Sozanne R. Solmaz
Sozanne Solmaz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at State University of New York at Binghamton. She received her M.S. degree in Biochemistry from the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany in 2001, and her Ph.D. degree in 2006 from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
During Dr. Solmaz's training, she developed a focus on the structural analysis of large protein complexes.She performed her M.S. thesis work on a proteasome assembly factor with Nobel laureate Robert Huber, Ph.D., at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. As a Ph.D. student with Nobel laureate Hartmut Michel, Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, supervised by Carola Hunte, Ph.D., she determined the structure of a transmembrane protein complex that is essential for the generation of energy equivalents in the cell. As a Postdoctoral Researcher with Nobel laureate Gunter Blobel, Ph.D., at Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Rockefeller University in New York, she has investigated the structure of the transport channel of the nuclear pore complex.
Since 2014 she is an Assistant Professor in Biological Chemistry at State University of New York at Binghamton. Her research focuses on pathways that are essential for positioning of the nucleus within the cell. These pathways sustain fundamental processes in brain and muscle development.
Lab Website: http://chemiris.chem.binghamton.edu/SOLMAZ/solmaz.html