Dr Julian Rutherford
Lecturer

  • Email: julian.rutherford@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6282
  • Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 7424
  • Address: Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences
    Medical School
    Newcastle University
    Framlington Place
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE2 4HH

Research Interests

We use the model yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Cryptococcus neoformans to study the molecular processes involved in nutrient metabolism. We are particularly interested in how these organisms sense the need for and availability of specific nutrients with an emphasis on mechanisms that are likely to be conserved in higher eukaryotic organisms.