Kaplan Ariel, Assistant Professor
Building/Auditory: Emmerson 6-26
We are a molecular biophysics lab with a general emphasis in studying the role of mechanical forces in biology, and in particular in the function of the nucleic-acids processing machinery, using methods rooted in the physical sciences. We develop experimental setups capable of applying mechanical forces on biological molecules and complexes, and directly measure molecular movements as small as Angstroms. We use these instruments to study the function of polymerases, helicases and translocases.