Calvin Yip

Research interests: structural and biochemical analysis of cellular “nano machines” related to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases; development of single-particle electron microscopy technology for molecular structural studies.

Achievements: currently holds operating funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Investigator Award, and a CIHR New Investigator Award.


University: University of British Columbia
Faculty: Medicine
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Position: Assistant Professor

Recent Publications

Yip CK, Walz T. Molecular structure and flexibility of the yeast coatomer as revealed by electron microscopy. J Mol Biol. 2011 May 20;408(5):825-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2011.03.029. Epub 2011 Mar 22. (PubMed abstract)

Yip CK, Berscheminski J, Walz T. Molecular architecture of the TRAPPII complex and implications for vesicle tethering. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2010 Nov;17(11):1298-304. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.1914. Epub 2010 Oct 24. (PubMed abstract)

Lees JA, Yip CK, Walz T, Hughson FM. Molecular organization of the COG vesicle tethering complex. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2010 Nov;17(11):1292-7. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.1917. Epub 2010 Oct 24. (PubMed abstract)

Yip CK, Murata K, Walz T, Sabatini DM, Kang SA. Structure of the human mTOR complex I and its implications for rapamycin inhibition. Mol Cell. 2010 Jun 11;38(5):768-74. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2010.05.017. (PubMed abstract)