Holzbaur named 2017 American Society for Cell Biology Fellow.
“Do leaf hairs swing to a caterpillar beat?” Hairs on the Arabidopsis thaliana could be acoustical sensors and are good models for mechanoresponsiveness, find Genin and Pickard in the Nov. 7, 2017 edition of Biophysical Journal.
“3-D Packaging of DNA Regulates Cell Identity.” Research by Rajan Jain, MD and Jonathan Epstein, MD indicates that cell identity (or they type of cell it will become) is related to control of DNA availability in the nucleus.
“Tissues-on-a-chip” engineered by Dan Huh and G. Scott Worthen will be launched to the International Space Station in 2019 and 2021 to allow the researchers to see how the tissues respond to infections in microgravity.
Engineered scaffold structures by Treena Arinzeh, Jennifer Moy and Gloria Huang are featured in American Scientist, Sept/Oct 2017 edition. Of note: Gloria Huang, a postdoc from the Arinzeh lab, is a CEMB participant sharing in the credits for this publication.
Dixit Lab explores role of kinesin-4, or Fragile Fiber 1 (FRA1), in mediating intracellular transport. Finds that a high level of processive motility is needed to properly function. See the Journal of Cell Science April 2017 cover.
Cancer Biology’s Tug of War. CEMB research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science is cited in this BioTechniques post.
Although the protein tau, which is associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, has been heavily studied for decades, its role in maintaining cell function is poorly understood.
Waste not, want not: Discarded plant material could replace petroleum in key industrial chemicals.
Haswell named Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Simons Foundation, and Gates Foundation Faculty Scholar.
Interactions between an animal cell and its immediate environment, a fibrous network called the extracellular matrix, play a critical role in cell function, including growth and migration.
CEMB technologies show promise for the next generation of data storage.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces $94 million in funding to support four new Science and Technology Centers (STCs), partnerships that lay the foundations for advances in fields ranging from cell biology and mechanobiology to particle physics and materials science.