Cellular biochemistry focuses on the signaling processes that permit the elaborate cell-cell communication required in a multicellular organism. Five research groups are currently studying cellular biochemistry, focusing their research on the rapid changes in cytoskeletal proteins, protein kinases, membrane lipids, and small ions that accompany extracellular signals. These groups utilize a broad array of biochemical techniques including fluorescence and electron microscopy, gene expression, and electrophysiology to characterize these fundamental biological processes.
Mechanisms of Mitotic Chromosome Segregation Dr. DeLuca
Regulation of Muscle Excitability: Dr. Tamkun
Retrovirus Assembly and Budding
Regulation of ADF/Cofilin Proteins: Dr. Bamburg
Ubiquitin metabolism and ubiquitin-mediated signaling