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Physics Colloquium - Catherine Crouch, Swarthmore College
Start Date: 4/22/2016Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 4/22/2016End Time: 2:00 PM

Event Description:
Physics Colloquium Catherine Crouch Department of Physics and Astronomy Swarthmore College "Making Model Cells to Study How Proteins Reshape Cell Membranes"

Understanding how cells reshape themselves, and the roles that proteins play in that process, is an active area of current research by scientists across many disciplines. To understand the underlying physics and chemistry of such a complex cellular process requires developing simple model systems. This talk will describe progress toward optimizing a model system in which we can study the role of the M2 protein of influenza A in the reshaping processes required for virus budding. Specifically, the talk will present our optimization of the process of incorporating the protein into synthetic lipid vesicles, including the development of optical techniques for monitoring the incorporation process.

The colloquium will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. in Science Center 199.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 199 - Cunniff Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Dept. of Physics
Phone: 610-328-8258
Email: physics@swarthmore.edu
Catherine Crouch
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The Public

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