Brigitte Ritter, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Brigitte Ritter
72 E. Concord St Instructional Building (L)


Her research interests and expertise is in intracellular receptor sorting controls basic cellular functions such as nutrient uptake and signaling as well as complex behaviors such as migration, differentiation and tissue morphogenesis. Accordingly, the proteins and mechanisms involved in the various sorting pathways are key to normal cell physiology and their misregulation directly contributes to human disease.

Her laboratory focused on clathrin-mediated sorting events and the regulation of these events by the NECAP protein family.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • University of Cologne, PhD

Classes Taught

  • GMSMS700


  • Published on 3/17/2022

    Husein D, Alamoudi A, Ohyama Y, Mochida H, Ritter B, Mochida Y. Identification of the C-terminal region in Amelogenesis Imperfecta causative protein WDR72 required for Golgi localization. Sci Rep. 2022 03 17; 12(1):4640. PMID: 35301423.

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  • Published on 12/5/2017

    Ritter B, Ferguson SM, De Camilli P, McPherson PS. A lentiviral system for efficient knockdown of proteins in neuronal cultures [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. MNI Open Res. 2017; 1(2). PMID: 29355247.

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  • Published on 10/23/2017

    Chamberland JP, Ritter B. Retromer revisited: Evolving roles for retromer in endosomal sorting. J Cell Biol. 2017 11 06; 216(11):3433-3436. PMID: 29061649.

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  • Published on 5/20/2016

    Chamberland JP, Antonow LT, Dias Santos M, Ritter B. NECAP2 controls clathrin coat recruitment to early endosomes for fast endocytic recycling. J Cell Sci. 2016 Jul 01; 129(13):2625-37. PMID: 27206861.

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  • Published on 8/20/2015

    Rouka E, Simister PC, Janning M, Kumbrink J, Konstantinou T, Muniz JR, Joshi D, O'Reilly N, Volkmer R, Ritter B, Knapp S, von Delft F, Kirsch KH, Feller SM. Differential Recognition Preferences of the Three Src Homology 3 (SH3) Domains from the Adaptor CD2-associated Protein (CD2AP) and Direct Association with Ras and Rab Interactor 3 (RIN3). J Biol Chem. 2015 Oct 16; 290(42):25275-92. PMID: 26296892.

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  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Allaire PD, McPherson PS, Ritter B. Analysis of connecdenn 1-3 (DENN1A-C) GEF activity for Rab35. Methods Mol Biol. 2015; 1298:217-31. PMID: 25800846.

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  • Published on 6/24/2014

    Wu Y, O'Toole ET, Girard M, Ritter B, Messa M, Liu X, McPherson PS, Ferguson SM, De Camilli P. A dynamin 1-, dynamin 3- and clathrin-independent pathway of synaptic vesicle recycling mediated by bulk endocytosis. Elife. 2014; 3:e01621. PMID: 24963135.

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  • Published on 10/1/2013

    Ritter B, Murphy S, Dokainish H, Girard M, Gudheti MV, Kozlov G, Halin M, Philie J, Jorgensen EM, Gehring K, McPherson PS. NECAP 1 regulates AP-2 interactions to control vesicle size, number, and cargo during clathrin-mediated endocytosis. PLoS Biol. 2013 Oct; 11(10):e1001670. PMID: 24130457.

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  • Published on 12/21/2012

    Allaire PD, Seyed Sadr M, Chaineau M, Seyed Sadr E, Konefal S, Fotouhi M, Maret D, Ritter B, Del Maestro RF, McPherson PS. Interplay between Rab35 and Arf6 controls cargo recycling to coordinate cell adhesion and migration. J Cell Sci. 2013 Feb 1; 126(Pt 3):722-31. PMID: 23264734.

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  • Published on 10/20/2010

    Kent CB, Shimada T, Ferraro GB, Ritter B, Yam PT, McPherson PS, Charron F, Kennedy TE, Fournier AE. 14-3-3 proteins regulate protein kinase a activity to modulate growth cone turning responses. J Neurosci. 2010 Oct 20; 30(42):14059-67. PMID: 20962227.

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