Monday, October 22, 6pm
***Union Station , Northampton***
Visual Models for Understanding Biology:
CryoEM of Bacterial Ultrastructure and Problem Solving with Slime Mold
- How are models are used to advance science?
- If you could shrink down and fly through a bacterium, what would it look like?
- What can the physical structures inside bacteria teach us about their function and evolution?
- What is slime mold and how can it help save humans from ourselves?
Megan Dobro, assistant professor of human biology at Hampshire College. Her research has focused on the structural biology of important macromolecular complexes, using techniques such as cell culture, electron microscopy, and 3D modeling.