Vladimir Lunin

Vladimir Lunin

Senior Scientist

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At NREL Since: 

Vladimir Lunin is an experienced protein crystallographer. His primary research interests are structure-functional studies of polysaccharide-degrading enzymes with a focus on glycoside hydrolase family 7.


  • 2008 National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • 2004–2007 University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

  • 2001–2004 Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council, Montreal, Canada

  • 2000 Ph.D. in Chemistry from Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 1997 M.S. in Chemistry, Moscow State University

Selected Publications 

  1. Lunin, V.V.; Li, Y.; Linhardt, R.J.; Miyazono, H.; Kyogashima, M.; Kaneko, T.; Bell, A.W.; Cygler, M. (March 2004). "High-resolution Crystal Structure of Arthrobacter aurescens Chondroitin AC Lyase: An Enzyme-Substrate Complex Defines the Catalytic Mechanism." J Mol Biol (337:2); pp. 367-386.
  2. Lunin, V.V.; Dobrovetsky, E.; Khutoreskaya, G.; Zhang, R.; Joachimiak, A.; Doyle, D.A.; Bochkarev, A.; Maguire, M.E.;; Edwards, A.M.; Koth, C.M. (April 2006). "Crystal Structure of the CorA Mg 2+ Transporter." Nature (440); pp. 833-837.
  3. Schoenhofen, I.C.; Lunin, V.V.; Julien, J.-P.; Li, Y.; Ajamian, E.; Matte, A.; Cygler, M.; Brisson, J.-R.;; Aubry, A.; Logan, S.M.; Bhatia, S.; Wakarchuk, W.W.; Young, N.M. (March 2006). "Structural and functional characterization of PseC, an aminotransferase involved in the biosynthesis of Pseudaminic acid, an essential flagellar modification in helicobacter pylori." J Biol Chem (281:13); pp. 8907-8916.