Current Research
Cellular Control of Proteins and Organelles

Peter Walter wants to understand how cells control the quality of their proteins and organelles during homeostasis and during stress. Walter and his team are identifying the machinery and mechanisms that ensure proper protein synthesis, folding, and targeting, as well as the pathways that allow organelles to communicate and regulate their abundance. They also seek to understand how the rewiring of these processes leads to disease or prevents its progression. The team uses a diverse range of approaches in its investigations, from biochemical reconstitution to genetics.

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