Jenny E. Hinshaw, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator

Structural Cell Biology Section, Laboratory of Cell & Molecular Biology


Building NIHBC 08, Room 1A03
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Bethesda, MD 20892

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Research Topics

Our goal is to understand the dynamic structural properties of dynamins and correlate them with their diverse cellular functions.


  • Ph.D., Brown University, 1989
  • B.A., Wellesley College, 1982

Selected Publications

  1. Nyenhuis SB, Wu X, Strub MP, Yim YI, Stanton AE, Baena V, Syed ZA, Canagarajah B, Hammer JA, Hinshaw JE. OPA1 helical structures give perspective to mitochondrial dysfunction. Nature. 2023;620(7976):1109-1116.
  2. Doyle MT, Jimah JR, Dowdy T, Ohlemacher SI, Larion M, Hinshaw JE, Bernstein HD. Cryo-EM structures reveal multiple stages of bacterial outer membrane protein folding. Cell. 2022;185(7):1143-1156.e13.
  3. Zhang R, Lee DM, Jimah JR, Gerassimov N, Yang C, Kim S, Luvsanjav D, Winkelman J, Mettlen M, Abrams ME, Kalia R, Keene P, Pandey P, Ravaux B, Kim JH, Ditlev JA, Zhang G, Rosen MK, Frost A, Alto NM, Gardel M, Schmid SL, Svitkina TM, Hinshaw JE, Chen EH. Dynamin regulates the dynamics and mechanical strength of the actin cytoskeleton as a multifilament actin-bundling protein. Nat Cell Biol. 2020;22(6):674-688.
  4. Kong L, Sochacki KA, Wang H, Fang S, Canagarajah B, Kehr AD, Rice WJ, Strub MP, Taraska JW, Hinshaw JE. Cryo-EM of the dynamin polymer assembled on lipid membrane. Nature. 2018;560(7717):258-262.
  5. Mattila JP, Shnyrova AV, Sundborger AC, Hortelano ER, Fuhrmans M, Neumann S, Müller M, Hinshaw JE, Schmid SL, Frolov VA. A hemi-fission intermediate links two mechanistically distinct stages of membrane fission. Nature. 2015;524(7563):109-113.

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