Professor Carolyn Moores
Professor of Structural Biology
tel: 020 7631 6858
fax: 020 7631 6803
About Professor Carolyn Moores
The microtubule cytoskeleton is essential for many cellular processes including cell division, motility, definition of cell architecture and differentiation. Our research is focused on understanding microtubule organisation and dynamics, and how these are harnessed for the life and health of the cell. Microtubule regulation and organization by a plethora of proteins is adapted to different functional contexts. We use a combination of biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology by cryo-electron microscopy to elucidate the mechanisms by which and interact with and regulate microtubules.
Professor Moores gave her inaugural lecture on June 1 2015: Microtubules and Microscopes: exploring the cytoskeleton [Birkbeck event blog]
Mapping the processivity determinants of the kinesin-3 motor domain.
Scarabelli G, Soppina V, Yao X, Atherton J, Moores CA, Verhey KJ, Grant BJ (2015) Biophysical Journal 109, 1537-1540
Association of intracellular and synpatic organization in the cochlear inner ear cells revealed by 3D electron microscopy.
Bullen A, West T, Moores C, Ashmore J, Fleck RA, Maclellan-Gibson K, Forge A (2015) J Cell Sci 128, 2529-2540