Daniela Nicastro, Ph.D.,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Ice Age” Imaging Opens a New Window Into Cells
“Seeing is believing” – the invention of microscopy was crucial for visualizing living cells for the first time in the late 17th century and for the discovery of cell organelles. Dr. Daniela Nicastro uses electron microscopy at super-low temperatures in an emergent technology called “cryo-electron microscopy” to explain how large protein complexes form macromolecular structures that enable cells to function. One focus of her research is the internal skeleton of the cell, the cytoskeleton. In the process of figuring out how the cytoskeleton functions, she has been able to uncover fundamental cellular processes that are integral to the health of all living organisms.
Doors Open at 6:00pm • Talk Starts at 7:00pm