Alexa Gilberti

SBMS Trainee: Alexa Gilberti

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Graduate Advisor: Dr. Peter Tonge
Clinical Advisor: Dr. Patricia Thompson-Carino
Graduate Program: Chemistry



As a Long Island native, I received my BS in Chemistry at Stony Brook University and returned to embark on the journey to complete my PhD. I am a second year Chemistry PhD student in Tonge Lab. My work revolves around Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras (PROTACs) which are heterobifunctional small molecules that subvert the proteasomal system of degradation. The PROTAC technology offers a novel therapeutic approach to previously “undruggable” targets. The efforts of my current project are to determine if SMG-1 is a good potential therapy target for PROTAC development.