Seminar: "Watching cellular organization emerge one molecule at a time"
As a chemical physicist turned cell biologist, Dr. Lexy von Diezmann is fascinated by how cells generate order from
the random behavior of individual molecules. In her research, she develops high-resolution microscope methods that reveal the dynamics and self-organization of the proteins responsible for choreographing subcellular activities. She will discuss her work studying how asymmetrically dividing bacteria tell their ends apart, how homologous chromosomes “choose” where to recombine during meiosis in C. elegans, and her vision of research as an incoming Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.