Current Research
Microtubule-Based Motility and Signaling

Ronald Vale studies the molecular motor proteins kinesin and dynein, which power the movement of membranes and chromosomes along microtubules inside cells, and explores the role of the cytoskeleton in cell division and cell shape. In addition, Vale and his team employ biophysical and cell biological approaches to dissect the mechanism of T cell signaling and the mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disease.

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