Looking under the hood of cells: from single molecule dynamics to whole cell organelle reconstructions
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Janelia Research Campus, HHMI, Ashburn, VA
Powerful new ways to image the internal structures and complex dynamics of cells are revolutionizing cell biology and bio-medical research. In this talk, I will focus on how emerging fluorescent technologies are increasing spatio-temporal resolution dramatically, permitting simultaneous multispectral imaging of multiple cellular components. In addition, results will be discussed from whole cell milling using Focused Ion Beam Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM), which reconstructs the entire cell volume at 4 voxel resolution. Using these tools, it is now possible to begin constructing an “organelle interactome”, describing the interrelationships of different cellular organelles as they carry out critical functions. I will also present an additional tool, single particle tracking, describing how it can be used to characterize the dynamics of organelle contact sites and the behavior of tethering proteins. Together, the new tools are revealing new properties of organelles and their trafficking pathways, and how disruptions of their normal functions due to genetic mutations may contribute to important diseases.
Dates and Times
Start: 9/30/2022 1:00 PM
End: 9/30/2022 2:00 PM
Describe new tools for imaging cells at nanometric resolution
Describe new results examining organelle-organelle contact sites
Provide an exciting framework to encourage students to study biological questions using imaging approaches in intact cells.
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