Chino Cabalteja attains PhD


Mr. Chino Cabalteja, current MBSB graduate student, passed his oral defense earlier this week and completed his Ph.D. degree.  Chino carried out dissertation research with Prof. Seth Horne in the Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh.  He presented a talk on his work, titled “Structural and Functional Mimicry of Disulfide-Rich Peptides”, to an audience of ~30 colleagues, friends, and family who connected remotely from as close as Pittsburgh to as a far as half a world away.  New degree in hand, Chino will be moving on later this month to start a postdoctoral position at the National Institutes of Health.

Congratulations, Chino!

- Seth Horne

Chino Cabalteja article contribution 



A talented MBSB student, Chino Cabalteja, and a former MBSB student, Karl Debiec, contributed to an article, “The AMBER ff15ipq-m force field for protein mimetics”, published to The Journal of Chemical Physics 2020, 153 (6), 064101. ( This is a collaboration project of Horne and Chong’s groups in MBSB.


Nice work!







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Lisa Clark publishes first-author paper



A talented MBSB student, Lisa Clark, published her first-author paper, “Allosteric interactions in the parathyroid hormone GPCR–arrestin complex formation”, in Nature Chemical Biology (doi: 10.1038/s41589-020-0567-0). This is a collaboration project that involves three MBSB faculty groups, Tang, Bahar, and Vilardaga.