U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Susan Buchanan

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-594-9222
Email: skbuchan@helix.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Ph.D.Frankfurt University1990
  • M.S.Princeton University1986
  • B.S.Furman University1983

 Related Links

  • Structural Biology


A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

Noinaj N, Buchanan SK. Structural insights into the transport of small molecules across membranes. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2014 Mar 26; 27 (2014 Mar 26; 27):8-15. [Full Text/Abstract]
Noinaj N, Kuszak AJ, Balusek C, Gumbart JC, Buchanan SK. Lateral opening and exit pore formation are required for BamA function. Structure. 2014 Jul 8; 22 (7; 2014 Jul 8; 22):1055-62. [Full Text/Abstract]
Noinaj N, Buchanan SK. FhaC takes a bow to FHA in the two-partner do-si-do. Mol Microbiol. 2014 Jun; 92 (6; 92; 2014 Jun):1155-8. [Full Text/Abstract]
Fairman JW, Noinaj N, Buchanan SK. The structural biology of β-barrel membrane proteins: a summary of recent reports. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2011 Aug; 21 (4; 21; 2011 Aug):523-31. [Full Text/Abstract]
Tong J, Dolezal P, Selkrig J, Crawford S, Simpson AG, Noinaj N, Buchanan SK, Gabriel K, Lithgow T. Ancestral and derived protein import pathways in the mitochondrion of Reclinomonas americana. Mol Biol Evol. 2011 May; 28 (28; 5; 2011 May):1581-91. [Full Text/Abstract]
Noinaj N, Fairman JW, Buchanan SK. The crystal structure of BamB suggests interactions with BamA and its role within the BAM complex. J Mol Biol. 2011 Mar 25; 407 (2; 407; 2011 Mar 25):248-60. [Full Text/Abstract]
Noinaj N, Guillier M, Barnard TJ, Buchanan SK. TonB-dependent transporters: regulation, structure, and function. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2010; 64 (2010; 64):43-60. [Full Text/Abstract]
Udho E, Jakes KS, Buchanan SK, James KJ, Jiang X, Klebba PE, Finkelstein A. Reconstitution of bacterial outer membrane TonB-dependent transporters in planar lipid bilayer membranes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 22; 106 (106; 51; 2009 Dec 22):21990-5. [Full Text/Abstract]
Dagley MJ, Dolezal P, Likic VA, Smid O, Purcell AW, Buchanan SK, Tachezy J, Lithgow T. The protein import channel in the outer mitosomal membrane of Giardia intestinalis. Mol Biol Evol. 2009 Sep; 26 (9; 26; 2009 Sep):1941-7. [Full Text/Abstract]
Gatsos X, Perry AJ, Anwari K, Dolezal P, Wolynec PP, Likić VA, Purcell AW, Buchanan SK, Lithgow T. Protein secretion and outer membrane assembly in Alphaproteobacteria. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2008 Nov; 32 (32; 6; 2008 Nov):995-1009. [Full Text/Abstract]
Barnard TJ, Dautin N, Lukacik P, Bernstein HD, Buchanan SK. Autotransporter structure reveals intra-barrel cleavage followed by conformational changes. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2007 Dec; 14 (14; 2007 Dec; 12):1214-20. [Full Text/Abstract]
Buchanan SK, Lukacik P, Grizot S, Ghirlando R, Ali MM, Barnard TJ, Jakes KS, Kienker PK, Esser L. Structure of colicin I receptor bound to the R-domain of colicin Ia: implications for protein import. EMBO J. 2007 May 16; 26 (10; 26; 2007 May 16):2594-604. [Full Text/Abstract]