A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.
- Close date
- Friday, 8 December 2017
- Academic background
- Health Sciences
- Host campus
- On-campus or via distance?
- Associate Professor Fiona McDonald, Dr Kirk Hamilton
To achieve the optimal balance of intracellular and extracellular ion concentrations the numbers of ion channels situated at the cell surface are tightly regulated. Retromer is a recently described intracellular complex that controls whether cell surface proteins are recycled to the cell surface or degraded. In this project we will determine if two epithelial ion channels are regulated by retromer, and whether the polar distribution of these ion channels in epithelia are altered when retromer is disabled. The results will have implications for further understanding of electrolyte balance and blood pressure control.
ContactAssociate Professor Fiona McDonald