Prof. Tatyana Polenova
Tatyana Polenova is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Director of an NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (NIH-COBRE, “Molecular Design of Advanced Biomaterials”). She received her B.Sc (diploma with excellence) from Moscow State University in 1992. She received her Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 1997, working in the laboratory of Professor Ann McDermott. After postdoctoral position at Columbia, in 1999 she joined the faculty of CUNY-Hunter College, and in 2003 relocated to the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on understanding structure, dynamics and function of biomolecular assemblies, using magnetic resonance and computational methods. She studies physiologically important microtubule/cargo protein assemblies whose malfunction is associated with multiple diseases, HIV-1 capsid protein assemblies whose function is important in virus pathogenicity, and biotechnologically important vanadium haloperoxidases. Her research involves development of new NMR techniques. A Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance, she served as Chair of the 55th Experimental NMR Conference (ENC) in 2014. She is an Associate Editor of Journal of Structural Biology, Journal of Biomolecular NMR; a Trends Editor of Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; a section editor of eMagRes, and an editorial board member of Journal of Magnetic Resonance. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Euromar, the scientific committee of Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance, and the board of the Eastern Analytical Symposium.