Ekaterina M. Nestorovich

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Special Volunteer

Section on Molecular Transport
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
Building 9, Room 1E-106
Bethesda, MD 20892-0924
Telephone: (301) 402-4702
Email: nestoroe@mail.nih.gov

New affiliation: Assistant Professor external link

Department of Biology
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
Telephone: 202-319-6723
Email: nestorovich@cua.edu

Personal statement:

The subject of my research is best described as medical biotechnology and biophysics. From a biomedical science perspective, I strive for novel effective approaches to make good use of ion-conducting nanostructures in a variety of medical and biological applications. From a biophysical perspective, I seek to bring a new level of understanding of biological structures through the physical laws that animate them. I want to learn how the biological structures work through physics and chemistry of the intermolecular forces that create them. Then, it will be possible to determine how to design new agents that effectively correct the deviant interactions associated with diseases.


Ekaterina M. Nestorovich earned her Ph.D. in electrochemistry from St. Petersburg State University, Russia, under supervision of Prof. Valery Malev. She performed postdoctoral research in biophysics with Dr. Sergey Bezrukov at the National Institutes of Health. While at the NIH, she mastered the art of ion channel reconstitution into planar lipid bilayers (the models of biological membranes) and modern methods of statistical analysis of ionic currents – powerful tools which allowed her to study kinetic and transport properties of channel forming proteins at the single-molecule level. In January 2011, she joined the faculty in the Department of Biology at The Catholic University of America as Assistant Professor of the new Biotechnology program. Her teaching interests include Biotechnology Project Managements and Rational Drug Design. She also holds a professional certificate in Advanced Project Management from Stanford University. The direction of her research is best described as medical biotechnology and biophysics. 

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