Dr Elton Zeqiraj

Elton was awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society to study how the small molecule ubiquitin governs cell signalling networks. Elton’s lab is also supported by a University Academic Fellowship from the University of Leeds. The laboratory uses structural biology, biophysics and enzymology techniques to study deubiquitinating enzymes (a.k.a. DUBs). The majority of the lab’s efforts are dedicated towards understanding how DUBs are activated allosterically and how they can be inhibited when it is beneficial to do so.