Diversity in Life Sciences

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Veronica Segarra, PhD
Associate Professor and Endowed Chair
Goucher College

Our research investigates the membrane trafficking events that enable the cell to adapt to conditions of stress and starvation, particularly examining the cellular compartments and proteins responsible for transporting critical lipid membranes and membrane-associated proteins within the cell. We use baker’s yeast to investigate new pathways and to identify the specific cargo molecules, like proteins, that move along them. This involves genetic manipulation of yeast and observation of fluorescent cargo proteins trafficking throughout the cell.

Mentor: Eric Baehrecke, PhD

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