Gabriele Meloni

Gabriele Meloni

Associate Professor - Chemistry & Biochemistry
 
972-883-4207
BSB 12.637
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Tags: Biochemistry and Chemical Biology Inorganic Chemistry

Professional Preparation

Postdoctoral Associate
Aarhus University, Denmark - 2014
Postdoctoral Associate
California Institute of Technology - 2013
PhD - Bioinorganic Chemistry/Biochemistry
University of Zurich, Switzerland - 2008
MS - Biotechnology
University of Milan, Italy - 2002

Publications

11. Metallothionein-3, Zinc, and Copper in the Central Nervous System - Other
Stabilization of Supramolecular Membrane Protein-Lipid Bilayer Assemblies Through Immobilization in a Crystalline Exoskeleton - Other
Metal binding and interdomain thermodynamics of mammalian metallothionein-3: enthalpically favoured Cu+ supplants entropically favoured Zn2+ to form Cu4+ clusters under physiological conditions 2022 - Journal Article
Evidence for a Long-Lived, Cu-Coupled and Oxygen-Inert Disulfide Radical Anion in the Assembly of Metallothionein-3 Cu(I)4-Thiolate Cluster 2022 - Journal Article
Structures of Atm1 provide insight into [2Fe-2S] cluster export from mitochondria 2022 - Journal Article
PcoB is a defense outer membrane protein that facilitates cellular uptake of copper 2022 - Journal Article
Discovery of a monomeric green fluorescent protein sensor for chloride by structure-guided bioinformatics 2022 - Other
Structural basis of ion uptake in copper-transporting P1B-type ATPases 2022 - Journal Article

Awards

NSF CAREER Award - National Science Foundation [2021]
Maximizing Investigators' Research Award - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - NIH [2018]
Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship Award - European Commission [2011]
Fellowship for Prospective Researchers - Swiss National Science Foundation [2009]

News Articles

UT Dallas Chemistry Professors Receive Welch Foundation Grants
UT Dallas Chemistry Professors Receive Welch Foundation Grants Two UT Dallas faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry — Dr. Sheel Dodani BS’07 and Dr. Gabriele Meloni — are recipients of three-year, $195,000 grants from the Welch Foundation to support research geared toward improving the understanding of cellular function.
Grants Maximize the Potential of Pair of Biochemistry Investigations
Grants Maximize the Potential of Pair of Biochemistry Investigations Dr. Sheel Dodani BS’07 and Dr. Gabriele Meloni, both assistant professors of chemistry at UT Dallas, received the NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators to support their respective work.
Biochemist Seeks More Elemental Insights into How Tiny Metals Move in Cells
Biochemist Seeks More Elemental Insights into How Tiny Metals Move in Cells Dr. Gabriele Meloni, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, recently received a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further his work on understanding how cells recognize and selectively transport certain trace chemical elements across their membranes.

“We are studying a large class of membrane proteins that work as ion pumps and are present in all forms of life, from bacteria to humans,” said Meloni, who joined the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in 2015. “Specifically, we are looking at how transition metals — such as iron, nickel, cobalt or zinc — are recognized and transported by these proteins.”