Anqesha Murray

Ph.D. Candidate

Anqesha Murray

Anqesha came to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in the fall of 2020 to pursue her Ph.D. in Biology. Anqesha is co-advised by Dr. Wang and Dr. Dordick and was awarded the National Institute on Aging Training Program in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical and Translational Research (ADCTR) training grant. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Microbiology and Immunology and a minor in American Sign Language and Dance at the University of Rochester. She then attended Brown University as an NIH Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Scholar in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Her professional goals are to works as a research scientist developing therapeutics.


Certificate, NIH Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Scholar, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (2020)
B.A. in Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York (2017)
A.S. in Biology, Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York (2014)
A.A. in Liberal Arts, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NewYork (2014)

Research Interests

Her projects focus on the structural basis and mechanisms of cyclophilin A and tau protein interactions in Alzheimer's disease and neuroinflammation.



Murray, A., Yan, L., Gibson, J. M., Liu, J., Eliezer, D., Lippens, G., ... & Wang, C. (2022). Proline-Rich Region II (PRR2) Plays an Important Role in Tau–Glycan Interaction: An NMR Study. Biomolecules, 12(11), 1573.

Faris, S., Jin, W., Gibson, J., Murray, A., Smith, N., He, P., ... & Wang, C. (2022). Small-molecule compound from AlphaScreen disrupts tau-glycan interface. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences.

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