Positions

Overview

  • Elizabeth Sztul obtained a BS in Biology from Brooklyn College, CUNY, studying the ecology of marine arthropods and the renewing nature of the plant meristem. She initiated her graduate studies with a M.Sc. in Plant Physiology from University of Maryland, studying chloroplast biogenesis. She continued her graduate education in Cell Biology at Yale University School of Medicine, working on membrane trafficking pathways in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner, Dr. George Palade, and was awarded a Ph.D. in 1984. She continued training as a Postdoctoral Fellow of the American Cancer Society in Human Genetics at Yale University School of Medicine, studying mitochondrial biogenesis in the laboratory of Dr. Leon Rosenberg. During her postdoctoral work at Yale, she was also a Visiting Scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, in the laboratory of Dr. Kathryn Howell. She was appointed Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University (1989-1995), where she received the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. Dr. Sztul joined the faculty in the Department of Cell Biology at UAB as an Associate Professor in Fall of 1995 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2003. She is a member of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Diabetes Center and the Fleming Cystic Fibrosis Center. She spent a sabbatical year (2000-01) at the Wellcome Center for Human Genetics in Oxford, United Kingdom, in the laboratory of Dr. Yvonne Jones, and another sabbatical year (2008-9) as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation. At the national level, she has served or serves multiple Scientific Advisory Panels, including those for the National Institute of Health, American Cancer Society, National Science Foundation, and the American Heart Association.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018 Role of host cell secretory machinery in zika virus life cycle 2018
    2018 Highly conserved motifs within the large Sec7 ARF guanine nucleotide exchange factor GBF1 target it to the Golgi and are critical for GBF1 activity 2018
    2018 Commonly used trafficking blocks disrupt ARF1 activation and the localization and function of specific Golgi proteins 2018
    2018 The ARF guanine nucleotide exchange factor GBF1 is targeted to Golgi membranes through a PIP-binding domain 2018
    2017 CREB3L1-mediated functional and structural adaptation of the secretory pathway in hormone-stimulated thyroid cells 2017
    2017 Finding your inner modeler: An NSF-sponsored workshop to introduce cell biologists to modeling/computational approaches. 2017
    2017 How can biological modeling help cell biology? 2017
    2017 The Arf activator GBF1 localizes to plasma membrane sites involved in cell adhesion and motility. 2017
    2016 Oligomerization of the Sec7 domain Arf guanine nucleotide exchange factor GBF1 is dispensable for Golgi localization and function but regulates degradation 2016
    2016 Toll-like receptor 4 engagement mediates prolyl endopeptidase release from airway epithelia via exosomes 2016
    2016 Expression of Epitope-Tagged Proteins in Mammalian Cells in Culture. 2016
    2015 Phospholipase C γ1 regulates early secretory trajficking and cell migration via interaction with p115 2015
    2015 Characterization of intracellular aggresomes by fluorescent microscopy 2015
    2015 p115-SNARE Interactions: A Dynamic Cycle of p115 Binding Monomeric SNARE Motifs and Releasing Assembled Bundles 2015
    2014 Monitoring endosomal trafficking of the g protein-coupled receptor somatostatin receptor 3 2014
    2014 Novel effects of Brefeldin A (BFA) in signaling through the insulin receptor (IR) pathway and regulating FoxO1-mediated transcription. 2014
    2014 Regulating the large Sec7 ARF guanine nucleotide exchange factors: The when, where and how of activation 2014
    2014 Rewiring of cellular membrane homeostasis by picornaviruses 2014
    2013 Role of mTOR downstream effector signaling molecules in Francisella tularensis internalization by murine macrophages 2013
    2013 Trafficking of the Menkes copper transporter ATP7A is regulated by clathrin-, AP-2-, AP-1-, and Rab22-dependent steps 2013
    2013 A role for cargo in Arf-dependent adaptor recruitment 2013
    2013 The Sec7 guanine nucleotide exchange factor GBF1 regulates membrane recruitment of BIG1 and BIG2 guanine nucleotide exchange factors to the trans-Golgi network (TGN) 2013
    2013 ST6Gal-I sialyltransferase confers cisplatin resistance in ovarian tumor cells 2013
    2013 Haploinsufficiency of the Sec7 Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor Gea1 Impairs Septation in Fission Yeast 2013
    2013 Nobel Prize for Cellular Logistics! 2013
    2013 Studying membrane trafficking in the worm C. elegans by RNA interference 2013
    2012 Tethering factor P115: a new model for tether-SNARE interactions. 2012
    2012 The pleckstrin homology (PH) domain of the Arf exchange factor Brag2 is an allosteric binding site 2012
    2012 Identification of a functional domain within the p115 tethering factor that is required for Golgi ribbon assembly and membrane trafficking 2012
    2011 Novel C-terminal motif within Sec7 domain of guanine nucleotide exchange factors regulates ADP-ribosylation factor (ARF) binding and activation 2011
    2011 Endosomal trafficking of the G protein-coupled receptor somatostatin receptor 3 2011
    2011 COPII and COPI traffic at the ER-Golgi interface 2011
    2011 ArfGAP1 promotes COPI vesicle formation by facilitating coatomer polymerization. 2011
    2011 The Garz Sec7 domain guanine nucleotide exchange factor for Arf regulates salivary gland development in Drosophila. 2011
    2011 Human cytomegalovirus UL97 kinase prevents the deposition of mutant protein aggregates in cellular models of Huntington's disease and Ataxia 2011
    2010 Transient expression of epitope-tagged proteins in mammalian cells 2010
    2009 Role of vesicle tethering factors in the ER-Golgi membrane traffic 2009
    2009 Listeria monocytogenes ActA-mediated escape from autophagic recognition 2009
    2009 ER-associated complexes (ERACs) containing aggregated cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) are degraded by autophagy 2009
    2008 Depletion of β-COP reveals a role for COP-I in compartmentalization of secretory compartments and in biosynthetic transport of caveolin-1 2008
    2008 Human cytomegalovirus UL97 kinase activity is required for the hyperphosphorylation of retinoblastoma protein and inhibits the formation of nuclear aggresomes 2008
    2008 Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator trafficking is mediated by the COPI coat in epithelial cells 2008
    2007 Activation of ADP-ribosylation factor regulates biogenesis of the ATP7A-containing trans-Golgi network compartment and its Cu-induced trafficking 2007
    2007 Dissecting the role of the ARF guanine nucleotide exchange factor GBF1 in Golgi biogenesis and protein trafficking 2007
    2007 Dynein-dependent transport of the Hantaan virus nucleocapsid protein to the endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi intermediate compartment 2007
    2007 Requirement of KISS1 secretion for multiple organ metastasis suppression and maintenance of tumor dormancy 2007
    2006 SNARE status regulates tether recruitment and function in homotypic COPII vesicle fusion 2006
    2006 Oocyte signals derived from polyunsaturated fatty acids control sperm recruitment in vivo 2006
    2006 On and off membrane dynamics of the endoplasmic reticulum-golgi tethering factor p115 in vivo 2006
    2006 Role of tethering factors in secretory membrane traffic 2006
    2005 Transcriptional repression and cell death induced by nuclear aggregates of non-polyglutamine protein 2005
    2005 Nuclear aggresomes form by fusion of PML-associated aggregates 2005
    2005 Golgi tethering factors 2005
    2005 P115 interacts with the GLUT4 vesicle protein, IRAP, and plays a critical role in insulin-stimulated GLUT4 translocation 2005
    2005 Dissection of membrane dynamics of the ARF-guanine nucleotide exchange factor GBF1 2005
    2004 h-ERES-y in ER-Golgi transport 2004
    2003 Mutations in COCH that result in non-syndromic autosomal dominant deafness (DFNA9) affect matrix deposition of cochlin 2003
    2003 ADP-ribosylation factor/COPI-dependent events at the endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi interface are regulated by the guanine nucleotide exchange factor GBF1 2003
    2003 COPI recruitment is modulated by a Rab1b-dependent mechanism 2003
    2003 The membrane-tethering protein p115 interacts with GBF1, an ARF guanine-nucleotide-exchange factor 2003
    2003 Traffic-independent function of the Sar1p/COPII machinery in proteasomal sorting of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator 2003
    2003 Membrane targeting of p115 phosphorylation mutants and their effects on Golgi integrity and secretory traffic 2003
    2002 A novel type of regulation of the vimentin intermediate filament cytoskeleton by a Golgi protein 2002
    2002 Hassles with taking out the garbage: Aggravating aggresomes 2002
    2002 Inhibition of proteasomes induces accumulation, phosphorylation, and recruitment of HSP27 and αB-crystallin to aggresomes 2002
    2001 A novel interaction of the Golgi complex with the vimentin intermediate filament cytoskeleton 2001
    2001 The p115-interactive Proteins GM130 and Giantin Participate in Endoplasmic Reticulum-Golgi Traffic 2001
    2001 Role Of Golgi Matrix Proteins In Regulating Secretory Traffic. 2001
    2000 Human cytomegalovirus pp28 (UL99) localizes to a cytoplasmic compartment which overlaps the endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi-intermediate compartment 2000
    2000 Binding relationships of membrane tethering components. The giantin N terminus and the GM130 N terminus compete for binding to the p115 C terminus 2000
    2000 Accumulation of virion tegument and envelope proteins in a stable cytoplasmic compartment during human cytomegalovirus replication: Characterization of a potential site of virus assembly 2000
    2000 The membrane transport factor p115 recycles only between homologous compartments in intact heterokaryons 2000
    1999 ER to Golgi transport: Requirement for p115 at a pre-Golgi VTC stage 1999
    1999 Monoclonal antibodies as context-specific reagents: Differential antigen reactivity of MAb 58K-9 during immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, and immunofluorescence analyses 1999
    1999 Characterization and dynamics of aggresome formation by a cytosolic GFP- chimera 1999
    1999 Brefeldin A (BFA) disrupts the organization of the micuotubule and the actin cytoskeletons 1999
    1998 Molecular cloning, characterization, and dynamics of rat formiminotransferase cyclodeaminase, a Golgi-associated 58-kDa protein 1998
    1998 The membrane transport factor TAP/p115 cycles between the Golgi and earlier secretory compartments and contains distinct domains required for its localization and function 1998
    1997 Free-flow electrophoretic analysis of endosome subpopulations of rat hepatocytes 1997
    1997 Experimentally induced changes in the endocytic traffic of P- glycoprotein alter drug resistance of cancer cells 1997
    1997 Experimentally induced changes in the endocytic traffic of P-glycoprotein alter drug resistance of cancer cells. 1997
    1996 A novel Ca2+-binding protein, p22, is required for constitutive membrane traffic 1996

    Chapter

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    2006 In Vitro Techniques.  201-378. 2006

    Teaching Activities

  • GBS709 - Basic Bio Organization (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS709 - Basic Bio Organization (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS709 - Basic Bio Organization (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CB747 - Cell Biology Seminar (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GBS709 - Basic Bio Organization (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CB747 - Cell Biology Seminar (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CB747 - Cell Biology Seminar (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GBS709 - Basic Bio Organization (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CB747 - Cell Biology Seminar (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CB747 - Cell Biology Seminar (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GBS709 - Basic Bio Organization (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CB747 - Cell Biology Seminar (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CB747 - Cell Biology Seminar (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • GBS709 - Basic Bio Organization (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CB747 - Cell Biology Seminar (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CB747 - Cell Biology Seminar (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • GBS709 - Basic Bio Organization (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CB747 - Cell Biology Seminar (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • GBS709 - Basic Bio Organization (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • GBS709 - CORE COURSE III: BIOLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • 01-235 - CMB3 CELLS (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • 01-235 - CMB3 CELLS (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • CB740 - Research in Cell Biology (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • CMB730 - CMB III Cells (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Elizabeth Sztul