Shwetha Srinivasan

Research Interests:

Membrane proteins are cellular gatekeepers important for the growth and survival of an organism. Due to their importance in healthy living, these proteins are also implicated in disease. However, they are challenging to probe because of the intrinsic heterogeneous environment they reside in and interact with. I am interested in understanding the relationship between the structure, function and dynamics of membrane proteins, and their dependence on their environment. During my PhD, I elucidated the transmembrane conformational signaling in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), a major target of cancer therapeutics, in different membrane environments. In the Maduke lab, my research focuses on determining the structure-function relationship of the CLC family of proteins.

Favorite ice cream flavor: Toscanini's B3

Favorite movie: The Race for the Double Helix

Hometown: Bangalore, India

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, making travel plans (I make week-long travel plans to visit random places even if I have no plans to go there in the near future!)

Favorite Wu-Tang Member: Come again?

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Contact: sshwetha at stanford dot edu