Noura Darwish, BS, Biotechnology, Rutgers University

MCB PhD Student

MCB Program Start Date:    January 2020

Undergraduate Degree:    Bachelors of Science, Rutgers University, Biotechnology, May 2019

Research Advisor and Department:    Dr. Nancy Horton, MCB

Research area or topic of research:    Enzyme filamentation has recently been appreciated as an important and widespread biologically relevant phenomenon, with many potential roles including the regulation of enzyme activity. Higher order structures, or self-assemblies of metabolic enzymes have been observed by CTP synthase, inosine-5′-monophosphate dehydrogenase, and aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme. I am interested in understanding the biological role and regulatory mechanisms of enzyme filamentation.
What are your hobbies?    Hiking, swimming, and singing

Favorite quote or guiding principle:    Carpe Diem



McLaughlin, J. E., N. I. Darwish, J. Garcia-Sanchez, N. Tyagi, H. N. Trick, S. McCormick, R. Dill-Macky, and N. E. Tumer, "A Lipid Transfer Protein has Antifungal and Antioxidant Activity and Suppresses Fusarium Head Blight Disease and DON Accumulation in Transgenic Wheat.", Phytopathology, vol. 111, issue 4, pp. 671-683, 2021 Apr. PMID: 32896217