Hoppins, Suzanne

Faculty Profile

First Name: 
Suzanne
Last Name: 
Hoppins
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Title: 
Assistant Professor
Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Biochemistry
E-Mail: 
Mail/Box #: 

357350

Office Location: 

HSB J383

Office Phone: 
206-616-7565
Alternate Phone: 
206-616-8529
Research

Research Summary: 

Our lab is interested in the dynamic properties of mitochondria and how these affect mitochondrial function and the integration of mitochondrial dynamics with other cellular processes. Mitochondrial dysfunction is implicated in a wide array of human diseases including neurdegeneration, cardiac disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Mitochondria form an extensive tubular network in cells that is modified and regulated by membrane fusion, division, organelle transport and tethering events. These dynamic properties are essential for mitochondrial function and have also been integrated with other cellular pathways including cell cycle progression and cell death. We are interested in the machines that mediate membrane fusion and the various forms of regulation that exist in mammalian cells. 

Areas of Interest: 
Cancer Biology
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Keywords: 
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Taking Students
Year: 
2014 - 2015

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