Prof. Dan Mulvihill
The spatial and temporal organisation of cellular components is crucial for the viability and function of all living cells. Many molecules have a dynamic distribution, allowing them to interact with different proteins at distinct cellular locations at different times, depending upon the needs of the cell. The precise characterisation of a molecule’s dynamic cellular location and how this is affected by changes in its internal and the extracellular environments is therefore crucial for understanding its function and regulation.
The focus of research in Dan Mulvihill’s lab is to develop an understanding of how intracellular organization changes in response to the needs and environment of the living cell. His research group study the regulation and function of dynamic cellular components of the actin-myosin cytoskeleton in growing and dividing cells, and identifying the signaling pathways that modulate these processes. Through a combination of cellular, molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches his group is uncovering new regulatory pathways and functions of the actomyosin cytoskeleton. He is Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology and is also Head of School of Biosciences. He has held both a BBSRC David Phillips Research Fellowship, and a Royal Society Industry fellowship, where he worked with industry to develop novel rapid live-cell microscopy techniques.
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