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Natalie C Kegulian

An enthusiast for scientific advancement and written word alike, Natalie majored in biological sciences and minored in comparative literature at the University of Southern California. She attained her first hands-on lab experience during those years completing her BS degree, working in a biogeochemistry lab. She then earned her PhD at USC’s Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, studying the shape-shifting behaviors of human disease-associated amyloid proteins. This was when she developed her passion for protein structure, which has subsequently fueled her postdoctoral research on apolipoproteins, neuronal structural proteins, and currently, enamel matrix proteins. At Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, Natalie is uncovering the conformations and intermolecular interactions that allow ameloblastin and amelogenin to guide tooth enamel formation. Along the way, Natalie has published six papers, including three first-author publications, one of which was awarded the Journal of Biological Chemistry‘s annual Best of Papers of the Week honor. In her spare time, Natalie plays classical piano and writes songs in a variety of genres.

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A Protein Renaturation Toolkit: 21 Tips and Tricks for Refolding Proteins

By Natalie C Kegulian | January 13, 2022

Expressing your protein of interest but not sure if it’s properly folded or struggling with inclusion bodies? Read on to discover advice and tips for battling inclusion bodies and refolding proteins

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How to Share Your Journal Articles Legally

By Natalie C Kegulian | October 15, 2020

Sharing research articles legally isn’t always straightforward, even when you are the author. Find out why sharing your article could put you in a sticky situation and learn how to avoid it!

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How to Access Journal Articles Behind Paywalls

By Natalie C Kegulian | September 25, 2020

Researchers need to access journal articles, but paywalls can sometimes put up a fight. Discover the different legal ways you can access paywalled articles.

Bioinformatics: It’s Not All About Genomics

Bioinformatics: It’s Not All About Genomics

By Natalie C Kegulian | March 12, 2020

Bioinformatics isn’t just for genomics geeks – there’s something for everyone!

Getting Started with NGS Bioinformatics

Getting Started with NGS Bioinformatics

By Natalie C Kegulian | March 5, 2020

Bioinformatics and NGS go together like peanut butter and jelly. But if you’re just starting out with these techniques it can be daunting.

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