Credentials: Regulation of membrane transport during development and disease
Position title: Professor and Assoc. Dean for Basic Research
Phone: (608) 262-3761
5214 Biochemical Sciences Building
440 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706
• B.S. 1997, Brown University, Providence, RI
• Ph.D. 2002, University of California, San Diego (S. Emr)
• Postdoctoral 2003-07, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (K. Oegema)
Honors & Awards
• Sigma Xi Honorary Society, 1997
• Bachelor of Science, Magna cum Laude, Brown University, 1997
• Harvey Almy Baker Graduate Fellowship, Brown University, 1997
• National Cancer Institute Training Grant Award, 1998-2002
• Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2004-2007
• DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics, 2006
• March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, 2010
• American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant Award, 2010
• Shaw Scientist Award, 2010
• American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award, 2012
• Vilas Associate Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
• Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016
• H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, UW Graduate School/WARF, 2017
• Tom Wahlig Foundation Advanced Scholarship, 2018
Our laboratory is committed to understanding fundamental mechanisms by which membrane proteins, lipids, and other macromolecules are transported throughout eukaryotic cells. To do so, we take advantage of numerous interdisciplinary approaches, including biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, genetics, molecular biology and high resolution fluorescence and electron microscopy.
Additionally, we use a variety of experimental systems, ranging from simple animal models (e.g. Caenorhabditis elegans) to human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). We also aim to recapitulate individual steps of membrane transport in vitro, using recombinant proteins and chemically defined lipids. Our ultimate goal is to identify the regulatory pathways that control membrane deformation, which enable vesicle formation in the endosomal and secretory systems. Although basic research is the cornerstone of our program, we also seek to define pathomechanisms that underlie human disease, focusing on the impact of mutations in key trafficking components that lead to cancer, neurodegeneration, asthma, and diabetes. For more information, please visit our lab webpage: www.audhyalab.org .
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- Mandal, T., S.E. Spagnolie, A. Audhya, and Q. Cui. (2021). Protein-induced membrane curvature in coarse-grained simulations. Biophysical journal, 120: 3211-3221.
- Zhao, M., F. Zhang, R. Zarnowski, K. Barns, R. Jones, J. Fossen, H. Sanchez, S.R. Rajski, A. Audhya, T.S. Bugni, and D.R. Andes. (2021). Turbinmicin inhibits Candida biofilm growth by disrupting fungal vesicle-mediated trafficking. The Journal of clinical investigation, 131: .
- Dieterich, I.A., Y. Cui, M.M. Braun, A.J. Lawton, N.H. Robinson, J.L. Peotter, Q. Yu, J.C. Casler, B.S. Glick, A. Audhya, J.M. Denu, L. Li, and L. Puglielli. (2021). Acetyl-CoA flux from the cytosol to the ER regulates engagement and quality of the secretory pathway. Scientific reports, 11: 2013.
- Zhang, F., M. Zhao, D.R. Braun, S.S. Ericksen, J.S. Piotrowski, J. Nelson, J. Peng, G.E. Ananiev, S. Chanana, K. Barns, J. Fossen, H. Sanchez, M.G. Chevrette, I.A. Guzei, C. Zhao, L. Guo, W. Tang, C.R. Currie, S.R. Rajski, A. Audhya, D.R. Andes, and T.S. Bugni. (2020). A marine microbiome antifungal targets urgent-threat drug-resistant fungi. Science (New York, N.Y.), 370: 974-978.
- Penfield, L., R. Shankar, E. Szentgyörgyi, A. Laffitte, M.S. Mauro, A. Audhya, T. Müller-Reichert, and S. Bahmanyar. (2020). Regulated lipid synthesis and LEM2/CHMP7 jointly control nuclear envelope closure. The Journal of cell biology, 219: .
- Mandal, T., W. Lough, S.E. Spagnolie, A. Audhya, and Q. Cui. (2020). Molecular Simulation of Mechanical Properties and Membrane Activities of the ESCRT-III Complexes. Biophysical journal, 118: 1333-1343.
- Peotter, J., W. Kasberg, I. Pustova, and A. Audhya. (2019). COPII-mediated trafficking at the ER/ERGIC interface. Traffic (Copenhagen, Denmark), 20: 491-503.
- Wan, J., S. Block, C.M. Scribano, R. Thiry, K. Esbona, A. Audhya, and B.A. Weaver. (2019). Mad1 destabilizes p53 by preventing PML from sequestering MDM2. Nature communications, 10: 1540.
- Quinney, K.B., E.B. Frankel, R. Shankar, W. Kasberg, P. Luong, and A. Audhya. (2019). Growth factor stimulation promotes multivesicular endosome biogenesis by prolonging recruitment of the late-acting ESCRT machinery. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116: 6858-6867.
- Block, S., A.L. Schuh, and A. Audhya. (2019). Biochemical Approaches to Studying Caenorhabditis elegans ESCRT Functions In Vitro. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 1998: 189-202.