CJ Bascom

PB PhD graduate student, CJ Bascom

PhD graduate student

Education:

BS in Biological Sciences, 2012, University of Rhode Island

Advisor: Magdalena Bezanilla
Research Area: Cell and Developmental Biology
Field of Study: Ionic regulation of tip growth in P. patens
Office: 375 Morrill IV South

Tip growth, growing a cell in a specific and focused direction, requires the orchestration of multiple complex mechanisms. Elements of the cytoskeleton must be built and destroyed in exact spatiotemporal patterns in order to ensure healthy growth. My research interest focuses on what controls the cytoskeleton, and what regulates that control. Previously the lab has looked at various proteins that seem to be vital to this process, and I continue that research while also looking at the role of ions (specifically, calcium and hydronium) in this regulation.