Evgenii Kovrigin

Evgenii Kovrigin


Director, Magnetic Resonance Research Center, University of Notre Dame
Research Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Marquette University
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University
Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas
Postdoctoral Scientist, Institute of Protein Research, Russia
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russia
M.Sci. in Molecular Biology, Moscow State University, Russia
B.Sci. in Chemistry, Krasnoyarsk State University, Russia

Selected Awards

2012, 2014
Summer Faculty Fellowship, Marquette University
Anderson Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University
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.

Recent Papers

  • Galiakhmetov, A. R.; Kovrigina, E. A.; Xia, C.; Kim, J.-J.; Kovrigin, E. L. "Methyl-TROSY Spectroscopy of NADPH Cytochrome P450 Oxidoreductase in Oxidized and Reduced States in Lipid Nanodiscs." J. Biomol. NMR 2018, 70, 21-31.
  • Shishina, A. S.; Kovrigina, E. A.; Galiakhmetov, A. R.; Rathore, R.; Kovrigin, E. L. "Study of Förster Resonance Energy Transfer to Lipid Domain Markers Ascertains Partitioning of Semisynthetic Lipidated N-Ras in Lipid Raft Nanodomains." Biochemistry 2018, 57, 872-881.
  • Shinya, S.; Ghinet, M. G.; Brzezinski, R.; Furuita, K.; Kojima, C.; Shah, S.; Kovrigin, E. L.; Fukamizo, T. "NMR Line Shape Analysis of a Multi-State Ligand Binding Mechanism in Chitosanase." J. Biomol. NMR 2017, 4, 309-319.
  • Yang, S.; Pattengale, B.; Kovrigin, E. L.; Huang, J. "Photoactive Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework as Intrinsic Heterogeneous Catalysts for Light-Driven Hydrogen Generation." ACS Energy Lett. 2017, 2, 75-80.
  • Kovrigina, E. A.; Pattengale, B.; Xia, C.; Galiakhmetov, A. R.; Huang, J.; Kim, J.-J.; Kovrigin, E. L. "Conformational States of Cytochrome P450 Oxidoreductase Evaluated by FRET Using Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectroscopy." Biochemistry 2016, 55, 5973.
  • Kovrigina, E. A.; Kovrigin, E. L. "Fluorescence of Supported Phospholipid Bilayers Recorded in a Conventional Horizontal-Beam Spectrofluorometer." J. of Fluorescence 2015, 26, 379-383.

Contact Information

  • Research Associate Professor; Director, Magnetic Resonance Research Center
  • Office: 139 Nieuwland Science Hall
  • Phone: 574-631-8359
  • Send an email

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