Undergraduate researchers in the Yamada Lab discovered that when force is applied to a cell, a protein called cten is recruited to these fibrous structures. Since actin was long believed to be an important part of mechanotransduction, the UC Davis researchers inhibited actin to simply show that cten recruitment required actin. To their surprise, the mechano-sensitive response of cten was still present.
The Louie lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis is seeking motivated, intelligent, self-starters for postdoctoral positions that are part of an NIH project to develop targeted anticoagulants for treatment in atrial fibrillation.
Xuezhu Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Project Scientist in the Qi Lab, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Henry N. Wagner, Jr, MD, Best Paper Award by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) for the paper titled “Total-body Parametric Imaging Using Kernel and Direct Reconstruction on the uEXPLORER.”