University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Douglass College, Rutgers University, A.B. in Chemistry, Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Berkeley, Postdoctoral Fellow University of California, Los Angeles
Lois Weisman studies intracellular motility and signaling, key features of ordinary cell division and embryonic development. Defects in these processes cause many diseases, including neurodegeneration, cancer and diabetes.
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Dong, X. P., D. Shen, et al. (2010). "PI(3,5)P(2) controls membrane trafficking by direct activation of mucolipin Ca(2+) release channels in the endolysosome." Nat Commun 1: 38.