Dr. Laleh Alisaraie

Associate Professor
Cross-appointment to the Faculty of Science (Department of Chemistry)

Laleh Alisaraie

Dr. Alisaraie has earned her Ph.D. degree in Natural Sciences from Universität Paderborn in Germany, following an MSc in Organic Chemistry from Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran and a BSc in Applied Chemistry from Sharif University of Technology. Dr. Alisaraie was a visiting scientist in German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany after completion of her graduate program; thereafter she received postdoctoral research training in protein crystallography at McGill University. Dr. Alisaraie was a scientist in Cross-cancer Institute in Edmonton prior to joining the School of Pharmacy as an assistant professor.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Chemical Structural Biology

Teaching Areas of Interest: Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology

Current Projects:

  • Cytoskeleton
  • Protein Trafficking
  • Nanomaterials

Selected Publications: 

  1. Molecular Dynamics Studies for Optimization of Non-covalent Loading of Vinblastine on Single-walled Carbon Nanotube
    Li. Z, Tozer. T, Alisaraie. L
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, 120, 7, 4061-4070
  2. Microtubules Dual Chemo and Thermo-Responsive Depolymerisation
    Li. Z, Alisaraie. L
    Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics, 2015, 83, 5, 970-981
  3. Full-length structural model of RET3 and SEC21 in COPI: identification of binding sites on the appendage for accessory protein recruitment motifs
    Alisaraie. L, Rouiller. I
    Journal of molecular modeling, 2012, 18, 7, 3199-3212
  4. Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases Are Regulated by Mononuclear Iron Dicitrate
    Gomez. M, Alisaraie. L, Shio. M, Berghuis. A, Olivier. M
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2010, 285, 24620-24628

Full list of publications.

For further information, visit Dr. Alisaraie's website.

Dr. Laleh Alisaraie
Phone: (709) 864-2734


School of Pharmacy

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