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Naoko Mizuno, PhD
Group Leader
Phone:089 8578 3627Fax:089 8578 3605

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Am Klopferspitz 18, 82152 Martinsried

www.biochem.mpg.de/mizuno

Cellular and Membrane Trafficking

Research

Controlling cell shape is an essential function of all cells, which allows adjusting and adapting to various environments and requirements. Moreover, it is crucial for a number of cellular processes, particularly during cell polarization and migration. The synergistic action of  several signaling pathways initiates changes of the cell shape and the outcome is seen as a remodeling of membrane- or cytoskeleton structures that provide a binding platform for various factors.

We are interested in elucidating mechanisms of cell shape formation and downstream cytoskeleton remodeling using cryo-EM together with biochemical and biophysical approaches. 

 
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