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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Division of Intramural Research


Members of CBMPThe Cell Biology and Metabolism Program (CBMP) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) carries out research in various areas of molecular cell biology, including the mechanisms of intracellular protein trafficking, the biogenesis and dynamics of intracellular organelles, the developmental control of the cell cycle, iron metabolism in humans and the genetic response to environmental stress.

Program Chief: Juan S. Bonifacino, Ph.D.

Group Leaders

Juan S. Bonifacino Juan S. Bonifacino Ph.D.
The Section on Intracellular Protein Trafficking studies the molecular mechanisms involved in protein sorting in the endocytic and secretory pathways, and diseases caused by abnormalities in these pathways.
Gisela Storz Gisela Storz, Ph.D.
The Section on Environment Gene Regulation studies the problem of how organisms perceive environmental signals and transduce these signals into changes in gene expression and cell morphology.
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D.
The Section on Organelle Biology studies the mechanisms by which intracellular organelles exchange components, and maintain and remodel their membranes throughout the cell cycle.
Mary Lilly
Mary Lilly, Ph.D.
The Section on Gamete Development studies the regulation of the cell cycle during oogenesis in Drosophila.
Anirban Banerjee
Anirban Banerjee, Ph.D.
The Unit on Structural and Chemical Biology of Membrane Proteins combines structural techniques together with reconstitution based functional assays and synthetic chemistry based tools to study the chemical bases of the functioning of a variety of membrane proteins.
Matthias Machner
Matthias Machner, Ph.D.
The Unit on Microbial Pathogenesis studies host cell infection by the facultative intravacuolar pathogen Legionella pneumophila.