Investigation of novel mechanisms underlying microtubule organization
QI Robert Zhong
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.
UROP1000 UROP1100 UROP2100 UROP3100 UROP4100
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.