Thesis title: Site-specific Structure and Dynamics of Polyglutamine-containing Amyloid Fibrils and the Caveolin Scaffolding Domain by Magic Angle Spinning Solid-State NMR

Graduation date: Dec 2014

MBSB PhD Advisor: Dr. Patrick van der Wel (Dept. Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)


Research Interests:

Cody's PhD research was in the application of magic-angle spinning (MAS) solid-state NMR (ssNMR) techniques to study to structure and fibril-formation of amyloid proteins.  She specifically focused her research on the aggregation by polyglutamine-containing peptides and proteins, as implicated for instance in Huntington's Disease and related disorders. In addition, she used MAS NMR to study membrane-bound proteins and other protein aggregates.

Current location: postdoctoral researcher at Rutger's university, in the Baum lab


B.A., Chemistry, Washington & Jefferson College, 2008

Ph.D., Structural Biology & Molecular Biophysics, University of Pittsburgh, 2016