Farewell party. From left to right: Carey McAndrews (Alessandro's wife), Marc Caselle (Beth's husband), Beth Caselle, Sam Condon, Sam Anderson, Deena-Al Mahbuba, Claire Armstrong, Gladys Díaz-Vázquez, Sam Craven
Ice-cream break. From left to right: Gladys Díaz-Vázquez, Deena-Al Mahbuba, Sam Anderson, Sam Condon, Claire Armstrong, Sam Craven, Beth Caselle
At the Terrace. From left to right: Sam Anderson, Deena-Al Mahbuba, Elizabeth Caselle, Lucy Jiang, Sam Condon, Claire Armstrong, Evan Lange
The PI
Alessandro Senes
Associate Professor
Room 415C
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Kai Cai
(joint with the Markley Lab)
PhD: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry (Markley Lab)
Project: Structural biology of bacterial divisome proteins
Elizabeth Caselle (Beth)
PhD: Syracuse University, Chemistry (Korendovych Lab)
Project: Characterization of the soluble domains of the FtsBLQ complex and small molecule screening
Graduate Students
Samantha Anderson (Sam)
PhD program in Biochemistry (CIBM trainee)
Project: Structural prediction of transmembrane oligomeric complexes
Senes lab publications:
  1. Anderson SM*, Mueller BK*, Lange EJ and Senes A "Combination of Cα-H hydrogen bonds and van der Waals packing modulates the stability of GxxxG-mediated dimers in membranes" J Am Chem Soc. 2017 139, 15774-83 (*authors contributed equally) [PDF]
Samson Condon (Sam)
PhD program in Biochemistry (CIBM trainee)
Project:Structural prediction of transmembrane oligomeric complexes
Senes lab publications:
  1. Zhang Z, Subramaniam S, Kale J, Liao C, Huang B, Brahmbhatt H, Condon SGF, Lapolla SM, Hays, FA, Ding J, He F, Zhang XC, Li J, Senes A, Andrews DW, Lin J "BH3-in-groove dimerization initiates and helix 9 dimerization expands Bax pore assembly in membranes", EMBO J 2016 35, 208-36 [PDF]
  2. Guo X, Niemi NM, Hutchins PD, Condon SGF, Jochem A, Ulbrich A, Higbee AJ, Russell JD, Senes A, Coon JJ, and Pagliarini DJ "Ptc7p dephosphorylates select mitochondrial proteins to enhance metabolic function" Cell Reports 2017 18, 307-13 [PDF]
Samuel Craven (Sam)
PhD program in Biochemistry
Project: Structural studies of the bacterial divisome
Gladys Díaz-Vázquez
PhD program in Biophysics (joint with the Cui lab, AOF Fellow)
Project: Molecular dynamic studies of membrane proteins of the bacterial divisome
Undergraduate Students
Maria Cisler
Lab mentor: Sam Anderson
Lucy Jiang
Senior (Biochemistry)
John Yuan
Senior (Biochemistry)
Lab mentor: Beth Caselle
High School students
Alessandro Senes
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry - UW-Madison
433 Backcock Dr., Room 419
Madison, WI 53706
office (+1) 608-890-2584
lab. (+1) 608-262-7355