Twice per year, I sit down with each person in the lab to go over their career development plan. We discuss what they think they’re doing well relative to others at their career stage (not
Our Question: How are complex cytoskeletal assemblies built? We study microtubules, actin, and how the two work together. Check out what we’ve been up to!
Our Organism: Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (part plant, part animal)
Our Motivation: We use green algae as powerful tool to discover new biology shared with human cells to improve human disease, but also as a window into the diversity of cytoskeletal properties, structures, and functions. We do basic science research not just for all the reasons we can imagine, but for all the reasons we can’t.