Dr Bernadette Carroll
Research Associate

  • Email: bernadette.carroll@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 0191 208 1132
  • Address: Ageing Research Laboratories
    (Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences)
    Newcastle University
    Campus for Ageing and Vitality
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE4 5PL
Introduction

The ability to sense and respond appropriately to nutrient availability is critical for cellular homeostasis. The mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) regulates cell growth, proliferation and metabolism as well as the catabolic process of autophagy. A wide variety of cellular and environment cues signal to mTORC1 to regulate a careful balance between anabolic and catabolic processes. I am working to understand the specific mechanisms via which nutrients including amino acids and growth factors regulate mTORC1 signalling.

Qualifications:

BSc and PhD awarded by Imperial College London

Memberships:

Biochemistry Society, British Society of Cell Biology