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Jonathon Howard

Yale University, New Haven | United States

EMBO 2004

Molecular mechanics of cell shape and motion

How do molecules make cells? How do cells move? To understand the interaction rules that allow molecules to work together to form highly organized and dynamic cellular structures, we combine sensitive imaging and mechanical techniques with modeling and theory. Our research focuses on the microtubule cytoskeleton in neurons and cilia.

Keywords: Morphology / motor proteins / cytoskeleton / microtubules / mechanical signaling / dendrites and neurons / kinesin / cilia and flagella

Subject area(s): Cell & Tissue Architecture | Proteins & Biochemistry | Structural Biology & Biophysics