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New York Society of Experimental Microscopists (NYSEM)
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Meeting Announcement

Annual Joint Meeting
New York Society of Experimental Microscopists and
New York Microscopical Society

Wednesday January 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM
American Museum of Natural History
The People’s Center Room
77th Street entrance between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West

"Imaging biological nano-motors"

Dr. Hernando Sosa
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Dr. Sosa's lab focuses on elucidating the structural basis of the mechanism of action of molecular motors. There are three superfamilies of molecular motors that produce linear forces and movement along cytoskeletal tracks, the myosins, the kinesins and the dyneins. These motors use the energy of ATP hydrolysis to move along cytoskeletal filaments. Myosins move along actin filaments while kinesin and dyneins move along microtubules. Dr. Sosa's talk will focus on the use of cryo-electron microscopy and other methods to elucidate molecular motor structures.

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NYSEM
c/o Frank Macaluso, NYSEM President
Analytical Imaging Facility
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY 10461