Associate Professor
145 Riverbend Research South
(706) 542-5755
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dartmouth Medical School

By employing a powerful in vivo and in vitro model system of eukaryotic membrane fusion, my laboratory will investigate the biochemistry of eukaryotic membrane fusion, identify and biochemically characterize bacterial effectors capable of modulating membrane fusion, and finally analyze these activities within the context of pathogenesis.

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Selected Publications

Sreelatha, Anju, Kim Orth, and Vincent J Starai. The Pore-Forming Bacterial Effector, Vopq, Halts Autophagic Turnover.. Autophagy 9, no. 12. Autophagy (2013): 2169-2170. doi:10.4161/auto.26449.
Starai, Vincent J, Christopher M Hickey, and William Wickner. Hops Proofreads The Trans-Snare Complex For Yeast Vacuole Fusion.. Mol Biol Cell 19, no. 6. Mol Biol Cell (2008): 2500-8. doi:10.1091/mbc.E08-01-0077.
Starai, Vincent J, Youngsoo Jun, and William Wickner. Excess Vacuolar Snares Drive Lysis And Rab Bypass Fusion.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104, no. 34. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (2007): 13551-8. doi:10.1073/pnas.0704741104.