Douglas Cyr, Ph.D.


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  • B.S., Roger Williams University, 1984
  • Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 1989
  • Postdoc, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1989-93
  • Postdoc, University of Munich, 1993-95
  • Joined the Department in 2001

Research Interests

Areas of Investigation

The major research goal of the Cyr laboratory is to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie disorders associated with protein misfolding and aggregation. We focus on Cystic Fibrosis and Huntington’s disease and seek to understand the mechanism by which molecular chaperones protect cells from the consequences of protein misfolding. Our long-term goal is to use information gained from mechanism-based approaches to identify novel therapeutic targets for small molecules that could prevent protein folding diseases.


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