Establishing a System of Dynamic Microtubule Ends to Study End Binding Proteins
Microtubules are dynamic structures that undergo continual assembly and disassembly within the cell. The dynamic ends of microtubules are regulated by several important end-binding proteins that we ultimately want to study. My goal this summer is to explore how we can study the structure of “true” microtubule ends and proteins bound to those ends, and try to establish/optimize a microtubule system that allows us to do this.
Message To SponsorThank you so much for this opportunity! I am so grateful to be able to continue my research this summer. My experience in URAP has been wonderful, allowing me to deepen my interest and skills in the field. I would not be here without your generosity, so thank you again!
Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
Mentor: Eva Nogales, Molecular & Cell Biology
Sponsor: Cheunkarndee Fund