Filip Cosmanescu earned his bachelors in engineering from the Cooper Union and decided to pursue his interests in structural biology by joining Lawrence Shapiro’s lab as a technician.
After a year and a half of working on a variety of projects characterizing different cell adhesion molecules, he was accepted into the Biochemistry PhD Graduate Program at Columbia University and joined the Honig-Shapiro Lab.
Jin X, Walker MA, Felsövályi K, Vendome J, Bahna F, Mannepalli S, Cosmanescu F, Ahlsen G, Honig B, Shapiro L. Crystal structures of Drosophila N-cadherin ectodomain regions reveal a widely used class of Ca2+-free interdomain linkers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jan 17;109(3):E127-34.