Research Summary

Dr. Markus Babst's research focuses on basic questions in cell biology that are broadly associated with membrane-based systems. Over the years, the main topic of the Babst lab has moved from the ESCRT machinery to cell surface protein quality control to metabolism-regulated protein trafficking and finally to plasma membrane tension and environmental stress sensing.


Dr. Markus Babst is a faculty member of the Biology Department and a member of the Center for Cell and Genome Science at the University of Utah. Previously, Dr. Babst worked as a Senior Scientist at MicroGenomics. Dr. Babst received his P.h.D. in Microbiology from the Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Scott Emr at UCSD. Dr. Babst's research focuses on protein trafficking and the quality control of transmembrane proteins.