Maureen A. Powers, PhD


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Maureen A. Powers, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Powers is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.


Dr. Powers received her PhD from the University of California in 1991.


The research interests of Dr. Powers' laboratory center on the function of the Nuclear Pore Complex (NPC) and its component proteins, the nucleoporins (Nups). The NPC is responsible for movement of proteins and RNAs between nucleus and the cytoplasm, a fundamental activity of the eukaryotic cell. This process is mediated by the NPC along with an extensive series of cargo receptors, the alpha and beta karyopherin families. The long term goal is to understand how NPC function is regulated and tightly integrated with other cellular processes including nuclear organization, cell division and transcription.


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