Daniel Mulvihill, Ph.D., graduated in genetics from the University of London in 1994, whereupon he embarked upon a joint Ph.D. study program in the laboratories of Professor Iain Hagan (University of Manchester) and Professor David Glover FRS (University of Cambridge) studying Plo1, the fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe), and homologue of the Polo cell cycle kinase. He then undertook a 4-year postdoctoral period in the laboratory of Professor Jerry Hyams (University College London), where he continued using the fission yeast model system but this time studying the function of the actin-associated motor proteins or myosins. In 2003, he was awarded a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship and moved to the University of Kent to continue research on these conserved molecular motor proteins. He serves currently as a Senior Lecturer within the University of Kent School of Biosciences, and researchers within his lab use a variety of cross-disciplinary approaches to elucidate how differences in the kinetic and physical properties of myosin, as well as a number of other components of the actin cytoskeleton, relate to these proteins’ cellular functions within the S. pombe cell.
Biography Updated on 28 August 2011