Damon Runyon Researchers

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Lan Wang, PhD

Dr. Wang studies tailed-anchored proteins, a class of membrane proteins that perform important physiological functions. Cells possess machinery that ensures the correct distribution of tail-anchored proteins to their specific organelle. Her research aims to understand how cells accurately distribute the tail-anchored proteins amongst their multiple organelles and what happens when such mechanisms fail.

Project title: "Conferring organelle-specificity to tail-anchored proteins"
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Peter Walter, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Cell Biology