Science Hall 309, Troy Campus
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Postdoctoral research: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
M.S. Stanford University
B.A. Mount Holyoke College

Courses Taught

CHM 304, Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Biotechnology
CHM 303, Biochemistry
CHM 340, Forensic Applications of the Sciences
CHM 220, Nutritional Biochemistry
CHM 205, Chemical Analysis
CHM 104, Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

Research Interests

Protein Structure and Function
Lipid binding proteins and lipid transporters
Biochemical mechanisms in autism spectrum disorder


Shishova, E.Y., Stoll, J.M., Ersoy, B.A., Shrestha, S., Scapa, E.F., Li, Y., Niepel, M.W., Su, Y., Jelicks, L.A., Stahl, G.L., Glicksman, M., Gutierrez-Juarez, R., Cuny, G.D., Cohen, D.E. Stahl, G.L., Cuny, G.D., Cohen, D.E. Genetic Ablation or Chemical Inhibition of Phosphatidylcholine Transfer Protein Attenuates Diet-Induced Hepatic Glucose Production. Hepatology 2011, 54, 664 – 674.

Shishova, E.Y., Di Costanzo, L., Emig, F. A., Ash, D. E., Christianson, D.W. Probing the Specificity Determinants of Amino Acid Recognition by Arginase. Biochemistry 2009, 38, 121–131.

Wagle N., Xian, J., Shishova, E.Y., Wei, J., Glicksman, M.A., Cuny, G.D., Stein. R.L., Cohen. D.E. Small-molecule inhibitors of phosphatidylcholine transfer protein/StarD2 identified by high-throughput screening. Anal. Biochem. 2008, 383, 85–92.

Shishova E.Y., Yu F., Miller D.J., Faraldos J.A., Zhao Y., Coates R.M., Allemann R.K., Cane D.E., Christianson D.W. X-ray Crystallographic Studies of Substrate Binding to Aristolochene Synthase Suggest a Metal Binding Sequence for Catalysis. J. Biol. Chem. 2008, 283, 15431–15439.

Shishova, E.Y., Di Costanzo L., Cane, D. E., Christianson, D. W. Crystal Structure of Aristolochene Synthase from Aspergillus terreus and the Evolution of Templates for the Cyclization of Farnesyl Diphosphate. Biochemistry 2007, 46, 1941–1951.