Contractile activity tears tissue apart when adherens junctions are disrupted, demonstrating critical role for adherens junctions in integrating contractile forces across the tissue. Video / Adam Martin
Limiting actin polymerization with the drug Cytochalasin D disrupts stable connections between cells, suggesting that robust actin filament assembly is critical to maintain stable attachments between cells. Video / Mike Tworoger
The Martin lab is an interdisciplinary research group. We encourage students and postdocs with experimental or computational backgrounds to inquire about our lab. Contact Adam Martin with your CV and research interests if you are interested.