Research in our lab marries aspects of physics and biology to study the properties of proteins or nucleic acids at the level of single macromolecules and molecular complexes. Experimental tools...
Article - 26 May 2005
Optical tweezers use light and lasers to manipulate objects as small as a single atom, and are mainly used by biological scientists to study DNA and molecular motors. How optical tweezers work,...
News - 17 Feb 2010
Life's smallest motor, a protein that shuttles cargo within cells and helps cells divide, does so by rocking up and down like a seesaw, according to research conducted by scientists at the U.S....
News - 8 Nov 2010
A new study by Rice University bioengineers finds that the workhorse proteins that move cargo inside living cells behave like prima donnas. The protein, called kinesin, is a two-legged molecular...
News - 20 Mar 2009
Specialized motor proteins that transport cargo within cells could be turned
into nanoscale machines for drug delivery, according to bioengineers. Chemical
alteration of the proteins'...
News - 24 Nov 2008
MIT researchers have shown
how a cell motor protein exerts the force to move, enabling functions such as
cell division.Kinesin, a motor protein that also carries neurotransmitters,...
News - 23 Aug 2007
Susan P. Gilbert, a renowned expert in cell biology,
biophysics, and nanoscience, will join Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
as the head of the Biology Department on Sept. 1, 2007. Gilbert...
News - 16 Aug 2011
A study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research has described how tiny molecular protein motors save energy or fold in on themselves...
News - 6 Aug 2010
During cell division, microtubules emanating from each of the spindle poles
meet and overlap in the spindle’s midzone. Scientists at the European
Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in...
News - 24 May 2010
Every single one of our cells contains so-called motor proteins that transport important substances from one location to another. However, very little is known about how exactly these transport...