Dr. Susanne Ressl

Biochemist & Structural Biologist | Project & Team Leader | Creative & Translational Thinker | Problem Solver | Mentor | Educator | Consultant | Innovator | Science Communicator & Writer | Relationship Builder | Collaborator

Research Interests

Structural Neuroscience of Synapse Organizing Molecules
Virology
Microbiology
Parasitology
Molecular Biology
Structural Biology
Cell Biology
Biochemistry
Colloid and Surface Chemistry
Catalysis
History and Philosophy of Science
Biophysics
Genetics (clinical)
Genetics
Biotechnology
Computational Theory and Mathematics
Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
Human-Computer Interaction

Publications

Molecular basis of transport and regulation in the Na+/betaine symporter BetP

Nature / Mar 01, 2009

Ressl, S., Terwisscha van Scheltinga, A. C., Vonrhein, C., Ott, V., & Ziegler, C. (2009). Molecular basis of transport and regulation in the Na+/betaine symporter BetP. Nature, 458(7234), 47–52. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature07819

Delivery of Cardiolipins to the Salmonella Outer Membrane Is Necessary for Survival within Host Tissues and Virulence

Cell Host & Microbe / Apr 01, 2015

Dalebroux, Z. D., Edrozo, M. B., Pfuetzner, R. A., Ressl, S., Kulasekara, B. R., Blanc, M.-P., & Miller, S. I. (2015). Delivery of Cardiolipins to the Salmonella Outer Membrane Is Necessary for Survival within Host Tissues and Virulence. Cell Host & Microbe, 17(4), 441–451. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chom.2015.03.003

Expression of C1ql3 in Discrete Neuronal Populations Controls Efferent Synapse Numbers and Diverse Behaviors

Neuron / Sep 01, 2016

Martinelli, D. C., Chew, K. S., Rohlmann, A., Lum, M. Y., Ressl, S., Hattar, S., Brunger, A. T., Missler, M., & Südhof, T. C. (2016). Expression of C1ql3 in Discrete Neuronal Populations Controls Efferent Synapse Numbers and Diverse Behaviors. Neuron, 91(5), 1034–1051. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2016.07.002

Substrate specificity and ion coupling in the Na+/betaine symporter BetP

The EMBO Journal / Mar 01, 2011

Perez, C., Koshy, C., Ressl, S., Nicklisch, S., Krämer, R., & Ziegler, C. (2011). Substrate specificity and ion coupling in the Na+/betaine symporter BetP. The EMBO Journal, 30(7), 1221–1229. https://doi.org/10.1038/emboj.2011.46

Extensive site-directed mutagenesis reveals interconnected functional units in the alkaline phosphatase active site

eLife / Apr 22, 2015

Sunden, F., Peck, A., Salzman, J., Ressl, S., & Herschlag, D. (2015). Extensive site-directed mutagenesis reveals interconnected functional units in the alkaline phosphatase active site. ELife, 4. CLOCKSS. https://doi.org/10.7554/elife.06181

Structures of C1q-like Proteins Reveal Unique Features among the C1q/TNF Superfamily

Structure / Apr 01, 2015

Ressl, S., Vu, B. K., Vivona, S., Martinelli, D. C., Südhof, T. C., & Brunger, A. T. (2015). Structures of C1q-like Proteins Reveal Unique Features among the C1q/TNF Superfamily. Structure, 23(4), 688–699. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.str.2015.01.019

Open science, communal culture, and women’s participation in the movement to improve science

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences / Sep 14, 2020

Murphy, M. C., Mejia, A. F., Mejia, J., Yan, X., Cheryan, S., Dasgupta, N., Destin, M., Fryberg, S. A., Garcia, J. A., Haines, E. L., Harackiewicz, J. M., Ledgerwood, A., Moss-Racusin, C. A., Park, L. E., Perry, S. P., Ratliff, K. A., Rattan, A., Sanchez, D. T., Savani, K., … Pestilli, F. (2020). Open science, communal culture, and women’s participation in the movement to improve science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(39), 24154–24164. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1921320117

Mechanistic and Evolutionary Insights from Comparative Enzymology of Phosphomonoesterases and Phosphodiesterases across the Alkaline Phosphatase Superfamily

Journal of the American Chemical Society / Oct 20, 2016

Sunden, F., AlSadhan, I., Lyubimov, A. Y., Ressl, S., Wiersma-Koch, H., Borland, J., Brown, C. L., Johnson, T. A., Singh, Z., & Herschlag, D. (2016). Mechanistic and Evolutionary Insights from Comparative Enzymology of Phosphomonoesterases and Phosphodiesterases across the Alkaline Phosphatase Superfamily. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(43), 14273–14287. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b06186

Munc18a Does Not Alter Fusion Rates Mediated by Neuronal SNAREs, Synaptotagmin, and Complexin

Journal of Biological Chemistry / Apr 01, 2015

Zhang, Y., Diao, J., Colbert, K. N., Lai, Y., Pfuetzner, R. A., Padolina, M. S., Vivona, S., Ressl, S., Cipriano, D. J., Choi, U. B., Shah, N., Weis, W. I., & Brunger, A. T. (2015). Munc18a Does Not Alter Fusion Rates Mediated by Neuronal SNAREs, Synaptotagmin, and Complexin. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290(16), 10518–10534. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.m114.630772

New functions and signaling mechanisms for the class of adhesion G protein-coupled receptors

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences / Nov 25, 2014

Liebscher, I., Ackley, B., Araç, D., Ariestanti, D. M., Aust, G., Bae, B., Bista, B. R., Bridges, J. P., Duman, J. G., Engel, F. B., Giera, S., Goffinet, A. M., Hall, R. A., Hamann, J., Hartmann, N., Lin, H.-H., Liu, M., Luo, R., Mogha, A., … Piao, X. (2014). New functions and signaling mechanisms for the class of adhesion G protein-coupled receptors. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1333(1), 43–64. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.12580

The essential inner membrane protein YejM is a metalloenzyme

Scientific Reports / Oct 20, 2020

Gabale, U., Peña Palomino, P. A., Kim, H., Chen, W., & Ressl, S. (2020). The essential inner membrane protein YejM is a metalloenzyme. Scientific Reports, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-73660-6

K+-induced conformational changes in the trimeric betaine transporter BetP monitored by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes / Apr 01, 2013

Korkmaz, F., Ressl, S., Ziegler, C., & Mäntele, W. (2013). K+-induced conformational changes in the trimeric betaine transporter BetP monitored by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes, 1828(4), 1181–1191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamem.2013.01.004

Loss of Pseudouridine Synthases in the RluA Family Causes Hypersensitive Nociception inDrosophila

G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics / Dec 01, 2020

Song, W., Ressl, S., & Tracey, W. D. (2020). Loss of Pseudouridine Synthases in the RluA Family Causes Hypersensitive Nociception inDrosophila. G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics, 10(12), 4425–4438. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.120.401767

C1QL3 promotes cell‐cell adhesion by mediating complex formation between ADGRB3/BAI3 and neuronal pentraxins

The FASEB Journal / Dec 18, 2020

Sticco, M. J., Peña Palomino, P. A., Lukacsovich, D., Thompson, B. L., Földy, C., Ressl, S., & Martinelli, D. C. (2020). C1QL3 promotes cell‐cell adhesion by mediating complex formation between ADGRB3/BAI3 and neuronal pentraxins. The FASEB Journal, 35(1). Portico. https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.202000351rr

Light Harvest: an interactive sculptural installation based on folding and mapping proteins

Digital Creativity / Oct 02, 2018

Wu, J., Ressl, S., & Overton, K. (2018). Light Harvest: an interactive sculptural installation based on folding and mapping proteins. Digital Creativity, 29(4), 274–286. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2018.1533871

“Why MANtoring is not the solution. A Rebuttal to ‘The association between early career informal mentorship in academic collaborations and junior author performance.’”

Dec 22, 2020

Mabry, P. L., Dasgupta, N., Moss-Racusin, C. A., Park, L. E., Pestilli, F., Rattan, A., Ressl, S., Smith, J. L., Yan, X., Diekman, A., Fryberg, S. A., Harackiewicz, J. M., Ledgerwood, A., Murphy, M. C., Perry, S., Ratliff, K. A., Sekaquaptewa, D., & Thoman, D. B. (2020). “Why MANtoring is not the solution. A Rebuttal to ‘The association between early career informal mentorship in academic collaborations and junior author performance.’” https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/xqjs4

Structural Studies of C1QL-Mediated Complexes

Biophysical Journal / Feb 01, 2018

Arianna Peña Palomino, P., & Ressl, S. (2018). Structural Studies of C1QL-Mediated Complexes. Biophysical Journal, 114(3), 154a. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2017.11.864

Betp - X-Ray Structure and Function of An Osmosensor and Transporter

Biophysical Journal / Jan 01, 2010

Kraemer, R., Ressl, S., Ott, V., Nicklisch, S., Steinhoff, H.-J., Forrest, L., & Ziegler, C. (2010). Betp - X-Ray Structure and Function of An Osmosensor and Transporter. Biophysical Journal, 98(3), 46a. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2009.12.268

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF THE SODIUM-COUPLED GLYCINE BETAINE SYMPORTER BETP FROM CORYNEBACTERIUM GLUTAMICUM WITH BOUND SUBSTRATE

May 26, 2009

Ressl, S., Terwisscha Van Scheltinga, A. C., Vonrhein, C., Ott, V., & Ziegler, C. (2009). CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF THE SODIUM-COUPLED GLYCINE BETAINE SYMPORTER BETP FROM CORYNEBACTERIUM GLUTAMICUM WITH BOUND SUBSTRATE. https://doi.org/10.2210/pdb2wit/pdb

BetP - Structure and Function of an Osmosensor and Transporter

Biophysical Journal / Feb 01, 2009

Ott, V., Nicklisch, S., Borovykh, I., Steinhoff, H.-J., Ressl, S., Ziegler, C., & Kraemer, R. (2009). BetP - Structure and Function of an Osmosensor and Transporter. Biophysical Journal, 96(3), 393a. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2008.12.2929

Education

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Ph.D., Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins / October, 2009

Frankfurt am Main

Stanford University

Postdoc, Structural Neuroscience / December, 2014

Stanford, California, United States of America
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