receptor-attached phosphates and in receptor-independent scaffolding in the ASK1-MKK4/7-JNK3 cascade. In addition, she is working on mutagenesis project analyzing the role of receptor-binding residues in arrestin-1.

Papers form the lab

Vishnivetskiy, S.A., Weinstein, L.D., Zheng, C., Gurevich, E.V., Gurevich, V.V. Functional Role of arrestin-1 residues interacting with unphosphorylated rhodopsin elements. Int J Mol Sci 24 (10), 8903;; 20944/preprints202304.0476.v1 (2023).