Terry Dowd

Dowd, Terry


Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Faculty, Chemistry and Biochemistry PhD Programs, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York


D. Physical Chemistry

Research Focus:    

Osteocalcin  (5850 MW), is one of the most abundant noncollagenous proteins in bone. Several studies have provided a role for osteocalcin in bone remodeling, enhancing mineral deposition, regulating crystal morphology. Some studies have shown undercarboxylated osteocalcin can activate important membrane receptors, some of which are involved in glucose homeostasis, brain development and function as well as some forms of cancer. My lab investigates protein structure using NMR and x-ray crystallography and investigates the interaction of proteins with membrane receptors. Structural studies of osteocalcin and its interaction with important membrane receptors may shed light on the etiology of some forms of cancer.

Selected Publications 

Grants over the last 5 years

R01GM098584                       Dowd and Bargiello (PIs)                              9/1/12 – 2/29/17

Structure-Function Relation of Connexin Disease Mutations.