Welcome to the Kenworthy Lab.
We are an interdisciplinary research team at Vanderbilt University working on two overarching goals. One is to understand the role of membrane microdomains such as lipid rafts and caveolae in health and disease. The second is studying the role of intracellular protein dynamics and complex formation in autophagy, a housekeeping mechanism used by cells to maintain homeostasis in times of starvation and stress. We address these questions using a combination of live cell imaging, cell biology, biophysics, and biochemical approaches. We collaborate extensively with mathematicians, physical chemists and clinicians to understand these processes more holistically. Find out more about it in our research page.
We are recruiting grad students. Email Anne directly or just stop by the lab to have a chat with one of the us
Our paper on glycolipid clustering is a featured article on the front page of Biophysical Journal
It is officially Dr. Courtney Amanda Copeland. Congrats.
The latest, Ajit’s paper on Aggresome and Cav-1 is accepted for publication in Scientific Reports. Congrats Ajit
Our paper on how glycolipid clustering enables raft stabilization and targeting is now online at Biophys J
Check out our new paper on diffusion on curved surfaces. Congrats Colin !! Link
Our paper on a novel Cav mutation has been published. Link Congrats Bing and Courtney
Anne is the new interim Vice-Chair of the department
Anne was featured in the VUMC reporter :http://tinyurl.com/z3zornk