Dr Richmond Muimo PhD

Lecturer in Cell Biology

Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX

Tel: +44 (0)114 215 9515
Fax: +44 (0)114 271 1863
Email: r.muimo@sheffield.ac.uk


After completing my PhD at the University of Leeds in 1993, I took up a post as a PostDoctoral Researcher. In 1993 I became a Research Fellow at Dundee University where I went on to become a Lecturer in 2001. I joined The University of Sheffield in 2003 where I continue to work as a Lecturer.

Research Interests:

I am focused on understanding the mechanisms that regulate ion transport in secretory epithelia, particularly in relation to cystic fibrosis. I have identified a number of CFTR-associated proteins that are involved in regulating ion channel function.

Over the past few years my interests have expanded into understanding the role of CFTR-associated proteins in neutrophil function and inflammation.

Teaching Interests:

My teaching interests lie in aspects of membrane biology and invertebrate model systems which I teach on the MBChB and MSc in Molecular Medicine, respectively.

Professional Activities:

Biochemical Society, European Calcium Society and American Society For Cell Biology.

Current Projects:

  • Application of stable analogues of phosphohistidine to the study of cell signaling pathways.
  • Nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDPK) regulates CFTR function.
  • Roles of NDPK in neutrophilic inflammation.


For key publications see below.  For a full list of publications click here.

Journal articles