Rosemary J. Cater 2014 International Biophysics Congress

Rosemary J. Cater

Rosemary Cater is a Simons Society Fellow in the laboratory of Professor Filippo Mancia at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She fulfilled her Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Sydney under the supervision of Professors Renae Ryan and Robert Vandenberg. During her graduate studies, Dr. Cater harnessed electrophysiology and structural biology to understand how glutamate transporters serve a secondary role as chloride channels. Dr. Cater’s current research utilises an integrated structural biology approach that combines single-particle cryo-electron microscopy, antigen-binding technology, molecular dynamics simulations, native mass spectrometry, and cellular biology to understand molecular mechanisms of transport at the blood-brain barrier. Her postdoctoral work has predominantly focused on understanding how essential omega-3 fatty acids are transported into the brain, and her interests are now expanding to encompass other transporters that regulate cerebral blood vessel formation and maintain integrity of the blood-brain barrier.

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