Focused on the molecular mechanisms of human disease
The Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center houses faculty from the Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics Departments collaborating in interdisciplinary research to advance our knowledge of the genetic and molecular basis of human disorders, identifying new therapeutic targets and facilitating next-generation therapies.
Research integrates structural, molecular, genetic and cell biological approaches, and emphasizes the use of model organisms including bacteria, yeast, flies and mice.
Areas of Research
Brain development: genomic encoding of connectomes (Professor Kurmangaliyev)
Cell shape: mechanics of cell development (Professor Yevick)
- Cytoskeleton and motility: actin-based motility, archaebacterial cytoskeleton (Professors Bisson, Goode, Rodal)
Membranes and protein traffic: synapse formation and endosomal traffic (Professor Rodal)
Crews and Deshaies honored as 25th Gabbay Award recipients for work on targeted protein degradation that points the way to new therapeutics
Holt and Schuman win 52nd Rosenstiel Award for uncovering the role of local protein synthesis in neuron development and function