Research Funding

  • September 27, 2021 - August 31, 2026 - Tau Metabolism in FTD: From Gene Mutations to Molecular Chaperones and Lysosomal Proteases , Co-Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: U54NS123985
  • June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2026 - Structure and Mechanism: Hsp90 proteostasis, cilia biogenesis and the jumbo phage ?nucleus? , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R35GM118099
  • September 30, 1988 - June 30, 2023 - Molecular Biophysics Training Grant , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: T32GM008284
  • September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2020 - The Yeast Centrosome - Structure Assembly & Function , Co-Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: P01GM105537

Education

Yale University, New Haven, B.S., 1975, Molec. Biol. and Biophysics
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Ph.D., 1980, Biological Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral, 1980
MRC Laboratory, Cambridge, England, Postdoctoral, 1981-82

Honors & Awards

  • 1975-1978
    National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
  • 1976
    Dreyfus Travelling Fellowship
  • 1980-1982
    Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1983-1986
    Searle Scholar
  • 1983-1991
    Presidential Young Investigator's Award (NSF)
  • 1986
    Sidhu Award for Outstanding Contributions to Crystallography
  • 1998
    Parke-Davis Paper of the Year
  • 2006
    Election to Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators (excellence in teaching award)
  • 2007
    Election to Protein Society Executive Council
  • 2007
    Election to the NationalAcademy of Sciences
  • 2009
    Election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2011-14
    Appointment to the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council

Selected Publications

  1. Zheng S, Wolff G, Greenan G, Chen Z, Faas FGA, Bárcena M, Koster AJ, Cheng Y, Agard DA. AreTomo: An integrated software package for automated marker-free, motion-corrected cryo-electron tomographic alignment and reconstruction. J Struct Biol X. 2022; 6:100068.  View on PubMed
  2. Diwanji D, Trenker R, Thaker TM, Wang F, Agard DA, Verba KA, Jura N. Author Correction: Structures of the HER2-HER3-NRG1β complex reveal a dynamic dimer interface. Nature. 2022 Feb; 602(7898):E26.  View on PubMed
  3. Li S, Fernandez JJ, Fabritius AS, Agard DA, Winey M. Electron cryo-tomography structure of axonemal doublet microtubule from Tetrahymena thermophila. Life Sci Alliance. 2022 03; 5(3).  View on PubMed
  4. Wang RY, Noddings CM, Kirschke E, Myasnikov AG, Johnson JL, Agard DA. Structure of Hsp90-Hsp70-Hop-GR reveals the Hsp90 client-loading mechanism. Nature. 2022 01; 601(7893):460-464.  View on PubMed
  5. Noddings CM, Wang RY, Johnson JL, Agard DA. Structure of Hsp90-p23-GR reveals the Hsp90 client-remodelling mechanism. Nature. 2022 01; 601(7893):465-469.  View on PubMed
  6. Croxford M, Elbaum M, Arigovindan M, Kam Z, Agard D, Villa E, Sedat J. Entropy-regularized deconvolution of cellular cryotransmission electron tomograms. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 12 14; 118(50).  View on PubMed
  7. Diwanji D, Trenker R, Thaker TM, Wang F, Agard DA, Verba KA, Jura N. Structures of the HER2-HER3-NRG1β complex reveal a dynamic dimer interface. Nature. 2021 12; 600(7888):339-343.  View on PubMed
  8. Fabritius AS, Bayless BA, Li S, Stoddard D, Heydeck W, Ebmeier CC, Anderson L, Gunnels T, Nachiappan C, Whittall JB, Old W, Agard DA, Nicastro D, Winey M. Proteomic analysis of microtubule inner proteins (MIPs) in Rib72 null Tetrahymena cells reveals functional MIPs. Mol Biol Cell. 2021 11 01; 32(21):br8.  View on PubMed
  9. Verba K, Gupta M, Azumaya C, Moritz M, Pourmal S, Diallo A, Merz G, Jang G, Bouhaddou M, Fossati A, Brilot A, Diwanji D, Hernandez E, Herrera N, Kratochvil H, Lam V, Li F, Li Y, Nguyen H, Nowotny C, Owens T, Peters J, Rizo A, Schulze-Gahmen U, Smith A, Young I, Yu Z, Asarnow D, Billesbølle C, Campbell M, Chen J, Chen KH, Chio US, Dickinson M, Doan L, Jin M, Kim K, Li J, Li YL, Linossi E, Liu Y, Lo M, Lopez J, Lopez K, Mancino A, Iii FM, Paul M, Pawar K, Pelin A, Pospiech T, Puchades C, Remesh S, Safari M, Schaefer K, Sun M, Tabios M, Thwin A, Titus E, Trenker R, Tse E, Tsui TKM, Feng F, Zhang K, Zhang Y, Zhao J, Zhou F, Zhou Y, Zuliani-Alvarez L, Agard D, Cheng Y, Fraser J, Jura N, Kortemme T, Manglik A, Southworth D, Stroud R, Swaney D, Krogan N, Frost A, Rosenberg O. CryoEM and AI reveal a structure of SARS-CoV-2 Nsp2, a multifunctional protein involved in key host processes. Res Sq. 2021 May 19.  View on PubMed
  10. Gupta M, Azumaya CM, Moritz M, Pourmal S, Diallo A, Merz GE, Jang G, Bouhaddou M, Fossati A, Brilot AF, Diwanji D, Hernandez E, Herrera N, Kratochvil HT, Lam VL, Li F, Li Y, Nguyen HC, Nowotny C, Owens TW, Peters JK, Rizo AN, Schulze-Gahmen U, Smith AM, Young ID, Yu Z, Asarnow D, Billesbølle C, Campbell MG, Chen J, Chen KH, Chio US, Dickinson MS, Doan L, Jin M, Kim K, Li J, Li YL, Linossi E, Liu Y, Lo M, Lopez J, Lopez KE, Mancino A, Moss FR, Paul MD, Pawar KI, Pelin A, Pospiech TH, Puchades C, Remesh SG, Safari M, Schaefer K, Sun M, Tabios MC, Thwin AC, Titus EW, Trenker R, Tse E, Tsui TKM, Wang F, Zhang K, Zhang Y, Zhao J, Zhou F, Zhou Y, Zuliani-Alvarez L, QCRG Structural Biology Consortium, Agard DA, Cheng Y, Fraser JS, Jura N, Kortemme T, Manglik A, Southworth DR, Stroud RM, Swaney DL, Krogan NJ, Frost A, Rosenberg OS, Verba KA. CryoEM and AI reveal a structure of SARS-CoV-2 Nsp2, a multifunctional protein involved in key host processes. bioRxiv. 2021 May 11.  View on PubMed
  11. Sun M, Azumaya CM, Tse E, Bulkley DP, Harrington MB, Gilbert G, Frost A, Southworth D, Verba KA, Cheng Y, Agard DA. Practical considerations for using K3 cameras in CDS mode for high-resolution and high-throughput single particle cryo-EM. J Struct Biol. 2021 09; 213(3):107745.  View on PubMed
  12. Brilot AF, Lyon AS, Zelter A, Viswanath S, Maxwell A, MacCoss MJ, Muller EG, Sali A, Davis TN, Agard DA. CM1-driven assembly and activation of yeast γ-tubulin small complex underlies microtubule nucleation. Elife. 2021 05 05; 10.  View on PubMed
  13. Rice LM, Moritz M, Agard DA. Microtubules form by progressively faster tubulin accretion, not by nucleation-elongation. J Cell Biol. 2021 05 03; 220(5).  View on PubMed
  14. Tao J, Berthet A, Citron YR, Tsiolaki PL, Stanley R, Gestwicki JE, Agard DA, McConlogue L. Hsp70 chaperone blocks α-synuclein oligomer formation via a novel engagement mechanism. J Biol Chem. 2021 Jan-Jun; 296:100613.  View on PubMed
  15. Rebours I, Agard D, Messager C, Cattelin C, Barbier O, Choufani C. [The basics of immobilisation]. Rev Infirm. 2021 Jan; 70(267):28-30.  View on PubMed
  16. Gordon DE, Hiatt J, Bouhaddou M, Rezelj VV, Ulferts S, Braberg H, Jureka AS, Obernier K, Guo JZ, Batra J, Kaake RM, Weckstein AR, Owens TW, Gupta M, Pourmal S, Titus EW, Cakir M, Soucheray M, McGregor M, Cakir Z, Jang G, O'Meara MJ, Tummino TA, Zhang Z, Foussard H, Rojc A, Zhou Y, Kuchenov D, Hüttenhain R, Xu J, Eckhardt M, Swaney DL, Fabius JM, Ummadi M, Tutuncuoglu B, Rathore U, Modak M, Haas P, Haas KM, Naing ZZC, Pulido EH, Shi Y, Barrio-Hernandez I, Memon D, Petsalaki E, Dunham A, Marrero MC, Burke D, Koh C, Vallet T, Silvas JA, Azumaya CM, Billesbølle C, Brilot AF, Campbell MG, Diallo A, Dickinson MS, Diwanji D, Herrera N, Hoppe N, Kratochvil HT, Liu Y, Merz GE, Moritz M, Nguyen HC, Nowotny C, Puchades C, Rizo AN, Schulze-Gahmen U, Smith AM, Sun M, Young ID, Zhao J, Asarnow D, Biel J, Bowen A, Braxton JR, Chen J, Chio CM, Chio US, Deshpande I, Doan L, Faust B, Flores S, Jin M, Kim K, Lam VL, Li F, Li J, Li YL, Li Y, Liu X, Lo M, Lopez KE, Melo AA, Moss FR, Nguyen P, Paulino J, Pawar KI, Peters JK, Pospiech TH, Safari M, Sangwan S, Schaefer K, Thomas PV, Thwin AC, Trenker R, Tse E, Tsui TKM, Wang F, Whitis N, Yu Z, Zhang K, Zhang Y, Zhou F, Saltzberg D, QCRG Structural Biology Consortium, Hodder AJ, Shun-Shion AS, Williams DM, White KM, Rosales R, Kehrer T, Miorin L, Moreno E, Patel AH, Rihn S, Khalid MM, Vallejo-Gracia A, Fozouni P, Simoneau CR, Roth TL, Wu D, Karim MA, Ghoussaini M, Dunham I, Berardi F, Weigang S, Chazal M, Park J, Logue J, McGrath M, Weston S, Haupt R, Hastie CJ, Elliott M, Brown F, Burness KA, Reid E, Dorward M, Johnson C, Wilkinson SG, Geyer A, Giesel DM, Baillie C, Raggett S, Leech H, Toth R, Goodman N, Keough KC, Lind AL, Zoonomia Consortium, Klesh RJ, Hemphill KR, Carlson-Stevermer J, Oki J, Holden K, Maures T, Pollard KS, Sali A, Agard DA, Cheng Y, Fraser JS, Frost A, Jura N, Kortemme T, Manglik A, Southworth DR, Stroud RM, Alessi DR, Davies P, Frieman MB, Ideker T, Abate C, Jouvenet N, Kochs G, Shoichet B, Ott M, Palmarini M, Shokat KM, García-Sastre A, Rassen JA, Grosse R, Rosenberg OS, Verba KA, Basler CF, Vignuzzi M, Peden AA, Beltrao P, Krogan NJ. Comparative host-coronavirus protein interaction networks reveal pan-viral disease mechanisms. Science. 2020 12 04; 370(6521).  View on PubMed
  17. Wang F, Liu Y, Yu Z, Li S, Feng S, Cheng Y, Agard DA. General and robust covalently linked graphene oxide affinity grids for high-resolution cryo-EM. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 09 29; 117(39):24269-24273.  View on PubMed
  18. Wolff G, Limpens RWAL, Zevenhoven-Dobbe JC, Laugks U, Zheng S, de Jong AWM, Koning RI, Agard DA, Grünewald K, Koster AJ, Snijder EJ, Bárcena M. A molecular pore spans the double membrane of the coronavirus replication organelle. Science. 2020 09 11; 369(6509):1395-1398.  View on PubMed
  19. King BR, Moritz M, Kim H, Agard DA, Asbury CL, Davis TN. XMAP215 and γ-tubulin additively promote microtubule nucleation in purified solutions. Mol Biol Cell. 2020 09 15; 31(20):2187-2194.  View on PubMed
  20. Gordon DE, Jang GM, Bouhaddou M, Xu J, Obernier K, White KM, O'Meara MJ, Rezelj VV, Guo JZ, Swaney DL, Tummino TA, Hüttenhain R, Kaake RM, Richards AL, Tutuncuoglu B, Foussard H, Batra J, Haas K, Modak M, Kim M, Haas P, Polacco BJ, Braberg H, Fabius JM, Eckhardt M, Soucheray M, Bennett MJ, Cakir M, McGregor MJ, Li Q, Meyer B, Roesch F, Vallet T, Mac Kain A, Miorin L, Moreno E, Naing ZZC, Zhou Y, Peng S, Shi Y, Zhang Z, Shen W, Kirby IT, Melnyk JE, Chorba JS, Lou K, Dai SA, Barrio-Hernandez I, Memon D, Hernandez-Armenta C, Lyu J, Mathy CJP, Perica T, Pilla KB, Ganesan SJ, Saltzberg DJ, Rakesh R, Liu X, Rosenthal SB, Calviello L, Venkataramanan S, Liboy-Lugo J, Lin Y, Huang XP, Liu Y, Wankowicz SA, Bohn M, Safari M, Ugur FS, Koh C, Savar NS, Tran QD, Shengjuler D, Fletcher SJ, O'Neal MC, Cai Y, Chang JCJ, Broadhurst DJ, Klippsten S, Sharp PP, Wenzell NA, Kuzuoglu-Ozturk D, Wang HY, Trenker R, Young JM, Cavero DA, Hiatt J, Roth TL, Rathore U, Subramanian A, Noack J, Hubert M, Stroud RM, Frankel AD, Rosenberg OS, Verba KA, Agard DA, Ott M, Emerman M, Jura N, von Zastrow M, Verdin E, Ashworth A, Schwartz O, d'Enfert C, Mukherjee S, Jacobson M, Malik HS, Fujimori DG, Ideker T, Craik CS, Floor SN, Fraser JS, Gross JD, Sali A, Roth BL, Ruggero D, Taunton J, Kortemme T, Beltrao P, Vignuzzi M, García-Sastre A, Shokat KM, Shoichet BK, Krogan NJ. A SARS-CoV-2 protein interaction map reveals targets for drug repurposing. Nature. 2020 07; 583(7816):459-468.  View on PubMed

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