Doreen Matthies, Ph.D.

Stadtman Investigator

Unit on Structural Biology





Doreen Matthies is an Earl Stadtman tenure-track investigator and the Head of the Unit on Structural Biology in the Division of Basic and Translational Biophysics at NICHD. She obtained her diploma in Molecular Biology (2008) and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry (2014) from the University of Frankfurt in Germany while performing her research work in the group of Thomas Meier at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics in the Department of Structural Biology lead by Werner Kühlbrandt. She joined the group of Sriram Subramaniam in the Laboratory of Cell Biology at NCI, NIH for her postdoctoral work (2013-2018) followed by two years in the Cryo-EM Department at HHMI Janelia before starting her own Structural Biology lab within NICHD at the end of 2020.

Selected Publications

  1. Petersen JD, Lu J, Fitzgerald W, Zhou F, Blank PS, Matthies D, Zimmerberg J. Unique Aggregation of Retroviral Particles Pseudotyped with the Delta Variant SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein. Viruses. 2022;14(5).
  2. Nguyen C, Lei HT, Lai LTF, Gallenito MJ, Mu X, Matthies D, Gonen T. Lipid flipping in the omega-3 fatty-acid transporter. Nat Commun. 2023;14(1):2571.
  3. Matthies D, Bae C, Toombes GE, Fox T, Bartesaghi A, Subramaniam S, Swartz KJ. Single-particle cryo-EM structure of a voltage-activated potassium channel in lipid nanodiscs. Elife. 2018;7.
  4. Matthies D, Dalmas O, Borgnia MJ, Dominik PK, Merk A, Rao P, Reddy BG, Islam S, Bartesaghi A, Perozo E, Subramaniam S. Cryo-EM Structures of the Magnesium Channel CorA Reveal Symmetry Break upon Gating. Cell. 2016;164(4):747-56.

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