Additional insights


  • Coauthor, "Control of leucine-dependent mTORC1 pathway through chemical intervention of leucyl-tRNA synthetase and RagD interaction," Nature Communications 8(1), 732 (2017)
  • Coauthor, "Escherichia coli tRNA induces mammalian cell migration and socialization," The FASEB Journal. 31 (1 Supplement), 622.14 (2017)
  • Author, "Isolation of bacterial compartments to track movement of protein synthesis factors," 113, 120-126 (2017)
  • Author, "Analysis of the resistance mechanism of a benzoxaborole inhibitor reveals insight into the leucyl-tRNA synthetase editing mechanism," ACS Chemical Biology. 10 (10): 2277-85 (2015)
  • Coauthor, "Crystal structure of 4-diphosphocytidyl-2-C-methyl-Derythritol-kinase (IspE) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis," The FASEB Journal. 25 (5):1577-84 (2011)

Speaking engagements

  • Zhao, H.; Buechler, A.K.; Martinis, S.A. "Re-purposing of leucyl-tRNA synthetase for Nutritional stress responses," Conference Talk at 2017 IUBMB focused Meeting on Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases (AARS2017) (October 2017)
  • Martinis, S.A.; Zhao, H.; Buechler, A.K. "Re-purposing of ancient protein synthesis enzyme and RNAs for cell signaling," Conference Talk at Spiegelman Symposium (October 2017)
  • Buechler, A.K.; Zhao, H.; Lieu, D.J.; Blanke, S.R.; Martinis, S.A. "Escherichia coli tRNA induces mammalian cell migration and socialization," Conference poster at ASBMB annual meeting (April 2017)
  • Zhao, H.; Martinis, S.A. "Escherichia coli secretion of leucyl-tRNA synthease," Conference Talk at 10th International symposium on Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases (AARS2015) (October 2015)
  • Zhao, H.; Martinis, S.A. "Trafficking of leucyl-tRNA synthetase in E. coli," Conference Talk at Gordon Research Conference: Translation Machinery in Health & Disease (February 2015)
  • Banerjee, A.; Zhao, H.; Martinis, S.A.; Saks, M.E. "Intra-organism variation in tRNA structural type," Poster at the 25th tRNA Conference (September 2014)
  • Zhao, H.; Palencia, A.; Cusack, S.; Luthey-Schulten, Z.A.; Martinis, S.A. "Regulation of post-transfer editing by a tyrosine switch," Conferences talk at 9th International Symposium on Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases (AARS2013) (October 2013)
  • Zhao, H.; Martinis, S.A. "Post-transfer editing of Candida albicans leucyl-tRNA synthetase is sensitive to a lysine that is distal to the editing pocket," Poster at the 24th tRNA Conference (December 2012)