Anda Trifan

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Field of Study: Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Emad Tajkhorshid
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2020)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Chemistry, DePaul University, 2012

Publications

Characterization of Lipid-Protein Interactions and Lipid-Mediated Modulation of Membrane Protein Function through Molecular Simulation
Melanie P. Muller, Tao Jiang, Chang Sun, Muyun Lihan, Shashank Pant, Paween Mahinthichaichan, Anda Trifan, and Emad Tajkhorshid
Chemical Reviews Article
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.8b00608


G.B. Kharas, N.E. Anderson, A. Bajor, A.C. Colbert, A. Coleman, C.E. Gregory, J. Hayes, J. Lantin, J.M. Malecki, T.C. Murphy, A. Oprescu, B.F. Rydzon, and I. Timoshevskaya. Novel Copolymers of Di- and Trialkoxy Ring-substituted Ethyl 2-Cyano-3-phenyl-2-propenoates and Styrene. J. Macromol. Sci. A50 (4) 276-280 (2013)



Expected forthcoming manuscripts in which I will be coauthor:

Trifan, A. and Tajkhorshid, E. Systematic study of the KRas functional regions: HVR linker's important role in orienting the G-domain. In preparation, 2019

Janina Sprenger, Anda Trifan, Neal Patel, Ashley Vanderbeck, Jenny Bredtfeldt, Emad Tajkhorshid, Roger Rowlett, Leila Lo Leggio, Karin Åkerfeldt and Sara Linse. A novel binding mode for calmodulin in complex with brain- and muscle-type creatine kinase peptides. In preparation, 2019

Trifan, A., Hallock, M.J., Golubeva, Y.A., and Pogorelov, T.V., Capturing Transmembrane Dimer Structures with Mobile Membrane: Point Mutations Take Change, In preparation, 2018

R.Strawn, N. Follmer, A. Oprescu, J. Tanaka, W.-F. Xue, J. Carey. Mutational studies of allosteric mechanism in E. coli arginine repressor. (in preparation for J. Mol. Biol.)

I. Donocheva, A. Oprescu, L. Jin. Isothermal Titration Calorimetric Study of Copper (II) Complexation to Simple Amino Acids (in preparation for J. Mol. Biol.)

Posters
Structural Factors Controlling Orientation of K-Ras G-Domain Membrane Binding (2019)
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, CSGF, WASHINGTON VA
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, ORLANDO, FL
BIOPHYSICAL SOCIETY MEETING, BALTIMORE, MD

Orientation of KRAS catalytic domain and membrane association
Biophysical Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2018)

Amino acid esters of 8-hydroxyquinoline as copper chelators
DePaul Research and Awards Symposium, Chicago, IL (2012)

ITC study of copper binding to amino acids
DePaul Research and Awards Symposium, Chicago, IL (2011)

Effects of copper on plant growth in soil
CIRRUS Student Research Showcase, Chicago, IL (2010)

Awards

BIOCHEMISTRY TRAVEL AWARD (2019)
BIOPHYSICS TRAVEL AWARD (2019)
Colin A Wraight Graduate Award (2017)
Biophysics Fellowship (2017)
Kelly Services Emerald Award (2014)
C. and K. Jonaitis Chemistry Award (2012)
DePaul University Department of Chemistry Scholarship (2011)
DePaul University Presidential Scholarship (2009-2012)
DePaul University Dean's List (2009-2012)