|Dr. Gary BROUHARD|
Cells can build an amazing variety of structures from proteins, structures notable for their range of shapes, their ability to respond to stimulus, and their motility. Our lab is interested in the biophysical mechanisms by which cells engineer these large-scale
Research in the Brouhard laboratory
The Brouhard lab performs basic science research at the interface of biology, biochemistry, and physics. Our goal is to understand the mechanism of key molecules involved in the formation of the human brain. Mutations in one of these molecules causes a specific form of epilepsy, and we are trying to understand how the basis of this disease.
Our research also focuses on the formation of polymers in cells, the cytoskeleton, and we want to understand how these polymers are nucleated, elongated, and broken down.