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  • Dr. Neale Ridgway, MSc, PhD

Appointments:

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Affiliations:

Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine: Director, Atlantic Research Centre

Research Interests:

Membrane biogenesis, cholesterol regulation, phospholipid regulation, lipid transport proteins

Understanding the role of lipids in cell proliferation and survival

Lipids such as phospholipids and cholesterol are indispensible for membrane synthesis, cell signaling and energetics. Cell proliferation is dependent on lipid synthesis (termed lipogenesis) that doubles membrane content at each round of cell division. Rapidly proliferating cancer cells have increased lipogenesis as a result of activation of genes encoding biosynthetic enzymes and regulatory proteins. Our lab studies several of these lipogenic enzymes and transport proteins as potential targets for attenuating cancer cell proliferating and survival.

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Ridgway is a BHCRI Senior Scientist.

Phone:

(902) 494-7133

Contact:

Atlantic Research Centre, Room C-306, CRC Building, Dalhousie University, 5849 University Avenue, P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4H7
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