Natalie Losada

Graduate Assistant


B.A. Chemistry, Rutgers University, 2018


Natalie is studying HIV-1 reverse transcriptase to improve current drug treatments and find drugs with new mechanisms of action.  She writes for the Rutgers iJOBS career blog and has a passion for science communication and environmental protection.  Natalie balances science, gymnastics, and art in her daily life.

Research Focus

Structural Biology of HIV RT

2018 Lonsdale Scholarship for Academic Excellence in the Pursuit of a Chemistry Major from Rutgers CCB

Losada N, Ruiz F, Curreli F, et al. HIV-1 gp120 Antagonists Also Inhibit HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase by Bridging the NNRTI and NRTI Sites. Journal of medicinal chemistry. 2021;64(22):16530-16540. doi:10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c01104.