Fellows' Presentation

Mechanisms of Biological Membrane Sculpting

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Benjamin Podbilewicz will try to determine the mechanism by which proteins attached to membranes are able to sculpt cell membranes into tubes that merge, break, bend, grow, and retract. He will use the EFF-1 protein and cellular membranes to reconstitute a cell-free system to study how complex membrane microscopic tubular structures dynamically form and develop.