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    • Reading and Writing the Neural Code 

      Stanley, Garrett (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-01-18)
      The external world is represented in the brain as spatiotemporal patterns of electrical activity. Sensory signals, such as light, sound, and touch, are transduced at the periphery and subsequently transformed by various ...
    • Regulation of Ryanodine Receptor Calcium Release Channels by Endogenous Effectors 

      Balog, Edward M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-07-09)
      Fluctuations in the intracellular calcium (Ca2+) concentration are used to signal numerous cellular events. Impaired cellular Ca2+ regulation can lead to pathology and cell death, thus tight control of intracellular Ca2+ ...
    • RNA and Protein: A Match Made in the Hadean 

      Williams, Loren D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-09-09)
      Biological systems record historical information, as seen in the growth rings of trees. On a molecular level, records are detailed and extensive, connecting us to the pre-history of biology (the origin of life). The most ...
    • Small RNA Regulation of the Quorum Sensing Response in the Bacterial Pathogen Vibrio Cholerae 

      Hammer, Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-06-14)
      Vibrio cholerae, the waterborne bacterium responsible for the deadly disease cholera, is both a transient human pathogen and a ubiquitous inhabitant of marine environments. The pathogenesis and ecology of this deadly ...
    • Smells Like Home: How Chemical Cues Influence Important Decisions on Coral Reefs 

      Dixson, Danielle (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-08)
      I focus on four interconnected research areas: the use of sensory cues in settlement site selection; connectivity of the marine environment; behavioral interactions between species; and the effect of anthropogenic changes, ...
    • Social Biology of Insects 

      Goodisman, Michael A. D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-07-12)
      Biological complexity has increased through a series of major evolutionary transitions. One of the most recent transitions occurred when individually reproducing organisms came together to form integrated social groups. ...
    • The Spinal Cord: Parallel/Distributed Processor Regulating Limb Mechanics 

      Nichols, T. Richard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-10-14)
      The work in the Neurophysiology Laboratory is focused on mechanisms underlying motor coordination in mammalian systems. These mechanisms are to be found in the structure and dynamic properties of the musculoskeletal system ...
    • Therapeutic Angiogenesis and Bone Regeneration with Natural and Synthetic Small Molecules 

      Botchwey, Edward A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-06-11)
      Endothelial cells play significant roles in conditioning the environment in local tissues after injury by the production and secretion of angiocrine factors. At least two distinct subsets of leukocytes, CD45+ CD11b+ ...
    • Toroidal Fun 

      Fernandez-Nieves, Alberto (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-01-12)
      We study the physics of soft materials and also do physics with soft materials. In this talk, I will present an overview of some of our recent work involving, in one or another way, the use of tori. We will cover how we ...
    • Towards an Evolutionary Synthetic Biology 

      Gaucher, Eric A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-11-10)
      Evolution is the unifying theory behind biology, and has entered the mainstream of computational and molecular biology as a result of genomics. Nevertheless, evolutionary ideas today only barely influence the practice ...
    • The Two Unknowns of Nucleosomes: How They Are Formed and How They Are Removed 

      Kim, Harold (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-03-13)
      In eukaryotes, the genomic DNA is highly packaged inside the nucleus of a cell by forming beads-on-a string-like structure called nucleosomes. The propensity of a ~150-bp duplex DNA to form a nucleosome, termed the ...
    • Uncovering Metabolic Regulation and Dynamics 

      Styczynski, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-07-10)
      Understanding and controlling cellular metabolism (the process by which nutrients taken into a cell are turned into energy and the building blocks for more cells) is crucial to numerous applications, from enabling more ...
    • Warding Off Disease on Coral Reefs: Antimicrobial Chemical Cues and their Future in Drug Discovery 

      Kubanek, Julia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-08)
      Unlike many animals, seaweeds do not possess adaptive immune systems to ward off disease. In many cases, they produce small molecules – natural antibiotics – that prevent colonization or infection by pathogens. We have ...
    • “What’s Eating You?” Quantifying Proteolytic Activity in Health and Disease with Novel Assays and Computational Models 

      Platt, Manu O. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-09-13)
      Cathepsins are enzymes with the most powerful human collagenase and elastase activity that are upregulated at sites of normal tissue remodeling and during tissue-destructive disease progression. We study them in the context ...