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Cell Death (Apoptosis)

KATHLEEN KINNALLY, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

EXPERTISE:
Cell death (apoptosis); manipulating cell death to prevent cancer and heart attacks; an expert in the electrophysiology of mitochondrial membranes, Dr. Kinnally studies programmed cell death, a pivotal area in understanding basic mechanisms in cancer and heart attacks.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Principal investigator on a four-year, $1.4 million NIH grant for research on the inner workings of cell death.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“A Tale of Two Mitochondrial Channels, MAC and PTP, in Apoptosis.” Apoptosis (2007).

“The Nuclear Receptor Interacting Factor-3 Transcriptional Coregulator Mediates Rapid Apoptosis in Breast Cancer Cells Through Direct and Bystander-Mediated Events.” Cancer Research (2007).

“Regulation of the Mitochondrial Apoptosis-Induced Channel, MAC, by BCL-2 Family Proteins.” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (2006)

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“Single-Cell Microinjection of Cytochrome c Can Result in Gap Junction-Mediated Apoptotic Cell Death of Bystander Cells in Head and Neck Cancer.” Head & Neck (2005).