Molecular Motors and Endosome Transport


This project looks at the long-distance transport of endosomes via molecular motors in the hyphae of the fungus Ustilago Maydis . This long-distance transport mechanism is very similar to long-distance transport along the axons and dendrites of neurons. Thus by understanding how transport works in Ustilago Maydis we can better understand how transport works in neurons. We will hypothesize different systems for motor organization in Ustilago Maydis hyphae and then develop mathematical ODE models based on these systems. Our ODE models can then give us predictions for how different motor populations will be distributed in the hyphae.
There are no comments on this page.
Valid XHTML :: Valid CSS: :: Powered by WikkaWiki