By Greg Watry, College of Biological Sciences
'Dynein is like the U.S. Postal Service of our cell, but it works a lot better,' said Li, who conducts research in the lab of Assistant Professor Richard McKenney, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. 'It works a lot, lot better.'
'Cytoplasmic dynein is a ubiquitous and very complicated molecular motor protein required for a large variety of intracellular movement,' said McKenney. 'Defects in dynein motility cause disease of neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration, so a fundamental understanding of how dynein motors work is of high interest for human health.'"
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