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Zimmerberg, Joshua Whitman Center Scientist, Whitman Center


We study membrane mechanics, intracellular molecules, membranes, viruses, organelles, and cells in order to understand viral and parasite infection, exocytosis, apoptosis, the mechanism of immune protection by stem cells and their cytotoxic potential, and immune dysfunction in microgravity. The overall goals of the exocytosis projects are to understand the mechanisms of cellular secretion at the physical, biophysical, and chemical levels. This process of protein secretion is the climax of the secretory pathway and operates in both constitutive and triggered ways. The process of endocytosis is equally important to retrieve membrane components.

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