Kenneth Teter received his Ph.D. degree in molecular and cellular biology from UC Berkeley, Calif, USA, in 1998. His dissertation focused on targeting mechanisms for proteins residing within the organelles of the eukaryotic endomembrane system. His postdoctoral research (1998–2004) at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, Aurora, Colo, USA, focused on the molecular events required for toxin export from the endoplasmic reticulum to the cytosol. This topic continues to be the focus of his research program at the University of Central Florida, where he currently works as an Associate Professor in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. The Teter Lab uses methods in cell biology, molecular microbiology, and biophysics to perform a structure/function analysis of toxin translocation to the cytosol. Dr. Teter's areas of expertise include AB-type protein toxins, the cell biology of intoxication, vesicle-mediated transport within the eukaryotic endomembrane system, and the quality control system of endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation.
Biography Updated on 19 July 2012