Education and Training
- Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2008
Ahn, Seungkirl, Biswaranjan Pani, Alem W. Kahsai, Eva K. Olsen, Gitte Husemoen, Mikkel Vestergaard, Lei Jin, et al. “Small-Molecule Positive Allosteric Modulators of the β2-Adrenoceptor Isolated from DNA-Encoded Libraries..” Mol Pharmacol 94, no. 2 (August 2018): 850–61. https://doi.org/10.1124/mol.118.111948.
Meng, Kaicheng, Paul Shim, Qingtin Wang, Shuai Zhao, Ting Gu, Alem W. Kahsai, Seungkirl Ahn, and Xin Chen. “Design, synthesis, and functional assessment of Cmpd-15 derivatives as negative allosteric modulators for the β2-adrenergic receptor..” Bioorg Med Chem 26, no. 9 (May 15, 2018): 2320–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmc.2018.03.023.
Liu, Xiangyu, Seungkirl Ahn, Alem W. Kahsai, Kai-Cheng Meng, Naomi R. Latorraca, Biswaranjan Pani, A. J. Venkatakrishnan, et al. “Mechanism of intracellular allosteric β2AR antagonist revealed by X-ray crystal structure..” Nature 548, no. 7668 (August 24, 2017): 480–84. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature23652.
Dong, Jun-Hong, Yi-Jing Wang, Min Cui, Xiao-Jing Wang, Wen-Shuai Zheng, Ming-Liang Ma, Fan Yang, et al. “Adaptive Activation of a Stress Response Pathway Improves Learning and Memory Through Gs and β-Arrestin-1-Regulated Lactate Metabolism..” Biol Psychiatry 81, no. 8 (April 15, 2017): 654–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.09.025.
Cahill, Thomas J., Alex R. B. Thomsen, Jeffrey T. Tarrasch, Bianca Plouffe, Anthony H. Nguyen, Fan Yang, Li-Yin Huang, et al. “Distinct conformations of GPCR-β-arrestin complexes mediate desensitization, signaling, and endocytosis..” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114, no. 10 (March 7, 2017): 2562–67. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1701529114.
Ahn, Seungkirl, Alem W. Kahsai, Biswaranjan Pani, Qin-Ting Wang, Shuai Zhao, Alissa L. Wall, Ryan T. Strachan, et al. “Allosteric "beta-blocker" isolated from a DNA-encoded small molecule library..” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114, no. 7 (February 14, 2017): 1708–13. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1620645114.
Kahsai, Alem W., James W. Wisler, Jungmin Lee, Seungkirl Ahn, Thomas J. Cahill Iii, S Moses Dennison, Dean P. Staus, et al. “Conformationally selective RNA aptamers allosterically modulate the β2-adrenoceptor..” Nat Chem Biol 12, no. 9 (September 2016): 709–16. https://doi.org/10.1038/nchembio.2126.