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Elizabeth Conibear, "Targeting proteins to membrane contact sites"

May 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Clark Center Auditorium S001

Free and open to the public.

Liz is an Associate Member of the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia and a senior scientist in the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She received a BSc from Carleton University, a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and did her postdoctoral training at the University of Oregon. Her program of research investigates the vesicular and non-vesicular processes that localize proteins to organelles. Using genome-scale screens and detailed molecular cell biology approaches in yeast and mammalian cells, she has characterized new components of the vesicle trafficking machinery and uncovered mechanisms used to target proteins to membrane contact sites. Her research group has also contributed to the emerging field of dynamic protein palmitoylation by characterizing a novel family of mammalian depalmitoylases.

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