Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Borisy, Gary G.
Location The Forsyth Institute
Primary Field Cellular and Developmental Biology
Secondary Field Biophysics and Computational Biology
 Election Citation
Borisy is a leader in the field of cytoskeleton function and dynamics. He initiated the study of tubulin and microtubules and has made major contributions to our current understanding of the networks that drive cellular motion.
 Research Interests
For most of my career, my research has been directed toward understanding the self-organizing, nano-machinery of cells, collectively known as the cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton is crucial for understanding basic cell functions such how cells divide, how they move and how they are structured internally. Over the years, my lab group has approached these problems through biochemical, biophysical and molecular cell biological approaches. In the last few years, after my move to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, I have formed a new group focused on visualizing microbial communities through metagenomics and combinatorial spectral imaging.

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