The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seminar Series is pleased to have Dr. James Sellers on Wednesday, March 8th 2023 at 11:00am speak on “Not all nonmuscle myosin 2 paralogs are created equal” Please join us in person to hear from Dr. Sellers in the Academic Research Building (ARB) R5-265.
Dr. James Sellers is the Chief of Laboratory of Molecular Physiology at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institute of Health.
Throughout his career, Dr. Sellers has focused on understanding the structure, function, and regulation of myosins. First discovered in skeletal muscle, myosins now comprise a superfamily of more than 40 classes throughout the animal and plant kingdoms. These motor proteins interact with actin to initiate movement or shuttle cargo within the cell and play an important role in many physiological and pathophysiological states; mutations in individual myosin genes are responsible for diseases including hypertrophic cardiac myopathy, blindness and deafness disorders, and neurological defects.