Abrol Research Lab Farewell Dinner for Erik, Jennifer, Naneh - July 2021
Macoto, Charlie, Ravi, Christian, Bridget, Sayuri, Erik, Jennifer, Caesar, Simoun, Justina, and Lianna

Group News and Events:

Oct 2021

  • Our chapter on Enhanced Conformational Sampling of GPCRs with Erik and Luis as co-authors has been accepted for publication in the Membrane Proteins volume of the Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology series.

  • Aug 2021

  • Abrol Lab welcomes Anita Shayegh boroujeni as a new member of the group.

  • Jul 2021

  • Abrol Lab welcomes Charlie Campbell as a new member of the group.

  • Jun 2021

  • Abrol Lab welcomes Caesar Tawfeeq as a new member of the group.

  • May 2021

  • Congratulations to Justina for winning Patricia A. Maloney Student Travel Fund Award that will support her research presentation at the ASBMB 2022 conference.


  • Abrol Lab Get-Together - May 2021
    Front: Macoto, Bridget, Duyen, Sayuri, Justina
    Back: Ravi, Jennifer, Lianna, Christian,Erik

    Apr 2021

  • Congratulations to Justina for winning 2nd place in her Poster presentation session at CSUNposium 2021.
  • Christian and Justina presented their research work as posters at the CSUNposium 2021.

  • Mar 2021

  • Congratulations to Jennifer for being admitted to the Biomedical Science PhD program at the Washington University St. Louis. She will be starting there this Fall.
  • Congratulations to Erik for being admitted to the Biomedical Science PhD program at the University of Colorado. He will be starting there this Fall.
  • Congratulations to Luis for being admitted to the Biophysics and Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD programs at the University of California San Francisco. He will be starting there this Fall.
  • Abrol Lab welcomes Sally Heo as a new member of the group.

  • Jan 2021

  • Justina presented her research work at the CSUPERB 2021 Symposium.

  • Oct 2020

  • Abrol Lab welcomes Evelyn Cortez as a new member of the group.

  • Sep 2020

  • Abrol Lab welcomes David Macoto Ward as a new member of the group.

  • Aug 2020

  • Ravi got promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Biochemistry with tenure.
  • Abrol Lab welcomes Isabella Crisostomo as a new member of the group.

  • Jul 2020

  • Erik and Bridget presented their research work at the virtual international conference ISMB 2020.
  • Ravi presented Bridget's research work as a selected talk at the virtual international conference ISMB 2020.
  • Ravi was the lead organizer of the viralHackathon@ISMB2020. Erik took part in one of the six viralHackathon teams working furiously for 6 days across 7 time zones.

  • Jun 2020

  • Abrol Lab welcomes Christian Cruz as a new member of the group. He is an NIH Build-Poder Research Fellow at CSUN.

  • May 2020


    Abrol Lab Graduates - May 2020
    1st row: Erik, Ravi, Jennifer, Lianna
    2nd row: Caroline, Justina, Naneh, Thomas
    3rd row: Bridget, Rafeed, Romny

  • Congratulations to Sayuri on the accpetance of her first first-author publication in collaboration with Dr. Crowhurst's Lab at CSUN. The paper is titled "The complex role of the N-terminus and acidic residues of HdeA as pH-dependent switches in its chaperone function" and will appear in the September 2020 issue of the journal of Biophysical Chemistry". The paper also made the cover of the journal's issue.
  • Congratulations to Erik Serrano, Lianna Khachikyan, and Naneh Vartan on their graduation from CSUN this semester. We wish them good luck in on their future endeavors.
  • Congratulations to Alex on the acceptance of his first publication from Abrol Lab. The paper is titled "Pseudo-Symmetric Assembly of Protodomains as a Common Denominator in the Evolution of Polytopic Helical Membrane Proteins" and has appeared in the May 2020 issue of Journal of Molecular Evolution. The paper also has the distinction of making the cover of this journal issue:

  • Feb 2020

  • Abrol Lab welcomes Thomas Parashos to the research group. He is a Build-Poder research student.

  • Jan 2020

  • Erik presented his research at the CSUPERB 2020 Symposium in Santa Clara, California.
  • Bridget's research was presented at the CSUPERB 2020 Symposium in Santa Clara, California.

  • Dec 2019


    Abrol Research Lab Group Lunch and Reunion Dec 2019 (pre-covid)
    Justina, Sayuri, Luis, Jennifer, Erik, Ravi, Nicolas, Bridget, Romny

  • Rafeed presented his research on the conformational signatures of GPCR structures at the Rocky 2019 Bioinformatics Conference in Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado.
  • Nov 2019

  • Romny successully defended his Masters thesis. Congrats Romny!
  • Oct 2019

  • Congratulations to Luis on the acceptance of his first publication from Abrol Lab on the G protein selectivity of muscarinic acetylcholine GPCRs. The paper will appear in the special issue on "Computer Simulation of Membrane Receptors" in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
  • Sept 2019

  • Congratulations to Sayuri for her first publication in Abrol Lab for her work on the modeling of a nanoparticle that actively targets chemoresistant cancer cells. Her paper has now appeared online in the Nucleic Acids Research journal.
  • Abrol Lab welcomes four new members this month: Justina Gorgy, Lianna Khachikyan, Nicolas Lutfi, and Naneh Vartan.
  • Jul 2019

  • Dr. Abrol presented Simoun's research work on Chiral Graphs as a selected talk and poster at the joint Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology / European Conference in Computational Biology meeting that took place in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Jun 2019

  • Congratulations to Seyed on the publication of his work on LDH interaction with anti-freeze protein DAFP1. His paper has appeared in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, and will also appear in its September 2019 issue.

    Apr 2019

  • Congratulations to Sayuri for admission to the Department of Medical Biophysics PhD program at University of Southern California.
  • Luis, Jennifer, Erik, and Sayuri presented their research work at the ASBMB 2019 meeting in Orlando, Florida.
  • Jennifer, Erik, and Rafeed presented their research work at the CSUNposium 2019 in Northridge, California.
  • Mar 2019

  • Luis presented his research work on Muscarinic receptors at the Biophysical Society 2019 meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Feb 2019

  • Congratulations to Simoun on the publication of her first paper! I am sure many more will follow. Simoun's paper has appeared in ChemMedChem.
  • Dr. Abrol presented Luis's research on Muscarinic receptors at the Molecular Pharmacology Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, California.

  • Jan 2019

  • Caroline, Jennifer, and Luis presented their research at the CSUPERB 2019 Symposium in Gargen Grove, California.

  • Dec 2018


    Abrol Research Lab Lunch Dec 2018
    Ravi, Ronelle, Erik, Jennifer, Caroline, Alex, Jessica (adopted by the lab), Luis, Romny

    Nov 2018

  • Congratulations to Luis for getting the Biophysical Society 2019 Travel Award to present his research at the Biophysical Society Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland in March 2019.
  • Congratulations to Luis for getting the Fall 2018 CSUPERB Student Travel Grant Award to present his research at the ASBMB Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida in April 2019.
  • Ronelle presented his work on the atypical chemokine receptor ACKR3 at the first 2018 CSU Interdisciplinary Cancer Meeting that took place at CSUN.
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