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Center for Cellular Dynamics

Center for Cellular Dynamics

Supporting research in cytoskeleton and intracellular transport, cellular changes during development and disease, cell-cell communication and interactions, and live imaging

Our members also participate in departmental graduate programs, as well as interdisciplinary graduate programs organized through the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

We use the Center to share ideas and expertise, to organize events that stimulate creative thinking, and to create a more collaborative and exciting research community.

Recent publications
In vivo observations of a fluorescent protein may spark development of novel cancer treatments Using a technique known as Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation (BiFC), Zhi-Chun Lai and his lab have directly visualized the activation of the Hippo (Hpo) tumor-suppressor pathway in living cells.
Researchers identify gene required for nerve regeneration A team led by Melissa Rolls has found that a mutation in a single gene can completely shut down the process by which axons, nerve-cell components responsible for sending signals to other cells, regenerate after being damaged.
Protein required for flexible behavior is identified Researchers have identified in mice a protein that is necessary for maintaining behavioral flexibility, the ability to adapt to changing circumstances; their findings may offer new insights for addressing such human afflictions as autism and schizophrenia, in which this ability is significantly impaired.
News
The Rolls Lab discovers a new neuron repair pathway that could one day help people suffering from nerve damage. Existence of new neuron repair pathway discovered - Full article
A team of researchers including Huck Institutes affiliates Aimin Liu and Gang (Greg) Ning has discovered a protein required for the growth of tiny, but critical, hair-like structures called cilia on cell surfaces. Critical protein discovered for healthy cell growth in mammals - Full article
Huck Institutes faculty researcher William Hancock has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Will Hancock named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellow - Full article
Events
Apr 23, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Christopher Moore (Brown University)
Neocortical Dynamics: From Mechanism to Meaning
Sep 17, 2014 Wednesday 4:00 PM
Hui Zheng (Baylor College of Medicine)
Biology and Pathophysiology of the Amyloid Precursor Protein