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Scott Erdman

Scott Erdman

Associate Professor
Department of Biology

344 Life Sciences Complex

Research and Teaching Interests

Research Program Overview

Changes in cell shape and adhesion are two fundamental hallmarks of the differentiation of eucaryotic cells. To better understand the mechanistic basis of these processes we are studying their roles in the life cycle of the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Three main projects are presently underway in the laboratory:

  • Analyses of a novel paxillin homolog and Rho GTPase signaling modulator, Pxl1p
  • Studies of the functions, traffic, and inhibition of fungal adhesins
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