Research Lab Results for cell biology
Fu LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Dax Fu, Ph.D.
The Fu Lab is a basic research lab that studies zinc transport, with a particular focus on whic...h step in the zinc transport process may be modulated and how. Dr. Fu's lab uses parallel cell biology and proteomic approaches to understand how these physiochemical principles are applied to mammalian zinc transporters and integrated to the physiology of pancreatic beta cells. This research has implications for understanding how zinc transport is related to diabetes and insulin intake. view moreResearch Areas: cell biology, proteomics, zinc, pancreatic cells, diabetes
Neuroengineering and Biomedical Instrumentation LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Nitish Thakor, Ph.D.
The mission and interest of the neuroengineering and Biomedical Instrumentation Lab is to devel...op novel instrumentation and technologies to study the brain at several levels--from single cell to the whole brain--with the goal of translating the work into practical research and clinical applications.Research Areas: stem cells, imaging, brain, electrophysiology, neuroengineering, biomedical engineering, neuroscience
Our personnel include diverse, independent-minded and entrepreneurial students, post docs, and research faculty who base their research on modern microfabrication, stem cell biology, electrophysiology, signal processing, image processing, and integrated circuit design technologies. view more
Ryuya Fukunaga LabPrincipal Investigator:
Ryuya Fukunaga, Ph.D.
The Fukunaga Lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to understand the cell biology, biogenesis a...nd function of small silencing RNAs from the atomic to the organismal level.Research Areas: biophysics, biochemistry, cell biology, cell culture, genomics, RNA
The lab studies how small silencing RNAs, including microRNAs (miRNAs), small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs), are produced and how they function. Mutations in the small RNA genes or in the genes involved in the RNA pathways cause many diseases, including cancers. We use a combination of biochemistry, biophysics, fly genetics, cell culture, X-ray crystallography and next-generation sequencing to answer fundamental biological questions and also potentially lead to therapeutic applications to human diseases. view more
Sean Taverna LaboratoryPrincipal Investigator:
Sean Taverna, Ph.D.
Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
The Taverna Laboratory studies histone marks, such as lysine methylation and acetylation, and h...ow they contribute to an epigenetic/histone code that dictates chromatin-templated functions like transcriptional activation and gene silencing. Our lab uses biochemistry and cell biology in a variety of model organisms to explore connections between gene regulation and proteins that write and read histone marks, many of which have clear links to human diseases like leukemia and other cancers. We also investigate links between small RNAs and histone marks involved in gene silencing. view moreResearch Areas: biochemistry, histone marks, cell biology, leukemia, cancer, epigenetics, eukaryotic cells, gene silencing, RNA
Susan Michaelis LabPrincipal Investigator:
Susan Michaelis, Ph.D.
The Michaelis Laboratory's research goal is to dissect fundamental cellular processes relevant ...to human health and disease, using yeast and mammalian cell biology, biochemistry and high-throughput genomic approaches. Our team studies the cell biology of lamin A and its role in the premature aging disease Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS). Other research focuses on the core cellular machinery involved in recognition of misfolded proteins. Understanding cellular protein quality control machinery will ultimately help researchers devise treatments for protein misfolding diseases in which degradation is too efficient or not enough. view moreResearch Areas: biochemistry, cell biology, protein folding, lamin A, aging, genomics, Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, yeast
Translational Neurobiology LaboratoryLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Wenzhen Duan, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The goals of the Translational neurobiology Laboratory are to understand the pathogenesis and c...ell death pathways in neurodegenerative disorders to reveal potential therapeutic targets for pharmaceutical intervention; to investigate endogenous survival pathways and try to induce these pathways to restore full function or replace lost neurons; and to identify biomarkers to mark disease function or replace lost neurons; and to identify biomarkers to mark disease progression and evaluate therapeutics. Our research projects focus on models of Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease. We use a combination of cell biology and transgenic animal models of these diseases. view moreResearch Areas: Huntington's disease, neurodegenerative disorders, neurobiology, cell biology, Parkinson's disease