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Dr Gavin Mcstay

  • Job title: Associate Professor
  • Department: School of Life Sciences and Education

Background

My research interests focus on the roles mitochondria play in aspects of eukaryotic life, ranging from their origin, metabolism, biogenesis and role they play in cell death pathways. These are interrogated using biochemical, molecular biology, genetic and cell biology techniques. I incorporate these interests into classes I teach to provide an understanding of practical techniques and also the current literature in the field. I am also a strong supporter of scientific communications and outreach to disseminate scientific developments and knowledge to a broader audience with the goal of increasing the general support of the scientific process.

Publications

  • Ali, S, McStay GP. Regulation of mitochondrial dynamics by proteolytic processing and turnover. Antioxidants 7 (1): 15, 2018.
  • McStay GP. Turnover of mitochondrial transporters and ion channels. Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes 49 (1): 101-111, 2017.
  • McStay GP. Use of peptide-based substrates and inhibitors of apoptotic caspases. Methods in Molecular Biology 1419: 57-67, 2016.
  • Su C-H, McStay GP, Tzagoloff A. Assembly of the Rotor Component of Yeast Mitochondrial ATP Synthase is Enhanced when Atp9p is Supplied by Atp9p-Cox6p Complexes. Journal of Biological Chemistry 289 (45): 31605-31616, 2014.
  • McStay GP, Green DR. Measuring Apoptosis: Caspase Inhibitors and Activity Assays. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols 2014 (8): 799-806, 2014.
  • Su C-H, McStay GP, Tzagoloff A. The Cox3p Assembly Module of Yeast Cytochrome Oxidase. Molecular Biology of the Cell 25 (7): 965-976, 2014.