Andrea Lopez Moreno


Postdoctoral Fellow


Research groups



Andrea is a Postdoc at Petri Kursula's lab. Her current research is part of the Biometric proteolipid multilayers-Structure and Properties (BIOPROM) project. She is interested in understanding the mechanisms of protein-lipid membrane interactions of P2, MBP, and p0 in the presence of filamentous actin. Additionally, she is involved in projects that aim to determine the structure of some myelin proteins using Cryo-EM.


Lopez AJ, Andreadaki M, Vahokoski J, Deligianni E, Calder LJ, Camerini S, et al. (2023) Structure and function of Plasmodium actin II in the parasite mosquito stages. PLoS Pathog 19(3): e1011174.


Lopez AJ, Narvaez-Ortiz HY, Rincon-Benavides MA, Pulido DC, Fuentes Suarez LE, Zimmermann BH. New Insights into rice pyrimidine catabolic enzymes. Front Plant Sci. 2023 Feb 1;14:1079778. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1079778.


Vahokoski J, Calder LJ, Lopez AJ, Molloy JE, Kursula I, Rosenthal PB (2022) High-resolution structures of malaria parasite actomyosin and actin filaments. PLoS Pathog 18(4): e1010408.


Kumpula EP, Lopez AJ, Tajedin L, Han H, Kursula I (2019). Atomic view into Plasmodium actin polymerization, ATP hydrolysis, and fragmentation. PLoS Biol. 2019 Jun 14;17(6):e3000315. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000315.


Narvaez-Ortiz HY, Lopez AJ, Gupta N, Zimmermann BH (2018). A CTP Synthase Undergoing Stage-Specific Spatial Expression Is Essential for the Survival of the Intracellular Parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2018 Mar 22;8:83. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2018.00083.


See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.