Richard Collins, Ph.D.

Professor

Address:
University of Toronto
Medical Sciences Building, Rm. 4280
1 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8

Phone #: 416-978-3541

Web Site: http://individual.utoronto.ca/collins_lab/


Research:

RNA and mitochondria


Education:

Postdoctoral Fellow:  St. Louis University
Ph.D.:  University of Regina
B.Sc.:  University of Regina


Fields of Interest:

  • Cellular and Molecular Structure and Function
  • Functional Genomics and Proteomics

 

Research Interests:

 We are interested in RNA and mitochondria, especially a natually-occurring Neurospora mitochondrial plasmid that encodes a catalytic RNA called the VS ribozyme. We are currently studying how such plasmids move between mitochondria, and whether they may be useful as vectors for genetic transformation of mitochondria.