Prof. Janet Quinn

Professor of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Research Focus

Virulence determinants in pathogenic Candida species

Scientific Activities

Stress adaptation in pathogenic Candida species, with specific interests in oxidative stress sensing and signalling mechanisms, and the role and regulation of stress activated MAPK pathways.

Significant Publications

Ikeh MA, Kastora SL, Day AM, Herrero-de-Dios CM, Tarrant E, Waldron KJ, Banks AP, Bain JM, Lydall D, Veal EA, MacCallum DM, Erwig LP, Brown AJ, Quinn J. Pho4 mediates phosphate acquisition in Candida albicans and is vital for stress resistance and metal homeostasis. Molecular Biology of the Cell 2016, 27(17), 2784-2801.

da Silva Dantas A, Patterson MJ, Smith DA, MacCallum DM, Erwig LP, Morgan BA, Quinn J. Thioredoxin regulates multiple hydrogen peroxide-induced signaling pathways in Candida albicans. Molecular and Cellular Biology 2010, 30(19), 4550-4563.

Smith DA, Nicholls S, Morgan BA, Brown AJP, Quinn J. A conserved stress-activated protein kinase regulates a core stress response in the human pathogen Candida albicans. Molecular Biology of the Cell 2004, 15(9), 4179-4190.


Contact information

Faculty of Medicine
Newcastle University