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Dr Kate Bowers
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  • Associate Professor
  • Structural & Molecular Biology
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary

Eukaryotic cells are divided into membrane-bound compartments called organelles. Each organelle performs a specific function, and requires a particular set of proteins and lipids to perform this function. Our overall aim is to identify and understand the molecular machinery that sorts proteins within the cell and sends them to the correct location. Correct protein sorting is essential for many processes including the control of cell proliferation and functioning of the immune and nervous systems: defects in these processes often lead to disease. In addition, many viruses exploit protein trafficking pathways for their entry and/ or exit from the cell. Our research can be divided into two main themes: 1) The trafficking of the ZIP family of iron/ zinc/ manganese transporters in health and disease and 2) Ion gradients across intracellular organelles and their role in protein trafficking.

Teaching Summary

Deputy Head of Teaching and Year 3 tutor for Molecular Biosciences (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degrees)

Module organizer for BIOC0012 (Research Project Foundations) and BIOC0033 (Membrane Trafficking and Mechanisms of Disease).

Lectures for second year undergraduate modules BIOC0005 (Molecular Biology), BIOC0007 (Essential Molecular Biology), and BIOC0012 (Research Project Foundations). 

Lectures for third year undergraduate module BIOC0033 (Membrane Trafficking and Mechanisms of Disease).

Tutor for BIOC0003 (Experimental Biochemistry) and I am also a personal tutor.   Every year I supervise project students for BIOC0021 (Advanced Investigative Projects in Molecular Biosciences) and MSci Biochemistry Extended Research Projects.

I also supervise PhD student projects via several UCL PhD programmes.  Please see https://www.ucl.ac.uk/biosciences/study/phd-study/structural-and-molecular-biology-phds or https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lmcb/phd-programme-overview

Academic Background
2008   Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education University College London
1998   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
1993   Bachelor of Arts University of Cambridge
    ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow  
1997   Master of Arts University of Cambridge
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