Richard A. Kahn, PhD


Emory University School of Medicine

Office: Rollins Research Center

Phone: 404-727-3561

Fax: 404-727-2738


Office Location:

Mailing Address:

Emory University Department of Biochemistry

1510 Clifton Rd.
G218 Office G217 and G257 Lab

Atlanta, GA 30322

Research Focus

We study cell regulation, particularly that involving members of the Arf family of GTPases. The Arf family is made up of 30 different genes/proteins in mammals and we study several of them. Currently we have projects that focus on: (A) Arl2 and Arl3 and their roles in cell division, cytokinesis, microtubule dynamics, ciliogenesis, mitochondrial functions, and possible links to cancer therapies, and (B) the role of Arfs and Arf-dependent coat proteins/complexes in regulating membrane traffic and specifically the traffic/processing of the Alzheimer’s precursor protein (APP), BACE, and g-secretase in neuronal cells as likely to be revealing about Alzheimer’s Disease pathogenesis and prevention.

Current Lab Members