Molecular motors transport organelles in living cells. The defects of molecular motors cause many health problem such as deafness and cancer. However, dynamic mechanisms of molecular motors is poorly understood yet. We are measuring the inter motor domain distance of motor proteins which may elucidate the dynamic mechanisms of motor proteins.
Students will analyze fluorescence imaging of motor proteins.
Students will measure the inter motor distances of motor proteins.
Students will build a model to explain the observed data.
To learn how advanced imaging help to localize the motor domain.
To learn how to build the model based o results.