Every cell in your body is enclosed by a lipid membrane and contains a variety of intracellular membrane bound compartments called organelles that compartmentalise the biochemical functions necessary for life. We are interested in the membrane trafficking pathways that allow communication between these organelles, how the integrity of these organellar membranes is maintained and how these membranes and organelles are reorganised during processes such as cell division and cell migration. We are interested in how these pathways are maintained in normal cells and how they are altered in cancer.
The Organelle Dynamics Laboratory is based at the Francis Crick Institute.
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