Tasha B. Toro, Ph.D.
Research Associate

Telephone Number: 504-520-5358
Room Number: NCF - Room 276
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Short Professional Biography
  • Postdoctoral Fellow     October 2008 – June 2013

            Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

  • Ph.D. in Molecular and Human Genetics             August 2002 - August 2008

            Baylor College of Medicine

  • B.S. in Biology     August 1998 -May 2002        

            Louisiana Scholars’ College, Northwestern State University


Research Interest



Current Grant Support



Recent Publications

Toro TB, Toth JI, Petroski MD. The cyclomodulin CIF alters cullin neddylation dynamics. J Biol Chem. 2013 May 24;288(21):14716-26. [PMID:23589306]

Lyumkis D, Doamekpor SK, Bengtson MH, Lee JW, Toro TB, Petroski MD, Lima CD, Potter CS, Carragher B, Joazeiro CA. Single-particle EM reveals extensive conformational variability of the Ltn1 E3 ligase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 29;110(5):1702-7. [PMID:23319619]

Paschini M, Toro TB, Lubin JW, Braunstein-Ballew B, Morris DK, Lundblad V.  A naturally thermolabile activity compromises genetic analysis of telomere function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics. 2012 May;191(1):79-93. [PMID:22377634]

Gao H, Toro TB, Paschini M, Braunstein-Ballew B, Cervantes RB, Lundblad V.  Telomerase recruitment in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is not dependent on Tel1-mediated phosphorylation of Cdc13.  Genetics. 2010 Dec;186(4):1147-59. [PMID: 20837994]


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