Claudio A. Masuda, Ph.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Program
Institution
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Address
Pr�dio do CCS, bloco D, subsolo sala 11
Ilha do Fund�o, CP 68041
City
Rio de Janeiro
Country
Brazil
E-mail
cmasuda[at]bioqmed.ufrj.br
Website
http://www.bioqmed.ufrj.br/conteudo_view.asp?id=216
Research Field
Cell biology; neuroscience
Award Year
2002
Country Of Origin
Brazil
Mentor Name
Steve A. Kay, Ph.D.

Research

The primary goal of my group is to characterize the various functions of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway in regulating cellular processes. To do this, we use yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model eukaryotic cell. Our group conducts genetic experiments in biochemistry and molecular biology to identify the functions of different components of the ubiquitin proteasome system and to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in these processes. Currently, we are characterizing the role of different ubiquitin conjugated enzymes in response to stress caused by high concentrations of lithium.