Cell Biology

The Cell Biology faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences are probing the dynamic nature of cellular components including the directional movement of protein motors and chromosomes (see Figure), the transport and assembly of intracellular proteins and protein complexes, the formation of the cytoskeleton, and the biogenesis of organelles. Because each study is best approached using different tools, members of this group use model organisms including yeast, flagellate protistans, mice, and mammalian cell lines. EM Facility and Virus Laboratory, as well as fluorescence microscopes, and biochemical and genetic methods are all employed to varying extents by the members of this group.
Protein quality control
Fertilization & Channels
Signal transduction
Ion channel function
Virus Discovery and Metagenomics, Viral tumorigenesis.
Cancer cell division
Host-pathogen interaction