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Sudeep Banjade, PhD

Dr. Banjade studies how cellular membranes are remodeled. The ESCRT family of proteins (endosomal sorting complexes required for transport) regulate this remodeling process; misregulation has been found to be involved in many cancers. He aims to understand the specific roles of the ESCRT-III proteins for polymer remodeling and membrane deformation, using biochemical, biophysical and genetic approaches.

Project title: "Division of labor in ESCRT-III proteins during polymer assembly and membrane remodeling"
Institution: Cornell University
Named Award: HHMI Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Scott Emr, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Biophysics