Folma Buss, PhD
Reader in Molecular and Cellular Dynamics at University of Cambridge, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Folma Buss, PhD, is a university reader in molecular and cellular dynamics at the University of Cambridge. She received her PhD in 1992 from the University of Bielefeld, Germany on studies into the regulation of actin filament dynamics. She did her post doctoral training at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology and at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry. In 2003 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship and became a group leader at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. Her research focuses on understanding how myosin motor proteins function in intracellular transport processes and how defects in these molecular machines and their cargo adaptors are linked to deafness, cardiomyopathy and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimerís, Huntingtonís and Parkinsonís disease. Her current work is supported by funding from the BBSRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust and NIH.