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dc.contributor.authorRoss, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-13T16:25:44Z
dc.date.available2015-11-13T16:25:44Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/54167
dc.descriptionPresented on November 9, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 1116W.en_US
dc.descriptionJennifer Ross is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
dc.descriptionRuntime: 55:41 minutes
dc.description.abstractBiology utilizes energy to organize itself from the nanoscale to the macroscopic scale. We seek to determine the universal principles of organization from the molecular scale that give rise to architecture on the cellular scale. We are specifically interested in the organization of the microtubule cytoskeleton, a rigid, yet versatile network in most cell types. The microtubule network is organized by associated motor proteins and crosslinkers that are either active (use energy) or passive. The work I will present applies the ideas of statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics to the non-equilibrium pattern formation behind intracellular organization using the microtubule cytoskeleton as the building blocks. We examine these processes in a bottom-up manner by adding increasingly complex protein actors into the system. Our systematic experiments expose nature’s laws for nanoscale to micron scale organization and have large impacts on biology as well as illuminating new frontiers of active matter physics.en_US
dc.format.extent00:00 minutes
dc.format.extent55:41 minutes
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhysics Colloquiumen_US
dc.subjectCellular scaleen_US
dc.subjectMicrotubule cytoskeletonen_US
dc.subjectStatistical mechanicsen_US
dc.subjectCondensed matter physicsen_US
dc.titleBuilding a Cell from the Bottom Upen_US
dc.typeLectureen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Massachusetts at Amhersten_US
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