Browse by Subject "biophysics"
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(2015-07-14)Advances in the study of protein folding and structure have greatly expanded our understanding and ability to predict and modify protein structure and, increasingly, even function. Attention has now turned to developing ...
(2013-02-03)Mechanical tension plays a large role in cell development ranging from morphology to gene expression. On the molecular level, the effects of tension can be seen in the dynamic arrangement of membrane proteins as well as ...
(2014-05-30)Bacterial swimming and chemotaxis serves as a model system for understanding information processing in living organisms. My thesis project was focused on studying the swimming behavior of Escherchia coli bacterial cells. ...
An investigation into the desensitization of neurotransmitter gated ion channels — functional relevance, impact on ganglionic receptor function, and structural insights (2013-05-28)The desensitized state of neurotransmitter-gated ion channels (NGICs) remains poorly understand, both in terms of its functional role and its structure. Although the state was historically thought to have limited functional ...
(2014-01-16)For the past two decades, protein folding experiments have been speeding up from the second or millisecond time scale to the microsecond time scale, and full-atom simulations have been extended from the nanosecond to the ...