Optogenetics and cell migration: a leukocyte expressing a light-switchable receptor that directs migration. The orange circle indicates a light stimulus used to lead the cell.
Optogenetic tools: Using the Stargazin transmembrane protein as the plasma membrane anchor for optogenetic protein recruitment improves spatial precision and recruitment strength.
Congrats all around!
–Briana Rocha-Gregg was awarded an NIH Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award!
–Stefan Lundgren was selected as a Trainee in the NIH Training Program in Molecular and Cell Biology!
–Briana Rocha-Gregg received a competitive Public Engagement Grant from ASCB and the Simons Foundation for her work in the Young Scientist Program!
Way to go Collins Lab!