Lorenzo Casalino

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry and Biochemistry
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    International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, ItalyPh.D.10/2017Computational Biophysics
    University of Milan, Milan, ItalyM.Sc.07/2013Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    ACS COMP2021Wiley Computers in Chemistry Outstanding Postdoc Award
    UC San Diego2021Art of Science Contest
    Association fo Computing Machinery2020Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research
    Biophysical Society2017Art of Science Image Contest
    RNA Society 2017RNA Society travel grant

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    1. Breathing and tilting: mesoscale simulations illuminate influenza glycoprotein vulnerabilities. bioRxiv. 2022 Aug 07. Casalino L, Seitz C, Lederhofer J, Tsybovsky Y, Wilson IA, Kanekiyo M, Amaro RE. PMID: 35982676; PMCID: PMC9387122.
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    2. Spike-heparan sulfate interactions in SARS-CoV-2 infection. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2022 10; 76:102439. Kearns FL, Sandoval DR, Casalino L, Clausen TM, Rosenfeld MA, Spliid CB, Amaro RE, Esko JD. PMID: 35926454; PMCID: PMC9257145.
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    3. Targeted protein S-nitrosylation of ACE2 as potential treatment to prevent spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection. bioRxiv. 2022 Apr 05. Oh CK, Nakamura T, Beutler N, Zhang X, Piña-Crespo J, Talantova M, Ghatak S, Trudler D, Carnevale LN, McKercher SR, Bakowski MA, Diedrich JK, Roberts AJ, Woods AK, Chi V, Gupta AK, Rosenfeld MA, Kearns FL, Casalino L, Shaabani N, Liu H, Wilson IA, Amaro RE, Burton DR, Yates JR, Becker C, Rogers TF, Chatterjee AK, Lipton SA. PMID: 35411336; PMCID: PMC8996617.
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    4. GlycoGrip: Cell Surface-Inspired Universal Sensor for Betacoronaviruses. ACS Cent Sci. 2022 Jan 26; 8(1):22-42. Kim SH, Kearns FL, Rosenfeld MA, Casalino L, Papanikolas MJ, Simmerling C, Amaro RE, Freeman R. PMID: 35106370; PMCID: PMC8796303.
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    5. #COVIDisAirborne: AI-Enabled Multiscale Computational Microscopy of Delta SARS-CoV-2 in a Respiratory Aerosol. bioRxiv. 2021 Nov 15. Dommer A, Casalino L, Kearns F, Rosenfeld M, Wauer N, Ahn SH, Russo J, Oliveira S, Morris C, Bogetti A, Trifan A, Brace A, Sztain T, Clyde A, Ma H, Chennubhotla C, Lee H, Turilli M, Khalid S, Tamayo-Mendoza T, Welborn M, Christensen A, Smith DGA, Qiao Z, Sirumalla SK, O'Connor M, Manby F, Anandkumar A, Hardy D, Phillips J, Stern A, Romero J, Clark D, Dorrell M, Maiden T, Huang L, McCalpin J, Woods C, Gray A, Williams M, Barker B, Rajapaksha H, Pitts R, Gibbs T, Stone J, Zuckerman D, Mulholland A, Miller T, Jha S, Ramanathan A, Chong L, Amaro R. PMID: 34816263; PMCID: PMC8609898.
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    6. SARS-CoV-2 escape from a highly neutralizing COVID-19 convalescent plasma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 09 07; 118(36). Andreano E, Piccini G, Licastro D, Casalino L, Johnson NV, Paciello I, Dal Monego S, Pantano E, Manganaro N, Manenti A, Manna R, Casa E, Hyseni I, Benincasa L, Montomoli E, Amaro RE, McLellan JS, Rappuoli R. PMID: 34417349; PMCID: PMC8433494.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 126     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. A glycan gate controls opening of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Nat Chem. 2021 10; 13(10):963-968. Sztain T, Ahn SH, Bogetti AT, Casalino L, Goldsmith JA, Seitz E, McCool RS, Kearns FL, Acosta-Reyes F, Maji S, Mashayekhi G, McCammon JA, Ourmazd A, Frank J, McLellan JS, Chong LT, Amaro RE. PMID: 34413500; PMCID: PMC8488004.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 56     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    8. Decoding allosteric regulation by the acyl carrier protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 04 20; 118(16). Sztain T, Bartholow TG, Lee DJ, Casalino L, Mitchell A, Young MA, Wang J, McCammon JA, Burkart MD. PMID: 33846262; PMCID: PMC8072227.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    9. A potential interaction between the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Biophys J. 2021 03 16; 120(6):983-993. Oliveira ASF, Ibarra AA, Bermudez I, Casalino L, Gaieb Z, Shoemark DK, Gallagher T, Sessions RB, Amaro RE, Mulholland AJ. PMID: 33609494; PMCID: PMC7889469.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Atomic-Level Mechanism of Pre-mRNA Splicing in Health and Disease. Acc Chem Res. 2021 01 05; 54(1):144-154. Borišek J, Casalino L, Saltalamacchia A, Mays SG, Malcovati L, Magistrato A. PMID: 33317262.
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    11. A multiscale coarse-grained model of the SARS-CoV-2 virion. Biophys J. 2021 03 16; 120(6):1097-1104. Yu A, Pak AJ, He P, Monje-Galvan V, Casalino L, Gaieb Z, Dommer AC, Amaro RE, Voth GA. PMID: 33253634; PMCID: PMC7695975.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 34     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    12. AI-Driven Multiscale Simulations Illuminate Mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Dynamics. bioRxiv. 2020 Nov 20. Casalino L, Dommer A, Gaieb Z, Barros EP, Sztain T, Ahn SH, Trifan A, Brace A, Bogetti A, Ma H, Lee H, Turilli M, Khalid S, Chong L, Simmerling C, Hardy DJ, Maia JDC, Phillips JC, Kurth T, Stern A, Huang L, McCalpin J, Tatineni M, Gibbs T, Stone JE, Jha S, Ramanathan A, Amaro RE. PMID: 33236007; PMCID: PMC7685317.
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    13. The flexibility of ACE2 in the context of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Biophys J. 2021 03 16; 120(6):1072-1084. Barros EP, Casalino L, Gaieb Z, Dommer AC, Wang Y, Fallon L, Raguette L, Belfon K, Simmerling C, Amaro RE. PMID: 33189680; PMCID: PMC7661960.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Catalytic Mechanism of Non-Target DNA Cleavage in CRISPR-Cas9 Revealed by Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics. ACS Catal. 2020 Nov 20; 10(22):13596-13605. Casalino L, Nierzwicki L, Jinek M, Palermo G. PMID: 33520346; PMCID: PMC7842700.
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    15. Multiscale Simulations Examining Glycan Shield Effects on Drug Binding to Influenza Neuraminidase. Biophys J. 2020 12 01; 119(11):2275-2289. Seitz C, Casalino L, Konecny R, Huber G, Amaro RE, McCammon JA. PMID: 33130120; PMCID: PMC7732775.
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    16. Beyond Shielding: The Roles of Glycans in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein. ACS Cent Sci. 2020 Oct 28; 6(10):1722-1734. Casalino L, Gaieb Z, Goldsmith JA, Hjorth CK, Dommer AC, Harbison AM, Fogarty CA, Barros EP, Taylor BC, McLellan JS, Fadda E, Amaro RE. PMID: 33140034; PMCID: PMC7523240.
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    17. Decrypting the Information Exchange Pathways across the Spliceosome Machinery. J Am Chem Soc. 2020 05 06; 142(18):8403-8411. Saltalamacchia A, Casalino L, Borišek J, Batista VS, Rivalta I, Magistrato A. PMID: 32275149; PMCID: PMC7339022.
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    18. Mesoscale All-Atom Influenza Virus Simulations Suggest New Substrate Binding Mechanism. ACS Cent Sci. 2020 Feb 26; 6(2):189-196. Durrant JD, Kochanek SE, Casalino L, Ieong PU, Dommer AC, Amaro RE. PMID: 32123736; PMCID: PMC7048371.
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    19. Unraveling the Molecular Mechanism of Pre-mRNA Splicing From Multi-Scale Simulations. Front Mol Biosci. 2019; 6:62. Casalino L, Magistrato A. PMID: 31448284; PMCID: PMC6691188.
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    20. Can multiscale simulations unravel the function of metallo-enzymes to improve knowledge-based drug discovery? Future Med Chem. 2019 04; 11(7):771-791. Sgrignani J, Casalino L, Doro F, Spinello A, Magistrato A. PMID: 30938544.
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    21. Human Influenza A Virus Hemagglutinin Glycan Evolution Follows a Temporal Pattern to a Glycan Limit. mBio. 2019 04 02; 10(2). Altman MO, Angel M, Košík I, Trovão NS, Zost SJ, Gibbs JS, Casalino L, Amaro RE, Hensley SE, Nelson MI, Yewdell JW. PMID: 30940704; PMCID: PMC6445938.
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    22. Understanding the mechanistic basis of non-coding RNA through molecular dynamics simulations. J Struct Biol. 2019 06 01; 206(3):267-279. Palermo G, Casalino L, Magistrato A, Andrew McCammon J. PMID: 30880083; PMCID: PMC6637970.
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    23. A Dehydrogenase Dual Hydrogen Abstraction Mechanism Promotes Estrogen Biosynthesis: Can We Expand the Functional Annotation of the Aromatase Enzyme? Chemistry. 2018 Jul 25; 24(42):10840-10849. Spinello A, Pavlin M, Casalino L, Magistrato A. PMID: 29770981.
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    24. All-atom simulations disentangle the functional dynamics underlying gene maturation in the intron lariat spliceosome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 06 26; 115(26):6584-6589. Casalino L, Palermo G, Spinello A, Rothlisberger U, Magistrato A. PMID: 29891649; PMCID: PMC6042132.
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    25. Development of Site-Specific Mg(2+)-RNA Force Field Parameters: A Dream or Reality? Guidelines from Combined Molecular Dynamics and Quantum Mechanics Simulations. J Chem Theory Comput. 2017 01 10; 13(1):340-352. Casalino L, Palermo G, Abdurakhmonova N, Rothlisberger U, Magistrato A. PMID: 28001405.
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    26. Who Activates the Nucleophile in Ribozyme Catalysis? An Answer from the Splicing Mechanism of Group II Introns. J Am Chem Soc. 2016 08 24; 138(33):10374-7. Casalino L, Palermo G, Rothlisberger U, Magistrato A. PMID: 27309711.
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