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Research Paper Discussed in this Talk
Borisy GG, Taylor EW. (1967) The mechanism of action of colchicine. Colchicine binding to sea urchin eggs and the mitotic apparatus. J Cell Biol. Aug;34(2):535-48.
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About this Talk
More than 40 years after Gary Borisy was a graduate student in Ed Taylor’s lab, they reminisce about the events that led to the discovery of tubulin, the protein building block of microtubules. Entertainingly, their recollections don’t always match.
This video is located in: iBioMagazine Issue 6
About the Speakers
Borisy is President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Taylor is a Professor at Northwestern University but spends his summers in Woods Hole. Borisy and Taylor each have contributed significantly to our understanding of the cytoskeleton, protein motors and cell motility. Both are members of the National Academy of Sciences.
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