Erin Nicole Heim

Ph.D. Student


Yale School of Medicine


Erin is interested in using small transmembrane protein libraries as tools to discover new systems and techniques in biology. She has used these libraries to construct ultra-simple biologically active proteins, to select for biological activities that did not naturally evolve, and to inhibit viral infection. She is interested in creating new tools to answer biological questions and the transmembrane protein libraries provide opportunities for many types of screen and tool development. Outside of science, Erin is also a huge fan of yoga and her dog, Suri.  


Heim, E.N., Marston, J.L., Federman, R.S., Edwards, A.P.B., Karabadzhak, A.G., Petti, L.M., Engelman, D.M., and DiMaio, D. (2015) Biologically active LIL proteins built with minimal chemical diversity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112(34):E4717-25. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514230112. PMID:26261320. PMCID: PMC4553812.


New Simple Proteins Play Active Role in Cellular Function

Education & Training

B.S. University of Florida, Biochemistry (2012)

Contact Info

Erin Nicole Heim