Fields of Study

Fields of study include:

  • Membrane traffic and protein sorting
  • Organelle biogenesis
  • Epithelial cell polarity
  • Membrane function in the nervous system (synapse formation and function)
  • Axon guidance
  • Developmental genetics
  • Cell biology of protozoan parasites and of pathogen/host interactions
  • Cell biology of the immune response
  • mRNA biogenesis and localization
  • RNA folding
  • Non-coding RNAs
  • Stem cells
  • Structural biology
  • Cell biology of bone remodeling and of the cytoskeleton
  • Cellular signaling and motility
  • Cytokinesis

Approaches to these topics include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Macromolecular Crystallography
  • Bacterial, Yeast, Drosophila, and Mouse genetics
  • Immunocytochemistry and Electron Microscopy
  • Cell Fractionation
  • Live Cell Imaging