Peter M. Douglas, Ph.D.
Peter M. Douglas, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine, Department of Molecular Biology

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR150089
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
University of California, Berkeley
Date Awarded: 
September 10, 2015
Grant Amount: 
$2,000,000

At every step in my scientific journey, I have studied how conserved fundamental processes within the cell can quickly and easily be uncovered in simple model organisms and applied to conditions of biomedical relevance.

As a graduate student with Dr. Douglas Cyr at UNC Chapel Hill, I investigated the toxic assembly of disease-causing amyloidogenic proteins in the budding yeast. From these studies, I discovered novel mechanisms of chaperone-mediated protein folding and spatial quality control, which have since been translated into the mammalian brain and are now targets of intervention against neurodegeneration.

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