Models for the Structure and Kinetics of Actin Filaments

Wednesday, January 6, 1999 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Keller 3-180
Leah Edelstein-Keshet (University of British Columbia)
In this talk I will highlight some recent work on the dynamic models of actin structure. I will describe work in collaboration with G.B. Ermentrout on the polymerization dynamics of actin, and discuss work in my group (with A Spiros, G. Civelekoglu, and A. Mogilner) on the associations of filaments into bundles and gels. I will also mention some recent ideas about the way that signal transduction systems affect actin dynamics in the cell.