Research Funding

  • September 30, 1988 - June 30, 2023 - Molecular Biophysics Training Grant, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIGMS, Sponsor Award ID: T32GM008284
  • June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2021 - Structure & Mechanism: microtubule nucleation, centrosomes, phage cytoskeleton, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIGMS, Sponsor Award ID: R35GM118099
  • September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2019 - The Yeast Centrosome - Structure Assembly & Function, Co-Investigator. Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: P01GM105537
  • August 1, 2013 - April 30, 2017 - Characterization of a bacteriophage tubulin involved in viral replication, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIGMS, Sponsor Award ID: R01GM104556

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. 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 Aug 18; mbcE20120786.  View on PubMed
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 ?-tubulin small complex underlies microtubule nucleation. Elife. 2021 May 05; 10.  View on PubMed
  6. Rice LM, Moritz M, Agard DA. Microtubules form by progressively faster tubulin accretion, not by nucleation-elongation. J Cell Biol. 2021 May 03; 220(5).  View on PubMed
  7. Tao J, Berthet A, Citron YR, Tsiolaki PL, Stanley R, Gestwicki JE, Agard DA, McConlogue L. Hsp70 chaperone blocks a-synuclein oligomer formation via a novel engagement mechanism. J Biol Chem. 2021 Jan-Jun; 296:100613.  View on PubMed
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. King BR, Moritz M, Kim H, Agard DA, Asbury CL, Davis TN. XMAP215 and ?-tubulin additively promote microtubule nucleation in purified solutions. Mol Biol Cell. 2020 09 15; 31(20):2187-2194.  View on PubMed
  13. 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
  14. Gopalakrishnan J, Mennella V, Blachon S, Zhai B, Smith AH, Megraw TL, Nicastro D, Gygi SP, Agard DA, Avidor-Reiss T. Author Correction: Sas-4 provides a scaffold for cytoplasmic complexes and tethers them in a centrosome. Nat Commun. 2020 Apr 15; 11(1):1862.  View on PubMed
  15. Gordon DE, Jang GM, Bouhaddou M, Xu J, Obernier K, O'Meara MJ, 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, Naing ZZC, Zhou Y, Peng S, Kirby IT, Melnyk JE, Chorba JS, Lou K, Dai SA, Shen W, Shi Y, Zhang Z, Barrio-Hernandez I, Memon D, Hernandez-Armenta C, Mathy CJP, Perica T, Pilla KB, Ganesan SJ, Saltzberg DJ, Ramachandran R, Liu X, Rosenthal SB, Calviello L, Venkataramanan S, Lin Y, Wankowicz SA, Bohn M, Trenker R, Young JM, Cavero D, Hiatt J, Roth T, Rathore U, Subramanian A, Noack J, Hubert M, Roesch F, Vallet T, Meyer B, White KM, Miorin L, Agard D, Emerman M, Ruggero D, García-Sastre A, Jura N, von Zastrow M, Taunton J, Schwartz O, Vignuzzi M, d'Enfert C, Mukherjee S, Jacobson M, Malik HS, Fujimori DG, Ideker T, Craik CS, Floor S, Fraser JS, Gross J, Sali A, Kortemme T, Beltrao P, Shokat K, Shoichet BK, Krogan NJ. A SARS-CoV-2-Human Protein-Protein Interaction Map Reveals Drug Targets and Potential Drug-Repurposing. bioRxiv. 2020 Mar 22.  View on PubMed
  16. Joshi A, Dai L, Liu Y, Lee J, Ghahhari NM, Segala G, Beebe K, Jenkins LM, Lyons GC, Bernasconi L, Tsai FTF, Agard DA, Neckers L, Picard D. The mitochondrial HSP90 paralog TRAP1 forms an OXPHOS-regulated tetramer and is involved in mitochondrial metabolic homeostasis. BMC Biol. 2020 01 27; 18(1):10.  View on PubMed
  17. Greenan GA, Vale RD, Agard DA. Electron cryotomography of intact motile cilia defines the basal body to axoneme transition. J Cell Biol. 2020 01 06; 219(1).  View on PubMed
  18. Wang F, Yu Z, Betegon M, Campbell MG, Aksel T, Zhao J, Li S, Douglas SM, Cheng Y, Agard DA. Amino and PEG-amino graphene oxide grids enrich and protect samples for high-resolution single particle cryo-electron microscopy. J Struct Biol. 2020 02 01; 209(2):107437.  View on PubMed
  19. Mendoza SD, Nieweglowska ES, Govindarajan S, Leon LM, Berry JD, Tiwari A, Chaikeeratisak V, Pogliano J, Agard DA, Bondy-Denomy J. A bacteriophage nucleus-like compartment shields DNA from CRISPR nucleases. Nature. 2020 01; 577(7789):244-248.  View on PubMed
  20. Tóth G, Neumann T, Berthet A, Masliah E, Spencer B, Tao J, Jobling MF, Gardai SJ, Bertoncini CW, Cremades N, Bova M, Ballaron S, Chen XH, Mao W, Nguyen P, Tabios MC, Tambe MA, Rochet JC, Junker HD, Schwizer D, Sekul R, Ott I, Anderson JP, Szoke B, Hoffman W, Christodoulou J, Yednock T, Agard DA, Schenk D, McConlogue L. Novel Small Molecules Targeting the Intrinsically Disordered Structural Ensemble of a-Synuclein Protect Against Diverse a-Synuclein Mediated Dysfunctions. Sci Rep. 2019 11 18; 9(1):16947.  View on PubMed

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