Understanding complex molecular motors in the body

Using powerful microscopes to uncover new therapies for chronic diseases

Visualizing the invisible machinery of life and death

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET
Gabriel Lander

Within each of our cells, countless microscopic molecular machines work to keep the body healthy. But when these machines break down, chronic diseases arise. In this Front Row lecture, Scripps Research professor Gabriel Lander will share how his lab is using the most powerful microscopes on the planet to visualize the ways these biological motors operate and how they can be controlled to fight chronic diseases. His discoveries are helping us understand how cellular machines communicate within the body, providing avenues for therapeutic intervention in cancer, heart disease and neurodegeneration.