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Institute for Cellular Engineering

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Pat Wadsworth
Professor, Biology
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545 4877
patw@bio.umass.edu
http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/wadsworth/


Cytoskeleton in mitosis and cytokinesis

During mitosis, cells assemble a mitotic spindle which functions to segregate the replicated genetic material into two daughter cells.  Our goal is to understand how the mitotic spindle is assembled and functions to accurately segregate the chromosomes.  A more complete understanding of mitosis is important so that we can treat diseases such as cancer, which is characterized by defects in cell division.  

 

Research Interest

Potential Application

Mitosis

Cancer

Molecular Motor Proteins

Drug Targets

 

 

 

 

University of Massachusetts
Institute for Cellular Engineering
686 North Pleasant Street
159 Goessmann Laboratory
Amherst, MA 01003