Merz
University of Washington
Field(s) of Research: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
Website: http://faculty.washington.edu/merza/
LabLife URL: http://www.lablife.org/labs/3056
 
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Andrew Paulsel
Graduate Student
Rachael Plemel
Research Associate
Hannah Chapin
Alex Merz
Margaret Lo
Research
Merz Lab Research
Our lab, in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is working to answer fundamental questions about how cells are organized, with an emphasis on the membrane dynamics of organelles such as endosomes and lysosomes. Our current projects include Rab GTPases, the TOR complex and it's involvement in aging and autophagy, SNARES, the HOPS and CORVET complexes, SM proteins, golgi to vacuole transport, and much more.
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Angers CG, Merz AJ
Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2010 Jul 17. ():.
Hood RD, Singh P, Hsu F, G├╝vener T , Carl MA, Trinidad RR, Silverman JM, Ohlson BB, Hicks KG, Plemel RL, Li M, Schwarz S, Wang WY, Merz AJ, Goodlett DR, Mougous JD
Cell Host Microbe. 2010 Jan 21. 7(1):25-37.
Angers CG, Merz AJ
Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Nov . 20(21):4563-74.
Nickerson DP, Brett CL, Merz AJ
Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2009 Aug . 21(4):543-51.
Schwartz ML, Merz AJ
J Cell Biol. 2009 May 4. 185(3):535-49.
Brett CL, Plemel RL, Lobinger BT, Vignali M, Fields S, Merz AJ
J Cell Biol. 2008 Sep 22. 182(6):1141-51.
Brett CL, Merz AJ
Curr Biol. 2008 Jul 22. 18(14):1072-7.