Edward Parkin holds a B.S. degree in biochemistry (Class IIi) from Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, and a Ph.D. degree in plant lipid biosynthesis from the University of Central Lancashire. Parkin is a Lecturer at Lancaster University. Parkin's current research areas are notch receptors and ligands in relation to the pathogenesis of prostate cancer and the involvement of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Both of these strands of Parkin's research are brought together through the role of ADAMs (a disintegrin and metalloproteinases) in the proteolysis of cell surface proteins (Notch, Jagged1, APP in particular).
Biography Updated on 30 June 2011