Tag Archives: cytokinesis

What is the connection between cell division and neurodegenerative disease?

Cell division is an important process in development, tissue repair and reproduction in a wide variety of animals. The purpose of cell division is to separate the genetic material, or DNA, into two newly forming daughter cells.

Super-resolution in live cells: Visualizing the molecular organization of the cell division machinery

We set out to elucidate the molecular organization of the proteins of the cytokinetic apparatus, an essential step to understanding the mechanism of cell division. Cytokinesis is best understood in the single cell model organism fission yeast.

How do bacteria divide and multiply?

Bacteria interact with our bodies every day, resulting in both positive and negative outcomes. We rely on the billions of beneficial bacteria in our microbiome to support our digestion and immunity. At the same time, pathogenic bacteria