|Analysis of mitochondria morphology dynamics during adipogenesis
||"There is great concern with an increase in the number of Americans who are overweight and obese. Fat cells or adipocytes play a central role in obesity. These cells are metabolically active and play a fundamental role in energy allocation and storag...
|The Lettuce Head Cells of the SCANS region of the Drosophila larval midgut are required for larval midgut peristalsis.
||The alimentary canal of the Drosophila larva is essential for survival of the organism. The gut tube is an intricate network of tissues interacting with the parasympathetic nervous
system. The midgut, the region of the Drosophila gut that has the la...
|Developmental characteristics of a novel cell type in the larval midgut of Drosophila melanogaster
||In the Drosophila larval midgut, the development pathways associated with the specialized cell types found in the middle midgut region have been well characterized. In this region determination between the cell types is dependent on ...
|Chitin nanofiber alignment: optical and quantitative analysis
||Polymers are an important material in modern life. Most of our modern world is made of polymeric materials. When we think of polymers, the synthetic plastics we use on a regular basis typically come to mind, but not all polymers are synthetics. The n...
|Study of nanoscale structural biology using advanced particle beam microscopy
||This work investigates developmental and structural biology at the nanoscale using current advancements in particle beam microscopy. Typically the examination of micro- and nanoscale features is performed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), but...
|At the interface: biotic-abiotic interactions between substrates and a model epithelium
||The need for determining the fundamental mechanisms that define the interaction of biological systems with underlying materials, both natural and synthetic, is important as humanity endeavors to improve the quality of life of individuals through tech...