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Marco Colombini

Professor Emeritus
3276 Biology-Psychology Building
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 6925
Expert Credentials: 

Current Chairman of the Bioenergetics Subgroup of the Biophysical Society; Editor of special issue of the Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes on "Mitochondria and Apoptosis"; Discoverer of VDAC, the channels in the mitochondrial outer membrane; Discovered that ceramide can form channels in membranes capable of allowing proteins to cross membranes; Discovered the ability to generate ultra-steep voltage dependence in a membrane channel

Area of Expertise: 

programmed cell death; mitochondria; energy production; membrane channels; ceramide; VDAC; apoptosis;

Country of Expertise: 
Ph.D. Biochemistry McGill University