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Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Founded in 1993, the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology is a dynamic and successful center of higher education with an international reputation for high quality teaching and research.

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  • Niles BJ, Joslin AC, Fresques T, Powers T. (2014) TOR Complex 2-Ypk1 Signaling Maintains Sphingolipid Homeostasis by Sensing and Regulating ROS Accumulation. Cell Reports doi:10.1016,
  • Damberger FF, Michel E, Ishida Y, Leal WS, W├╝thrich K. (2013) Pheromone discrimination by a pH-tuned polymorphism of the Bombyx mori pheromone-binding protein. PNAS doi: 10.1073,
  • Leal WS, Choo YM, Xu P, da Silva CS, Ueira-Vieira C. (2013) Differential expression of olfactory genes in the southern house mosquito and insights into unique odorant receptor gene isoforms. PNAS doi: 10.1073,
  • Villa N, Do A, Hershey JW, Fraser CS. (2013) Human eukaryotic initiation factor 4G (eIF4G) binds to eIF3c, -d, and -e to promote mRNA recruitment to the ribosome. J Biol Chem doi: 10.1074,
  • Xu P, Leal WS. (2013) Probing insect odorant receptors with their cognate ligands: insights into structural features. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 435(3), 477-482