Evgenii Kovrigin

Associate Research Professor; Director, Magnetic Resonance Research Center

280 Stepan Chemistry
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-8359

Research Areas

  • Physical/Analytical Chemistry

Research Specialties

  • Measurement

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Year Title
2018-present Director, Magnetic Resonance Research Center, University of Notre Dame
2018-present Associate Research Professor, University of Notre Dame
2011-2018 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Marquette University
2006-2011 Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin
2001-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University
2000-2001 Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas
1999-2000 Postdoctoral Scientist, Institute of Protein Research, Russia
1999 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russia
1995 M.Sci. in Molecular Biology, Moscow State University, Russia
1993 B.Sci. in Chemistry, Krasnoyarsk State University, Russia

Selected Awards

2012, 2014   Summer Faculty Fellowship, Marquette University

2001   Anderson Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University

1999   MicroCal Young Scientist Award

Research Interests

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful method to interrogate small and large molecules at the atomic level. In chemistry and biochemistry, NMR spectroscopy allows one to determine structure and conformation of molecules as well as to monitor their dynamic changes in the course of chemical reactions. NMR signals are also sensitive to subtle interactions between molecules, providing a unique window into the molecular interaction mechanisms. Biological polymers such as proteins and nucleic acids often undergo complex multi-step rearrangements between different conformations to accommodate their ligands—readily followed by the NMR spectroscopy to reveal their functional significance.

The Magnetic Resonance Research Center is a state-of-the-art NMR facility serving inorganic, organic, and biological chemists and material scientists at the University of Notre Dame and beyond. Seven NMR instruments ranging from 300 to 800 MHz are available for use by students, postdocs, and faculty for solution and solid-state NMR experiments. The Center provides individualized user training and supports continuous development of advanced NMR pulse programs and software for NMR data analysis to facilitate competitive cutting-edge research.

Selected Publications

  • Chen, Y. S.; Kozlov, G.; Fakih, R.; Yang, M.; Zhang, Z. D.; Kovrigin, E. L. and Gehring, K. "Mg2+-ATP Sensing in CNNM, a Putative Magnesium Transporter" 2020 Structure, 28 (3), pp.324. DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2019.11.016.
  • Feng, C.; Kovrigin, E. L. and Post, C. B. "NmrLineGuru: Standalone and User-Friendly GUIs for Fast 1D NMR Lineshape Simulation and Analysis of Multi-State Equilibrium Binding Models" 2019 Scientific Reports, 9, 16023. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-52451-8.
  • McShan, A. C.; Natarajan, K.; Kumirov, V. K.; Flores-Solis, D.; Jiang, J.; Badstubner, M.; Toor, J. S.; Bagshaw, C. R.; Kovrigin, E. L.; Margulies, D. H. and Sgourakis, N. G. "Peptide Exchange on MHC-I by TAPBPR is Driven by a Negative Allostery Release Cycle" 2018 Nature Chemical Biology, 14 (8), pp.811. DOI: 10.1038/s41589-018-0096-2.
  • Shishina, A. K.; Kovrigina, E. A.; Galiakhmetov, A. R.; Rathore, R. and Kovrigin, E. L. "Study of Forster Resonance Energy Transfer to Lipid Domain Markers Ascertains Partitioning of Semisynthetic Lipidated N-Ras in Lipid Raft Nanodomains" 2018 Biochemistry, 57 (5), pp.872-881. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.7b01181.
  • Galiakhmetov, A. R.; Kovrigina, E. A.; Xia, C. W.; Kim, J. and Kovrigin, E. L. "Application of Methyl-TROSY to a Large Paramagnetic Membrane Protein without Perdeuteration: C-13-MMTS-Labeled NADPH-Cytochrome P450 Oxidoreductase" 2018 Journal of Biomolecular NMR, 70 (1), pp.21-31. DOI: 10.1007/s10858-017-0152-3.
  • Shinya, S.; Ghinet, M. G.; Brzezinski, R.; Furuita, K.; Kojima, C.; Shah, S.; Kovrigin, E. L. and Fukamizo, T. "NMR Line Shape Analysis of a Multi-State Ligand Binding Mechanism in Chitosanase" 2017 Journal of Biomolecular NMR, 67 (4), pp.309-319. DOI: 10.1007/s10858-017-0109-6.