Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Schekman, Randy W.
Location University of California, Berkeley
Primary Field Cellular and Developmental Biology
Secondary Field Biochemistry
 Election Citation
Schekman introduced the techniques of microbial genetics and molecular biology to the study of the mechanism of protein transport in eukaryotic cells. A large number of mutations have been isolated that define the genes, gene products, and organelle intermediates in the secretory process in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
 Research Interests
Schekman's laboratory investigates the mechanism of vesicular traffic in the secretory pathway in eukaryotic cells. Currently the lab investigates the mechanism of biogenesis of extracellular vesicles including how proteins, mRNA and small RNAs are sorted for secretion in exosomes and the means by which these vesicles are internalized and function in target cells.

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