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Joseph P. Albanesi, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Location: Dallas, TX United States

Dr. Albanesi received his AB from Dartmouth College where he majored in biology and chemistry. He then did graduate research in physical biochemistry jointly in the laboratories of Drs. Jacqueline Reynolds/Charles Tanford and Norman Kirschner at Duke University, where he received his PhD in 1980. From 1980-1987 he worked on projects related to cell motility in the laboratory of Dr. E. D. Korn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD., and in 1987 joined the Pharmacology Department at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center. His research is focused on determining the physical properties of membrane-associated proteins, with emphasis on the role of post-translational modifications on protein-protein and protein-membrane interactions. He is currently examining how post-translational modifications influence the function and regulation of LRRK2 and mutant forms of LRRK2 linked to Parkinson’s disease.  

Associated Grants

  • Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation and Post-translational Modification of LRRK2


  • Regulation of LRRK2 Membrane Association


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