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Dr. Alec Simpson School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK

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Biography

Alec Simpson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Liverpool, UK. He was awarded a DPhil from Oxford University in 1990, working in the University Laboratory of Physiology. In 1991 he was awarded a... read moreRoyal Society Western European Research Fellowship to work at the University of Padova, Italy. In 1993 he was appointed to a lectureship at the University of Liverpool. Dr. Simpson has a long-standing interest in calcium signaling. With Rosario Rizzuto, Marisa Brini and Tullio Pozzan he helped pioneer the use of using recombinant aequorin to measure organelle calcium. In addition to a continuing interest in mitochondrial calcium signaling, now relating it to ATP generation and release, his current research involves examining the relations between cyclic GMP and calcium signaling as well as determining how cells' shape affects both calcium responses and the regulation of the cell cycle.