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Victoria Robinson

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Associate Professor

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of Connecticut
91 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3125
Phone: (860) 486-4353
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  • Postdoctoral Research Associate HHMI/UMDNJ-RWJMS, Piscataway, NJ
    Ph.D. University of Iowa


Research Focus

  • Structural and biochemical properties of prokaryotic GTPases
  • BipA
  • EngA
  • Nucleostemin



  • Faculty Early Career Development Award, National Science Foundation, 2009
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Scientist Development Grant, 2006
  • Research Achievement Award, UMDNJ-RWJMS, 1999
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, Univ. of Iowa Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, 1994
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship (Declined), 1994


Current Publications

Sheftic, S.R., Garcia, P.P., Robinson, V.L., Gage, D.J. and Alexandrescu, A.T. (2011) “NMR Assignments for the Sinorhizobium Meliloti Response Regulator Sma0114.” Biomol. NMR Assign., 5:55-58.

Barbieri, C.M., Mack, T.R., Robinson, V.L., Miller, M and Stock, A.M. (2010) “Regulation of Response Regulator Autophosphorylation Through Interdomain Contacts.” J. Biol. Chem., 285:32325-35, paper of the week

deLivron, M.A., Makanji, H.S., Lane, M.C. and Robinson, V.L. (2009) “A Novel Domain in Translational GTPase BipA Mediates Interaction with the 70S Ribosome and Influences GTP Hydrolysis.” Biochemistry 48:10533-41.

Rosby, R., Cui, Z., Rogers, E., deLivron, M.A., Robinson, V.L. and DiMario,, P.J. (2009) “Knockdown of the Drosophila GTPase, Nucleostemin 1, Impairs Large Ribosomal Subunit Biogenesis, Cell Growth, and Midgut Precursor Cell Maintenance.” Mol. Biol. Cell. 20:4424-34.

deLivron, M.A. and Robinson, V.L. (2008) Salmonella enterica sv. “Typhimurium BipA Exhibits Two Distinct Ribosome Binding Modes.” J. Bacteriol. 190:5944-52.

Guhaniyogi, J., Robinson, V.L. and Stock, A.M. (2006) “Crystal Structures of Beryllium Fluoride-Free and Beryllium Fluoride-Bound CheY in Complex with the Conserved C-Terminal Peptide of CheZ Reveal Dual Binding Modes Specific to CheY Conformation.” J. Mol. Biol. 359:624-45.

Robinson, V.L., Smith, B. and Arnone, A. (2003) “A pH-Dependent Aquomet-to-Hemichrome Transition in Crystalline Horse Methemoglobin.” Biochemistry 42:10113-25.

Robinson, V.L., Wu, T. and Stock, A.M. (2003) “Structural Analysis of the Interdomain Interface of DrrB, An OmpR/PhoB Family Member from Thermotoga Maritima.” J. Bacteriol. 185:4186-94. Special Issue “Structural Biology of Prokaryotes”

Stock, A.M., Robinson, V.L. and Goudreau, P.N. (2000) “Two-Component Signal Transduction.” Ann. Rev. Biochem. 69:183-215.

Robinson, V.L., Hwang, J., Fox., E., Inouye., M. and Stock, A.M. (2002) “Domain Arrangement of Der, a Switch Protein Containing Two GTPase Domains.” Structure 10:1649-58.