Henry N. Higgs, Ph.D.

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Henry N. Higgs, Ph.D.
Title
Professor
Department
Department of Biochemistry
Institution
Dartmouth College
Address
Higgs Lab
Department of Biochemistry, HB7200
City, Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.State, Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.Zip
Hanover, NH 03755-3844
Phone
(603) 650-1520
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.Email
[email protected]
Website
http://dms.dartmouth.edu/higgs/
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.ResearchField
Cell Biology / Biochemistry
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.AwardYear
2003

Research

My laboratory is interested in how mammalian cells control actin filament assembly. By my count, actin filaments are crucial to at least 15 distinct cellular processes in mammals, and I am certain there are more processes to be found. All of these structures use the same helical actin filaments, but often organize these filaments into very different higher order assemblies to conduct their specific functions. The actin monomers for all of these structures come from a common cytosolic pool, and are dynamically cycling between structures. We have three current projects, building from initial biochemical studies to investigate formin function in cells.

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