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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Michael Collins

PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology
Michael Collins

Michael Collins

PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology

Education: 
BS, Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Research synopsis: 

In addition to generating the low luminal pH of acidic organelles, the V-ATPase has emerged as an important component of cellular nutrient sensing pathways. I am studying the role of the V-ATPase in how cells sense and respond to changes in nutrient/energy availability. I am also studying how plasma membrane V-ATPases contribute to cancer cell invasion and migration, which may be an important target for cancer metastasis.

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