Daniela Nicastro, Ph.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Departments of Cell Biology and Biophysics
Institution
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Address
NL Building (North Campus), Room NL5-108B
6000 Harry Hines Blvd.
City, State, Zip
Dallas, TX 75390
Phone
(214) 648-3925
E-mail
Daniela.Nicastro[at]utsouthwestern.edu
Website
http://profiles.utsouthwestern.edu/profile/156660/daniela-nicastro.html
Research Field
Cytoskeleton and Molecular Machines
Award Year
2007

Research

Our laboratory is studying the three-dimensional structure of macromolecular machines, organelles and cells using cryo-electron tomography. We are focusing on the structure and function relationships of macromolecular complexes in situ, i.e. in their native environment. Areas of interest include the structure of eukaryotic flagella and the molecular motor dynein, the cytoskeleton and bacteria, as well as the development of cryo-EM and image processing techniques.