Photo of Dr. Nora C Vazquez-Laslop

Nora C Vazquez-Laslop

Research Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Center Affiliate, Center for Biomolecular Sciences


Building & Room:

3018 MBRB


900 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-4002


Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of protein synthesis. Mechanisms of antibiotic action. Mechanisms of resistance to antibiotics.

Selected Publications

  • Martínez AK, Gordon E, Sengupta AM, Shirole NJ, Klepacki D, Martinez-Garriga BC, Brown LS, Benedik MR, Yanofsky C, Mankin A, Vazquez-Laslop N, Sachs M, Cruz-Vera L. Interactions of the TnaC nascent peptide with rRNA in the exit tunnel enable the ribosome to respond to free tryptophan.. Nucleic acids research. 2014;42(2):1245-56. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt923.
  • Vazquez-Laslop NC, Thum C, Mankin A. Molecular mechanism of drug-dependent ribosome stalling.. Molecular cell. 2008;30(2):190-202. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2008.02.026.