Erdem Karatekin MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Membrane fusion; Exocytosis; Secretory vesicle dynamics; Fluorescence microscopy; Image analysis; Microfluidics; Supported bilayers; Proteoliposomes more...


  • BS, University of Louisville, 1994
  • M.Sc., Columbia University, 1996
  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 1999
  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 1999

Selected Publications

  • Karatekin E and Rothman JE. Fusion of single proteoliposomes with planar, cushioned bilayers in microfluidic flow cells. Nature Protocols. in press.
  • Smith MB, Karatekin E, Gohlke A, Mizuno H, Watanabe N, and Vavylonis D. Interactive, computer-assisted tracking of speckle trajectories in fluorescence microscopy: application to actin polymerization and membrane fusion. Biophys. J. 101:1794-1804, 2011.
  • Meunier A, Jouannot O, Fulcrand R, Fanget I, Bretou M, Karatekin E, Arbault S, Guille M, Darchen F, Lemaître F, and Amatore C. Coupling amperometry and total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy at ITO surfaces for monitoring exocytosis of single vesicles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50:5081-5084, 2011.



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