- Graduate Education
- M.Sc. Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon (1999)
- Ph.D. University of Houston (2002)
- Postdoc. The Rockefeller University (2002-2006)
- Joined Texas A&M in 2006
Protein Chemistry and Cell Biology
Our goal is to determine how proteins function in space and time in the context of complex cellular networks. We focus on chemistry-driven approaches to manipulate protein structure beyond what is feasible with standard genetics. In particular, we use semi-synthetic light-activatable proteins as biophysical probes to investigate protein mechanisms inside living cells. Areas of interest include the important but poorly understood process of protein S-acylation, signal transduction, and protein trafficking.
Allen, JK, Brock, DJ, Kondow-McConaghy, HM, Pellois, JP. Efficient Delivery of Macromolecules into Human Cells by Improving the Endosomal Escape Activity of Cell-Penetrating Peptides: Lessons Learned from dfTAT and its Analogs. Biomolecules. 2018;8 (3):.
Brock, DJ, Kustigian, L, Jiang, M, Graham, K, Wang, TY, Erazo-Oliveras, A et al.. Efficient cell delivery mediated by lipid-specific endosomal escape of supercharged branched peptides. Traffic. 2018;19 (6):421-435.
Lian, X, Huang, Y, Zhu, Y, Fang, Y, Zhao, R, Joseph, E et al.. Enzyme-MOF Nanoreactor Activates Nontoxic Paracetamol for Cancer Therapy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2018;57 (20):5725-5730.
Stubbendieck, RM, Brock, DJ, Pellois, JP, Gill, JJ, Straight, PD. Linearmycins are lytic membrane-targeting antibiotics. J. Antibiot. 2018;71 (3):372-381.
Lian, X, Erazo-Oliveras, A, Pellois, JP, Zhou, HC. High efficiency and long-term intracellular activity of an enzymatic nanofactory based on metal-organic frameworks. Nat Commun. 2017;8 (1):2075.
Najjar, K, Erazo-Oliveras, A, Mosior, JW, Whitlock, MJ, Rostane, I, Cinclair, JM et al.. Unlocking Endosomal Entrapment with Supercharged Arginine-Rich Peptides. Bioconjug. Chem. 2017;28 (12):2932-2941.
Libardo, MDJ, Wang, TY, Pellois, JP, Angeles-Boza, AM. How Does Membrane Oxidation Affect Cell Delivery and Cell Killing? Trends Biotechnol. 2017;35 (8):686-690.
Wang, TY, Libardo, MDJ, Angeles-Boza, AM, Pellois, JP. Membrane Oxidation in Cell Delivery and Cell Killing Applications. ACS Chem. Biol. 2017;12 (5):1170-1182.
Najjar, K, Erazo-Oliveras, A, Brock, DJ, Wang, TY, Pellois, JP. An l- to d-Amino Acid Conversion in an Endosomolytic Analog of the Cell-penetrating Peptide TAT Influences Proteolytic Stability, Endocytic Uptake, and Endosomal Escape. J. Biol. Chem. 2017;292 (3):847-861.
Wang, TY, Pellois, JP. Peptide translocation through the plasma membrane of human cells: Can oxidative stress be exploited to gain better intracellular access? Commun Integr Biol. ;9 (4):e1205771.