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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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Research Output

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

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    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

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    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).

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  • A drosophila chromatin factor interacts with the piwi-interacting RNA mechanism in niche cells to regulate germline stem cell self-renewal

    Smulders-Srinivasan, T. K., Szakmary, A. & Lin, H., 1 Oct 2010, In : Genetics. 186, 2, p. 573-583 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 14 Citations (Scopus)

    Mechanism of neurodegeneration of neurons with mitochondrial DNA mutations

    Abramov, A. Y., Smulders-Srinivasan, T. K., Kirby, D. M., Acin-Perez, R., Enriquez, J. A., Lightowlers, R. N., Duchen, M. R. & Turnbull, D. M., 1 Mar 2010, In : Brain. 133, 3, p. 797-807 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 69 Citations (Scopus)

    Press / Media

    Female scientists get set to take to the soapbox

    Tora Smulders-Srinivasan

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

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