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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Dr. Adrain encourages PhD applications from candidates from a basic science or clinical background. Work in the Adrain lab combines cellular biochemistry, cell biology and mutant mouse models. His lab’s interests include:

-Organismal and cellular metabolism
-Organismal biology and pathophysiology
-Inflammatory signaling
-Growth factor signaling
-Protein biogenesis/protein quality control
-Protein trafficking in the secretory pathway


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Inflammation, Metabolism, Cancer, Cell Signaling, Physiology, Membrane Trafficking, Quality Control in the Endoplasmic Reticulum

Research Statement

My lab is interested in understanding how trafficking and quality control processes in the secretory pathway regulate cell signaling during disease. We have a particular interest in the interplay between metabolism, inflammation and growth control in mammals. My lab uses a combination of cellular biochemistry and organismal physiology in our studies.



-Co-Organizer of EMBO Workshop on Proteostasis: "From organelles to organisms", Portugal, 2019 http://meetings.embo.org/event/19-proteostasis

-Co-Organizer of EMBO Workshop on Proteostasis, Portugal, 2017 http://meetings.embo.org/event/17-proteostasis


-Editorial Board Member and Commissioning editor, the FEBS Journal.

-Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports (2018-2019)

-Editorial Board Member, Cells Journal (2018)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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