Karin Marion Reinisch PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Departments & Organizations

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

Office of Student ResearchStructural BiologyCenter for RNA Science and Medicine, YaleCell Biology: Membrane Traffic; Cell Biology of RNA; Reinisch Lab


  • B.A., Harvard-Radcliffe College, 1989
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1995

Selected Publications

  • Kümmel D, Krishnakumar SS, Radoff DT, Li F, Giraudo CG, Pincet F, Rothman JE, Reinisch KM. (2011). Complexin cross-links SNAREs into a zig-zag array. Nat. Struct. & Mol. Biol. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.2101
  • Vasan N, Hutagalung A, Novick P, Reinisch KM. (2010). Structure of a C-terminal fragment of its Vps53 subunit suggests similarity of GARP complex to a family of tethering complexes. PNAS 107:14176-14181.
  • Dong, G., Wearsch, P.A., Peaper, D.R., Cresswell, P. and Reinisch, K.M. (2009). Insights into MHC class I peptide loading from the structure of the tapasin-ERp57 thiol oxidoreductase heterodimer. Immunity 30:21-32.



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