Biochemistry PhD Student, des Georges Lab
Looking for summer research opportunities for 2024 in Protein Biochemistry and structural biology. I am open to learning more about companies that work in the field of drug development and structural biology-based approach in studying the abnormalities of proteins and cellular processes leading to disease progression.
As a member of the des Georges lab, Mitali Bhate is interested in the structural stories of native membrane protein interaction, specifically orphan GPCRs implicated in neurodegenerative diseases. At the core of this study is the desire to see proteins not as isolated, single-purpose machines, but as social and flexible members of dynamic systems. Also studying them in cellular system in an attempt to contribute to the study of deorphanization of these receptors. To make this a reality, Mitali works with innovative techniques in cell and molecular biology, protein biochemistry and Cryo-electron microscopy. Outside the lab Mitali enjoys reading books, going on hikes, reading, and exploring wildlife and aquatic species.
Protein purification, cloning, western blotting, confocal microscopy.
Professional Development Skills
Jaiswar P, Bhate M, Surolia A. Promotion of degradative autophagy by 6-bromoindirubin-3'-oxime attenuates neuropathy. Biofactors. 2023 May 30. doi: 10.1002/biof.1977. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37249268.
CUNY Science Scholarship- Ph.D. Fall’22