Gabriele Meloni

Assistant 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
Mutations in Superoxide Dismutase 1 (Sod1) Linked to Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Can Disrupt High-Affinity Zinc-Binding Promoted by the Copper Chaperone for Sod1 (Ccs) 2020 - Journal Article
The glutathione/metallothionein system challenges the design of efficient O2-activating Cu-complexes. 2020 - Journal Article
The Glutathione/Metallothionein System Challenges the Design of Efficient O 2 ‐Activating Copper Complexes 2020 - Journal Article
Transmembrane Cu(i) P-type ATPase pumps are electrogenic uniporters 2020 - Journal Article
The ABC exporter IrtAB imports and reduces mycobacterial siderophores. 2020 - Journal Article
A recombinant platform to characterize the role of transmembrane protein hTMEM205 in Pt(ii)-drug resistance and extrusion 2020 - Journal Article
Coordination promiscuity guarantees metal substrate selection in transmembrane primary-active Zn2+ pumps 2019 - Journal Article
A Responsive Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agent for Detection of Excess Copper(II) in the Liver In Vivo 2019 - Journal Article
IroT/MavN Is a Legionella Transmembrane Fe(II) Transporter: Metal Selectivity and Translocation Kinetics Revealed by in Vitro Real-Time Transport 2019 - 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
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
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
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.”
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.”