The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Hancock lab

Will Hancock's lab studies the biomechanics of kinesin molecular motors.
artificial spindle

artificial spindle

In the Hancock lab we apply microengineering and nanoscience approaches to cell biology. In particular we focus on the molecular motor kinesin. We can use kinesin motors to generate polarized arrays of microtubules in micro channels, and have also generated artificial mitotic spindles using electric fields and micropatterned motors.