My current position (starting September 2012):
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Biology,
Meytal Landau's Lab
Technion - Israel institute of technology, Haifa, Israel
2007-2012 - I was a postdoctoral scholar with Prof. David Eisenberg at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA.
2002-2007 - I was a doctoral student with Prof. Nir Ben-Tal at Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
My Curriculum Vitae
My Structures - Towards a Pharmacophore for Amyloid
Publications by Subject:
Some of my crystal trays
My PhD Thesis
- M. Landau, S.J. Fleishman and N. Ben-Tal. A Putative mechanism for down-regulation of the catalytic activity of the EGF receptor via direct contact between its kinase and C-terminal domains. Structure 12: 2265-75, 2004.
- M. Landau, I. Mayrose, Y. Rosenberg, F. Glaser, E. Martz, T. Pupko and N. Ben-Tal. ConSurf 2005: the projection of evolutionary conservation scores of residues on protein structures. Nucleic Acids Res 33: W299-W302, 2005.
- M. Landau, K. Hertz, E. Padan and N. Ben-Tal. Model structure of the Na+/H+ exchanger 1 (NHE1) of the human heart: functional and clinical implications. J Biol Chem. 282(52):37854-63; 2007.
M. Landau and N. Ben-Tal. Dynamic Equilibrium between Multiple Active and Inactive Conformations Explains Regulation and Oncogenic Mutations in ErbB Receptors. Biochim Biophys Acta. Reviews on cancer 1785(1):12-31; 2008.
- The paper was ranked "must read" in Faculty of 1000 Biology.
M. Schushan, M. Landau, E. Padan and N. Ben-Tal (2011). Two conflicting NHE1 model-structures: Compatibility with experimental data and implications for the transport mechanism. J. Biol. Chem. 286, le9; 2011.
J.W. Wiltzius*, M. Landau*, R. Nelson*, M.R. Sawaya*, M.I. Apostol, L. Goldschmidt, A.B. Soriaga, D.Cascio, K. Rajashankar and D. Eisenberg. Molecular mechanisms for protein-encoded inheritance. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 16(9) 973-8; 2009. *Authors contributed equally
A. Laganowsky, J.L.P. Benesch M. Landau, L. Ding, M.R. Sawaya, D. Cascio, Q. Huang, C.V. Robinson, J. Horwitz, and D. Eisenberg. Crystal structures of truncated α and αB crystallins reveal structural mechanisms of polydispersity important for eye lens function. Prot. Sci. 19(5):1031-43; 2010.
M. Landau, M.R. Sawaya, K.F. Faull, A. Laganowsky, L. Jiang, S.A. Sievers, J. Liu, J.R. Barrio and D. Eisenberg. Towards a Pharmacophore for Amyloid. PLoS Biology 9(6): e1001080; 2011.
JP. Colletier*, A. Laganowsky*, M. Landau*, M. Zhao*, A.B. Soriaga*, L. Goldschmidt, D. Cascio, M.R. Sawaya, and D. Eisenberg. Molecular Basis for Amyloid-β Polymorphism. PNAS 108(41):16938-43; 2011. *Authors contributed equally
A. Laganowsky, C. Lui, M.R. Sawaya, J.P. Whitelegge, J. Park, M. Zhao, A. Pensalfini, A.B. Soriaga, M. Landau, P.K. Teng, D. Cascio, C. Glabe, D. Eisenberg. Atomic View of a Toxic Amyloid Small Oligomer. Science 335(6073):1228-31; 2012.
In these publications I used bioinformatics tools to investigate structure-function relationships and to suggest the molecular effects of disease-causing mutations.
N. Rosenberg, M. Landau, J. Luboshitz, G. Rechavi and U. Seligsohn. A novel PHE171CYS mutation in integrin αIIb causes Glanzmann Thrombasthenia by abrogating αIIbβ3 complex formation. J Thromb Haemost 2: 1167-1175, 2004.
O. Ashur-Fabian, A. Avivi, L. Trakhtenbrot, K. Adamsky, M. Cohen♠, G. Kajakaro, A. Joel, N. Amariglio, E. Nevo and G. Rechavi. Evolution of p53 in hypoxia-stressed Spalax mimics human tumor mutation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 101: 12236-12241, 2004.