Martin D. Gelenter

University of California, Berkeley
Entry year: 2015




D. Chen, M.D. Gelenter, M. Hong, R.E. Cohen, G.H. McKinley, “Icephobic Surfaces Induced by Interfacial Non-frozen Water“, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9 (4), 4202-4214 (2017).


M. D. Gelenter, T. Wang, S. Liao, H. O’Neill, M. Hong, “2H-13C Correlation Solid-State NMR for Investigating Dynamics and Water Accessibilities of Proteins and Carbohydrates“, J. Biomol. NMR. 68 (4), 257-270  (2017).


M. Elkins, J. K. Williams, M. D. Gelenter, P. Dai, B.S. Kwon, I.V. Sergeyev, B.L. Pentelute, and M. Hong, “Cholesterol Binding Site of the Influenza M2 Protein in Lipid Bilayers from Solid-State NMR”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114 (49), 12946-12951 (2017).

Featured in The Boston Globe:  MIT researchers gain new insight on how flu spreads from cell to cell in the body

Featured in MIT NewsCholesterol helps flu virus escape through host cell’s membrane: Study could shed light on how many other proteins bind with membrane cholesterol.


V.S. Mandala, S.Y. Liao, M.D. Gelenter and M. Hong, “Backbone Conformation of the Influenza Virus B M2 Protein in Lipid Bilayers from Solid-State NMR”, Sci. Rep., 9, 3725 (2019).


M.D. Gelenter, K.J. Smith$, S.Y. Liao$, V.S. Mandala, A.J. Dregni, M.S. Lamm, Y. Tian, W. Xu, D.J. Pochan, T.J. Tucker, Y. Su, and M. Hong, “The peptide hormone glucagon forms amyloid fibrils with two coexisting β-strand conformations”, Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol., 26, 592-598 (2019).

Featured in MIT NewsChemists discover structure of glucagon fibrils: Study may be a step toward shelf-stable versions of the hormone, which is used to control diabetes.


M.D. Gelenter, A.J. Dregni, and M. Hong, “Pulsed Third-Spin-Assisted Recoupling NMR for Obtaining Long-Range 13C-13C and 15N-13C Distance Restraints”, J. Phys. Chem., 124, 7138-7151 (2020).


M.D. Gelenter$,V.S. Mandala$, M.J.M. Niesen$, D.A. Sharon$, A. J. Dregni, A. P. Willard, and M. Hong, “Water orientation and dynamics in the closed and open influenza B virus M2 proton channels”, Commun. Biol., 4, 338 (2020).