Colleen A. Fordyce, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Phone: (505) 272-2417
Fordyce received her BS in biology and chemistry (1995) and PhD in biomedical studies (2002) from the University of New Mexico. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer studies in 2009 in the department of pathology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Fordyce is affiliated with the Karlett Parra Lab.
Fordyce’s research interests include cancer initiation and progression, V-ATPase function and tumor microenvironment and signal transduction.
Her research examines the role of vacuolar-type (H+)-ATPase (V-ATPase) in carcinogenesis and its potential as a therapeutic target. V-ATPase is a key regulator of cellular pH, and is upregulated in response to cellular stress and in tumors and tumor cell lines.