Friday, September 16th - 10:00am to 11:00am

Special seminar

Ionic Channels: the Ultimate NanoDevice

Bob Eisenberg, Ph.D.
46-3310 Picower Seminar Room
Public welcome

Host: Mark Harnett
Bob EisenbergĀ is interested in studying ion channels as physical objects, trying to use the tools of physics, chemistry, engineering, and applied mathematics to understand how they work. Ion channels are proteins with a hole down their middle that are the gatekeepers for cells. Ion channels control an enormous range of biological function in health and disease. But ion channels have simple enough structure that they can be analyzed with the usual tools of physical science.