Department Biophysics and Physiology
University of Toronto, Canada
Mobeen Raja is a research scientist in the field of membrane transport proteins and ion channels and their roles in health and diseases, like type-2 diabetes or cystic fibrosis. He received his PhD in biophysical chemistry and molecular physiology from Max-Plank-Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany. He carried out his postdoctoral fellowship in the field of potassium channels awarded by the Federation of European Biochemical Socities (FEBS). He also received a prestigious Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship. He is serving as an editorial board member of international journals and reviewer of more than 5 journals. Number of research publications and review articles: 25. Reviewer of EMBO Journal/Report, Nature Protocols, Biophysical Chemistry, Biochimie etc.
Dr. Mobeen Raja’s is interested in structure-function studies of membrane protein transporters (glucose transporters), potassium ion channels and their roles in health and genetic diseases. He has been involved in understanding the mechanism of genetic mutations, protein-protein/drug/inhibitor/activator and protein-lipid interactions by utilizing molecular/cellular biology, membrane biology, mutagenesis, biochemistry, bioinformatics and proteomics approaches.