Omar A. Quintero

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College

O. Quintero Biological Sciences Department Web Site

Ph.D.: Duke University
Postdoctoral Training: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Actin-Based Motors and Cytoskeleton

Research interests: The role of actin-based molecular motors (myosins) in mitochondrial motility and distribution in cells.

Representative publications:

Sigal YJ, Quintero OA, Cheney RE, and Morris AJ. 2007. Cdc42 and ARP2/3-independent regulation of filopodia by an integral membrane lipid-phosphatase-related protein. J Cell Sci. 120(Pt 2):340-52.

Quintero OA, Korfhagen TR, and Wright JR. 2002. Surfactant protein A regulates surfactant phospholipid clearance after LPS-induced injury in vivo. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 283(1):L76-85.

Quintero OA, and Wright JR. 2002. Clearance of surfactant lipids by neutrophils and macrophages isolated from the acutely inflamed lung. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 282(2):L330-9.

Quintero OA, and Wright JR. 2000. Metabolism of phosphatidylglycerol by alveolar macrophages in vitro. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 279(2):L399-407.