Proteins are complex structures folded from a linear strand of amino acids. These structures are involved in almost every process in the cell. In this iBiology talk, Susan Lindquist discusses the incredible diversity of protein structures, the importance of proper protein folding, and the problems that arise when proteins are misfolded.
Susan Lindquist was a member and former Director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She was also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in biology from Harvard and was a postdoctoral fellow of the American Cancer Society. Lindquist was on… Continue Reading