PHT180 Research Vitals with Dr. Lishibanya Mohapatra
Title: Design principles employed by cells to control the size of their organelles
Abstract: Cells contain a number of micron-scale structures, whose physiological functions are related to their size. Examples include cytoskeletal elements like mitotic spindle and organelles like nucleolus. Each of these structures is characterized by a narrow size distribution and is composed of molecular building blocks that diffuse in the cytoplasm. How the sizes of these structures are assembled and maintained amid constant turnover of their molecular components is an open question. Using examples from various cell types, I will demonstrate how stochastic simulations and size distributions can be used to uncover design principles employed by the cells to control the size of their organelles.
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