Investigation of novel mechanisms underlying microtubule organization
Project Description

The temporal and spatial control of microtubule organization requires molecular assemblies that initiate microtubule growth and mediate the anchoring of microtubules at microtubule-organizing centers, such as centrosomes. This project focuses on understanding the nature and assembly dynamics of the protein assemblies on centrosomes and the control mechanisms of microtubule growth and array organization. As the project employs a multidisciplinary approach, the students will be introduced to advanced technologies in modern life sciences.

Supervisor
QI Robert Zhong
Quota
2
Course type
UROP1000
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

Experimental design and execution, data analysis and interpretation

Applicant's Learning Objectives

1. Demonstrate laboratory/practical skills through practical training and experimental designs.
2. Develop acquisition and integration of knowledge on the chosen subject.
3. Acquire cognitive complexity through effective reasoning and creativity.

Complexity of the project
Challenging