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Miss Charlotte Collier BSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences

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Charlotte graduated with First Class Honours in Biomedical Science from the University of the West of England in 2017. During her Bachelor’s degree she undertook a placement year working as a research assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Academic Qualifications:

2017-present: PhD Studentship. University of Southampton, UK.
2015-2016: Placement at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
2013-2017: BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. University of the West of England, UK.


Research interests

I am interested in understanding the mechanisms of cell signalling and vesicular trafficking, and in how dysregulation of fundamental pathways can lead to disease. My current research project investigates the molecular and cellular mechanisms of a selective form of autophagy, known as mitophagy, which degrades mitochondria following damage. Previously I have investigated the sensitivity of TK6 cells to chemotherapy upon nutrient restriction.

Supervisors: Dr David Tumbarello & Dr J Arjuna Ratnayaka
PhD Research: Investigating the mechanisms of mitophagy
Funding: Wessex Medical Research Trust

Research group

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Affiliate research groups

Biomedical Sciences, Institute for Life Sciences

Research project(s)

Investigating the mechanisms of mitophagy

This project aims to understand some of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive the process of intracellular degradation pathway mitophagy, where damaged mitochondria (due to stress or disease) are destroyed.

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Miss Charlotte Collier
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

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