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Education

  • Ph.D. Medical Biophysics, University of Southern California, 2019
  • B.S. Biochemistry, Azusa Pacific University, 2013

Publications & Presentations

  • Soria, M.A., Cervantes, S.A., Bajakian, T.H., Siemer, A.B. (February 2018). “The functional amyloid Orb2A binds to lipid membranes and calmodulin using its amphipathic N-terminus”. Poster Presentation. Biophysical Society Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
  • Bajakian, T.H.; Cervantes, S.A.; Soria, M.A.; Beaugrand, M.; Kim,  J.Y.; Service, R.J.; Siemer, A.B. Metal Binding Properties of the  N-Terminus of the Functional Amyloid Orb2. Biomolecules. 2017, 7,  57.
  • Soria, M.A., Cervantes, S.A., Bajakian T.H., Siemer, A.B. The Functional Amyloid Orb2A Binds to Lipid Membranes. Biophysical Journal, Vol. 113:1, 37-47. 2017.
  • Soria, M.A., Cervantes, S.A., Bajakian, T.H., Siemer, A.B. (July 2017). “The Functional Amyloid Orb2A Binds to Lipid Membranes”. Poster Presentation. Protein Society Symposium. Montreal, QC.
  • Cervantes, S.A., Bajakian, T.H., Soria, M.A., Falk, A.S., Service R.J., Langen R., Siemer, A.B. “Identification and Structural Characterization of the N-terminal Amyloid Core of Orb2 isoform A”. Scientific Reports. Vol 6. 2016. DOI: 10.1038/srep38265
  • Conrad-Soria, M.A., Cervantes, S., Bajakian, T., Falk, A., Siemer, A.B. (March 2016). “Structural characterization of the interaction of functional amyloid forming protein, Orb2A, with lipids”. Poster Presentation. Biophysical Society Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Conrad-Soria, M.A., Falk, A., Cervantes, S., Service, R., Bajakian, T., Siemer, A.B. (April 2015). “Structure and membrane interaction of Orb2A”. Poster presentation. Experimental NMR Conference. Asilomar, CA.
  • Conrad, M.A. and Drummond, M. (April 2012). “Detection of quorum sensing molecules in the PAO1 strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using high performance liquid chromatography”. Poster presentation. ACS National Conference. San Diego, CA