Benjamin E Turk PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Office of Student ResearchSignal TransductionPharmacologySignal Transduction

Research Interests

Cell signaling; Protein kinases; Chemical biology; Proteomics; Metalloproteases; Protein engineering more...


  • B.A., Oberlin College, 1990
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999

Selected Publications

  • Chen, C., Ha, B. H., Thévenin, A. F., Lou, H. J., Zhang, R., Yip, K. Y., Peterson, J. R., Gerstein, M., Kim, P. M., Filippakopoulos, P., Knapp, S., Boggon, T. J., Turk, B. E. Identification of a major determinant for serine-threonine kinase phosphoacceptor specificity. Mol. Cell 53, 140-147 (2014).
  • Lee, Y. J., Jeschke, G. R., Roelants, F. M., Thorner, J., Turk B. E. Reciprocal phosphorylation of yeast glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenases in adaptation to distinct types of stress. Mol. Cell. Biol. 32, 4705-4717 (2012).
  • Bannwarth, L., Goldberg, A. B., Chen, C., Turk, B. E. Identification of exosite-targeting inhibitors of anthrax lethal factor by high throughput screening. Chem. Biol. 19, 875-882 (2012).



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