Visualizing cell science
Scot Kuo directs the Cell Motility & Mechanics Lab and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Microscope Facility. His cell mechanics research group has created laser-based microscopy techniques to monitor the way cells change shape and exert force. Scot’s lab discovered molecule-sized nano-stepping of bacterial pathogens undergoing actin-based cell motility, which is a fundamental process for most cells. The Kuo Lab is currently refining single-molecule detection techniques, super-resolution microscopy, multiphoton microscopy, and correlative light-electron microscopy.
Learn more about
- the Cell Motility & Mechanics Lab
- the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Microscope Facility
- how actin polymerization can push (animation); (text)