Eric Schirmer
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Eric C Schirmer


Eric Schirmer received his PhD from the University of Chicago where he studied the HSP100 family of chaperones and their interactions with prions. His post-doctoral research at the Scripps Research Institute focused on assembly of the nuclear lamina and proteomics of nuclear envelope transmembrane proteins. Since establishing his laboratory at the University of Edinburgh he has been investigating tissue-specific differences in the nuclear envelope proteome and the functions of these proteins in tissue-specific patterns of spatial genome and cytoskeletal organization, along with studies of lamin structure, nuclear size regulation and herpesvirus egress through the nuclear membranes.

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Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Reader

University of Edinburgh
Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Institute of Cell Biology and Centre for Chemical and Translational Biology