January 06, 2010

The Link Between Muscle Degeneration and Mechanosensitive Ion Channels: Jeff Lansman

Jeff Lansman

Dr. Jeff Lansman explains what mechanosensitive ion channels are and their role in helping a cell sense forces such as touch. He’s using a genetic approach to understand how a mutation that causes cytoskeletal protein loss can lead to muscle death. Near the end, he shares with us how his interest in marine biology inspired him to study ion channels.

More on the Lansman Lab's research.

Hosted by Sama Ahmed.