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Academic Biography

Tora is an American who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Biology (B.S. with a concentration in Genetics and Development) from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Genetics/Cell Biology at Duke University before moving to the UK.

Tora then worked as an NIH Fellow with Prof Sir Doug Turnbull and Prof Bob Lightowlers at Newcastle University, funded by a National Research Service Award to investigate the roles of mitochondrial defects in neurons.

After a career break, Tora worked at Northumbria University as a postdoc, then an Anniversary Research Fellow and then a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, establishing her current area of research, before joining Teesside University as a Lecturer in Biomedical Science in 2017.

Tora's research involves using a model system (Drosophila melanogaster, aka fruit flies) to investigate the roles of mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.

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Mitochondrial DNA Medicine & Life Sciences
Drosophila Medicine & Life Sciences
Mutation Medicine & Life Sciences
Neurons Medicine & Life Sciences
Stem Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Serpins Medicine & Life Sciences
Triazines Medicine & Life Sciences
Embryonic Stem Cells Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2016 2017

64 Downloads (Pure)

Identification of novel peptide motifs in the serpin maspin that affect vascular smooth muscle cell function

Jenkinson, S. E., Brown, L. J., Ombor, J., Milburn, J. A., Smulders-srinivasan, T., Veuger, S., Edwards, D. R. & Bass, R., 28 Feb 2017, In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research. 1864, 2, p. 336-344

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Serpins
Vascular Smooth Muscle
Smooth Muscle Myocytes
Peptides
AMP-Activated Protein Kinases
57 Downloads (Pure)

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Amidinourea and Triazine Congeners as Inhibitors of MDA-MB-231 Human Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation

Bass, R., Jenkinson, S., Wright, J., Smulders-Srinivasan, T., Marshall, J. C. & Castagnolo, D., 20 Feb 2017, In : ChemMedChem. 12, 4, p. 288-291

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Triazines
Cell proliferation
Cell Proliferation
Breast Neoplasms
Derivatives

Understanding the Multifaceted Role of Human Down Syndrome Kinase DYRK1A

Kay, L., Smulders-srinivasan, T. & Soundararajan, M., 9 Aug 2016, Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology. Vol. 105. p. 127-171 (Insights into Enzyme Mechanisms and Functions from Experimental and Computational Methods; vol. 105).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Down Syndrome
Phosphotransferases
Synucleins
Cell Cycle Checkpoints
Cardiac Myocytes

Press / Media

-Northumbria University - Female scientists get set to take to the soapbox

Tora Smulders-Srinivasan

14/06/1616/06/16

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Female scientists get set to take to the soapbox

Tora Smulders-Srinivasan

13/06/16

1 item of Media coverage

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