Research Interest: Understanding how intracellular trafficking regulates physiologically relevant cellular processes and how defects in trafficking alter cell physiology to induce human disease.
Current focus: 1. Trafficking in metal homeostasis and induced neurotoxicity; 2. Mechanisms mediating intracellular transport of Shiga and other bacterial toxins.
Funding: NIH K99/R00.
Graduate program affiliations: 1. Pharmaceutical Sciences (Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology); 2. Cell and Molecular Biology (Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology); 3. Biochemistry (Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology); 4. Neuroscience (Institute for Neuroscience).
More information about Dr. Mukhopadhyay’s research can be found on his lab site.