Group Members


Nina Bozhanova

Current Post-Doctoral Fellow

PhD Molecular Biology, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS, Russia
nbozhanova [ at ]
Vanderbilt University - MBRIII 5140 Office Suite

Research Interests:

  • Antibody structure prediction and antibody design
  • Sequence-based prediction of antibody function
  • Fluorogen-activating proteins (FAPs) design and development of novel FAPs-based research tools
  • Function of lipocalin family proteins
  • Fluorescent proteins
  • Method development in Rosetta 


Collaboration with Crowe Lab:


Project Description:

I am interested in combination of computational and experimental approaches to develop novel tools that can advance or revolutionize various areas of biological science. Currently I am working among an interdisciplinary team of scientists from both Drs. Jens Meiler and James Crowe laboratories to combine next-generation sequencing data, information about experimentally discovered and characterized antibodies, and computational methods to elucidate structural determinants of pathogen recognition. Bringing all these data together, I am looking to better understand the maturation process of broadly neutralizing or highly potent antibodies. I am also fascinated by visualization of molecular-level biological processes and work to develop protein and small molecules-based tools for fluorescent imaging, while also working to improve the computational design of these probes.

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