Skip to main content
University of Wisconsin-Madison

VIRTUAL: PharmSci Seminar – Darci Trader on “Methods to Evaluate and Perturb the Activity of the Human Proteasome with Small Molecules”




Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar Series

Methods to Evaluate and Perturb the Activity of the Human Proteasome with Small Molecules

  • Darci Trader, PhD
  • Purdue University
  • Hosted by Professor Weiping Tang

The degradation of proteins is an essential cellular process. The proteasome, a multi-catalytic enzyme, is mainly responsible for degrading proteins that are no longer required by the cell. My lab has focused on the development of activity probes that can monitor real-time proteasome activity biochemically and in live cells. These probes can be applied in variety of analytical methods including confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, and fluorescent plate readers. With these probes, we have discovered a variety of proteasome stimulators and binders to non-catalytic subunits. The recently discovered proteasome stimulators have been applied to determine the effects of increasing the ubiquitin-independent degradation of proteins. Moving forward, we are now analyzing how these small molecule stimulators can affect the accumulation of unwanted proteins, including alpha-synuclein.

This seminar will be held via Webex.

To obtain the Webex link for this seminar, contact Debra King at
Friday, November 6, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


This event is brought to you by: Pharmaceutical Sciences Division