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
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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