Elizabeth Conibear
Elizabeth Conibear
Elizabeth Conibear
Scientist, CMMT, CFRI, UBC
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC
Principal Investigator
Group Conibear Lab
Direct line +1 (604) 875-3898
Fax +1 (604) 875-3840


Location Room 2108
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4 Canada


To learn more about my research interests and projects please visit:
Conibear Lab Website


Reviews and Invited Reviews

1   Review   Conibear E. Converging views of endocytosis in yeast and mammals. (2010) PMID 20538447

Journal Articles

1   Choi C, Davey M, Schluter C, Pandher P, Fang Y, Foster LJ, Conibear E. Organization and Assembly of the TRAPPII Complex. (2011) PMID 21453443
2   Conibear E, Davis NG. Palmitoylation and depalmitoylation dynamics at a glance. J. Cell. Sci. 123(Pt 23):4007-10. (2010) PMID 21084560
3   Montpetit B, Conibear E. Identification of the novel TRAPP associated protein Tca17. Traffic (2009) PMID 19220810
4   Brumm J, Conibear E, Wasserman WW, Bryan J. Discovery and expansion of gene modules by seeking isolated groups in a random graph process. PLoS ONE 3(10):e3358. (2008) PMID 18843375
5   Meisler MH, Russ C, Montgomery KT, Greenway M, Ennis S, Hardiman O, Figlewicz DA, Quenneville NR, Conibear E, Brown RH. Evaluation of the Golgi trafficking protein VPS54 (wobbler) as a candidate for ALS. 9(3):141-8. (2008) PMID 18574757
6   Weissman Z, Shemer R, Conibear E, Kornitzer D. An endocytic mechanism for haemoglobin-iron acquisition in Candida albicans. Mol. Microbiol. 69(1):201-17. (2008) PMID 18466294
7   Schluter C, Lam KK, Brumm J, Wu BW, Saunders M, Stevens TH, Bryan J, Conibear E. Global analysis of yeast endosomal transport identifies the vps55/68 sorting complex. Mol. Biol. Cell 19(4):1282-94. (2008) PMID 18216282
8   Kostelansky MS, Schluter C, Tam YY, Lee S, Ghirlando R, Beach B, Conibear E, Hurley JH. Molecular architecture and functional model of the complete yeast ESCRT-I heterotetramer. Cell 129(3):485-98. (2007) PMID 17442384
9   Lam KK, Davey M, Sun B, Roth AF, Davis NG, Conibear E. Palmitoylation by the DHHC protein Pfa4 regulates the ER exit of Chs3. J. Cell Biol. 174(1):19-25. (2006) PMID 16818716
10   Quenneville NR, Conibear E. Toward the systems biology of vesicle transport. Traffic 7(7):761-8. (2006) PMID 16787392
11   Quenneville NR, Chao TY, McCaffery JM, Conibear E. Domains within the GARP subunit Vps54 confer separate functions in complex assembly and early endosome recognition. Mol. Biol. Cell 17(4):1859-70. (2006) PMID 16452629
12   Conibear E. An E-MAP of the ER. Cell 123(3):366-8. (2005) PMID 16269327
13   Kweon Y, Rothe A, Conibear E, Stevens TH. Ykt6p is a multifunctional yeast R-SNARE that is required for multiple membrane transport pathways to the vacuole. Mol. Biol. Cell 14(5):1868-81. (2003) PMID 12802061
14   Conibear E, Cleck JN, Stevens TH. Vps51p mediates the association of the GARP (Vps52/53/54) complex with the late Golgi t-SNARE Tlg1p. Mol. Biol. Cell 14(4):1610-23. (2003) PMID 12686613
15   Conibear E. An ESCRT into the endosome. Mol. Cell 10(2):215-6. (2002) PMID 12191463
16   Conibear E, Stevens TH. Studying yeast vacuoles. Meth. Enzymol. 351:408-32. (2002) PMID 12073360
17   Panek HR, Conibear E, Bryan JD, Colvin RT, Goshorn CD, Robinson LC. Identification of Rgp1p, a novel Golgi recycling factor, as a protein required for efficient localization of yeast casein kinase 1 to the plasma membrane. J. Cell. Sci. 113 Pt 24:4545-55. (2000) PMID 11082047
18   Conibear E, Stevens TH. Vps52p, Vps53p, and Vps54p form a novel multisubunit complex required for protein sorting at the yeast late Golgi. Mol. Biol. Cell 11(1):305-23. (2000) PMID 10637310
19   Conibear E, Stevens TH. Multiple sorting pathways between the late Golgi and the vacuole in yeast. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1404(1-2):211-30. (1998) PMID 9714809
20   Nothwehr SF, Conibear E, Stevens TH. Golgi and vacuolar membrane proteins reach the vacuole in vps1 mutant yeast cells via the plasma membrane. J. Cell Biol. 129(1):35-46. (1995) PMID 7698993
21   Conibear E, Stevens TH. Vacuolar biogenesis in yeast: sorting out the sorting proteins. Cell 83(4):513-6. (1995) PMID 7585951
22   Conibear E, Pearse BM. A chimera of the cytoplasmic tail of the mannose 6-phosphate/IGF-II receptor and lysozyme localizes to the TGN rather than prelysosomes where the bulk of the endogenous receptor is found. J. Cell. Sci. 107 ( Pt 4):923-32. (1994) PMID 8056846
23   Glickman JN, Conibear E, Pearse BM. Specificity of binding of clathrin adaptors to signals on the mannose-6-phosphate/insulin-like growth factor II receptor. EMBO J. 8(4):1041-7. (1989) PMID 2545438