Dr. Marianna Trks Research Group


Welcome to Marianna Trks Biochemistry Research Laboratory at the Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Boston.


The major research efforts in our group are focused on understanding the chemical factors that govern protein misfolding and aggregation leading to amyloid formation in diverse chemical and biological systems and how these results can be translated into biomedical/pharmaceutical applications. Particular emphasis is placed on the self-assembly of amyloid β (Aβ) peptide and the Alzheimer's disease (AD).