Shirin Bahmanyar, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Assistant Professor as of July 1 2014

Research Interests

Endoplasmic Reticulum; Molecular Biology; Nuclear Envelope; Organelles; Caenorhabditis elegans; Lamins; Lipid Metabolism; Diseases

Public Health Interests


Research Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS): Membrane Biology

Faculty Research

Research Summary

We study mechanisms that drive organelle structure, identity, and dynamics. Specific areas of interest include how lipid metabolism is coupled to endoplasmic reticulum and nuclear envelope structure, the role of nuclear lamins in nuclear dynamics during cell division and development, and defining functions for inner nuclear membrane proteins in the organization of single cells and complex tissues.

Specialized Terms: organelle structure, lipid synthesis, nuclear envelope, lamins, high resolution microscopy, cellular dynamics, C elegans

Selected Publications

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