Richard Collins, Ph.D.


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

Phone #: 416-978-3541

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RNA and mitochondria


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.

Not Accepting Graduate Students