Autophagy by Katja Simon
Posted: 26 Apr 2011
Dr Katja Simon tells us about her research on autophagy in red blood cells. Autophagy is the cellular process in which cells degrade their toxic waste and damaged organelles. Dr Katja Simon studies how the lack of autophagy seems to trigger DNA mutations and the development of leukemic cells. This might help us make better use of current therapies and develop new ones.