Saturday Morning Physics
Probing the Causes of Disease: Single Molecule Studies of Dancing DNA


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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 11/15/2003
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Blumberg Lecture 11/15/2003
  • Description: Seth Blumberg is currently investigating how mechanical forces affect DNA's dynamic structure. His particular focus is how tension affects DNA's ability to form protein-mediated loops. The research involves an intriguing combination of single-molecule microscopy, polymer physics and molecular biology. This lecture will describe the goals and methods of Seth’s research. He will also discuss how his perspective as a cancer survivor and medical student has helped him to make connections between his physics research and the molecular mechanisms of disease.

    Detailed Information
    All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

    Contact Information
    For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437