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Exocyst Structure and Function
Ian Macara at Vanderbilt University (
Mike Rout
 at Rockefeller (
Adam Frost at Altos Labs (
Jeff Gelles at Brandeis  (
Tae-Young Yoon at Seoul National Univ, South Korea (
Mark Field at Univ Dundee, U.K.–exocyst from Trypanosoma brucei, which causes African sleeping sickness.
Meritxell Riquelme at CICESE, Ensenada Mexico (–exocyst from the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa.

VPS45 and Severe Congenital Neutropenia
Peter Newburger at UMass Chan (

Membrane Trafficking in Moss
Luis Vidali at WPI
(–we are studying transport and fusion of transport vesicles in the moss Physcomitrella patens. For this project, we have or are currently co-mentoring five WPI undergraduate students and one graduate student.