Biophysics of the Cytoskeleton

The cytoskeleton is a fundamental element of all cells. It is essential for many cellular functions such as division, migration, morphogenesis and intracellular transport and confers mechanical stability. 
We are interested in the roles of individual cytoskeletal components and the principles that underly their joint contributions to cell functions. We apply methods from biophysics, biochemistry and molecular biology to quantitatively describe the behavior of cytoskeletal systems on different scales, from molecules to cells.