Jeremy Reiter

2007 Fellow

Current Institution: University of California, San Francisco

Biological Sciences

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About Jeremy Reiter's Work

The work from my lab contributed to the understanding of primary cilia, small antennae-like structures present on almost all human cell types, as sensors of diverse cues. Our work has also shown that cancer cells can be ciliated and addicted to their cilia for uncontrolled proliferation. More recently, we have illuminated how the lipid and protein composition of the cilium is generated to allow it to function as a specialized signaling organelle, and some of the ways in which altering ciliary function causes diseases as diverse as neural tube birth defects and polycystic kidney disease.

Awards and Achievements

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

American Association of Anatomists R. R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Distinguished Scholar Alumni Award