Please join us on Friday, February 9th, at 3:30 p.m. in Collins 318 for our third Faculty Colloquium of this semester.
Presenter: David Altman, Associate Professor of Physics
Title: Regulation of the Motor Protein Myosin in a Cell
The inside of a cell is both incredibly crowded and extremely organized. It is the organization within a cell that allows it to be an exciting environment capable of the functions associated with life. Important players in a cell’s ability to stay ordered are motor proteins. These microscopic engines allow a cell to transport, compartmentalize, and arrange its components by generating force and creating motion. In this talk, I will discuss work both conducted in my lab and with collaborating labs to understand how the motor protein myosin is regulated in a cell. I will highlight studies that span many scales of size and complexity, from single motor studies of purified proteins to investigations of the mechanical properties of muscle fibers.
To account for other science lectures on campus please note the special start time and location. Students are welcome and coffee and treats will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.
Ellen Eisenberg and Bill Kelm
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators