Speaker: Fred Chang, M.D., Ph.D.,
Professor, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology
University of California, San Francisco
Title: Life in a crowded environment: regulation of cytoplasmic density
Abstract: The cytoplasm represents highly crowded milieu, chock full of components of diverse sizes including large macromolecular complexes, filamentous polymers, organelles and condensates, metabolites, ions, and water. How does this environment impact molecular processes? How the density of the cytoplasm regulated? I will discuss our recent stories on regulation of cytoplasmic density and its relationship to cell growth and the cell cycle.