PhD student


I am interested in basic questions of actin-based cell migration. How do migrating cells keep their shape constant? How do cells coordinate many thousands of their actin filaments to push the plasma membrane concertedly and simultaneously? What influence does membrane tension have on migrating lamellipodia? To try to answer some of these questions, I use epidermal fish keratocytes as a model system and image them with a fluorescence microscope and a transmission electron microscope.



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