Heather Pinkett, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

The Pinkett Lab is interested in how nutrients, antibiotics and chemotherapeutics are transported into or out of the cell. We focus on ABC transporters, proteins that use ATP hydrolysis to shuttle substrates across cellular membranes. Current projects include 1) deciphering how individual components of a transporter coordinate to allow for substrate uptake and 2) determining the mechanism in which transporters recognize a wide variety of compounds with implications for understanding viability, host-pathogen interactions and multidrug resistance.

Contact Information:

Office: Cook 4129
Phone: 847-467-4048
Email: h-pinkett [at] northwestern [dot] edu