Active matter: Microtubules and molecular motors

Our group is currently working with microtubules and molecular motors as an example of “active matter”, in this case, self-propelling, interaction biopolymers.

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Microtubule spools rotate in the presence of ATP
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Formation of a microtubule spool

 

 

 

 

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Soft Matter and biophysics at the University of California, Merced