Pedro Baldera-Aguayo

Pedro Baldera-Aguayo

Titles

Graduate Student, Cellular, Molecular and Biophysical Studies

As a graduate student in the lab of Virginia Cornish, I am interested in developing new technologies and applications in the field of metabolic engineering. Specifically, my projects involve using yeast as a factory for the production of therapeutic compounds.

Prior to working at the Cornish lab, I obtained my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Peru, where I also worked in the labs of Victor Reyna on characterizing alkaloids from Peruvian plants and Mirko Zimic on computational study of metalloproteins. After college, I worked in Elsa Yan’s lab at the Chemistry Department at Yale University, where I used biophysical techniques to study the thermostability of rhodopsin and its implications in retinal degeneration. 


Education History

BSc, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Peru
Chemistry


Publications

Berthelot K, Estevez Y, Quiliano M, Baldera-Aguayo PA, Zimic M, Pribat A, Bakleh ME, Teyssier E, Gallusci P, Gardrat C, Lecomte S, Peruch F. HbIDI, SlIDI and EcIDI: A comparative study of isopentenyl diphosphate isomerase activity and structure. Biochimie. 2016 Aug;127:133-43.

Salazar-Salinas K, Baldera-Aguayo PA, Encomendero-Risco JJ, Orihuela M, Sheen P, Seminario JM, Zimic M. Metal-ion effects on the polarization of metal-bound water and infrared vibrational modes of the coordinated metal center of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pyrazinamidase via quantum mechanical calculations. J Phys Chem B. 2014 Aug 28;118(34):10065-75.

Liu MY, Liu J, Mehrotra D, Liu Y, Guo Y, Baldera-Aguayo PA, Mooney VL, Nour AM, Yan EC. Thermal stability of rhodopsin and progression of retinitis pigmentosa: comparison of S186W and D190N rhodopsin mutants. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jun 14;288(24):17698-712.


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