Dr Vicki Gold
Senior Lecturer


I am primarily a biochemist whose interest in electron microscopy was sparked by the amazing ability to directly observe individual proteins within whole cells. I now employ different techniques in electron cryo-microscopy to study the fundamental process of protein transport across cell membranes. My lab is interested in two main research themes- mitochondrial protein import and the bacterial type IV pilus assembly machinery. Both of these are important topics which can help us to understand the principles of protein transport, and how mechanisms may be compromised in disease states or exploited on bacterial and viral infection.

I am based in the Living Systems Institute.


2008: PhD Biochemistry, University of Bristol
2004: BSc Biological Sciences, University of Warwick


2016-present: Senior Lecturer, Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, UK
2011-2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
2008-2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK    
2004-2007: Postgraduate Research Assistant, School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK     

Contact details

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Tel+44 (0) 1392 727454
AddressLiving Systems Institute
University of Exeter
Stocker Road
OfficeOffice T04.16

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