Leslie LaConte

Leslie LaConte, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Research, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Research Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Dr. Leslie LaConte's research interests lie in the field of structural biology. Working with Dr. Konark Mukherjee, she is currently investigating the impact that missense mutations have on the structure and function of CASK, a putatively synaptic protein associated with microcephaly and developmental delay, using both computational and cell biological tools.

In addition to her own research, Dr. LaConte oversees medical student research and teaches cell biology in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Education and Training

  • Georgia Institute of Technology: Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • University of Minnesota: Ph.D., Biochemistry

Selected Publications

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