m-Trap™ installed at Vanderbilt University

The lab of Assistant Professor Adrian Olivares (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN) is now equipped with a m-Trap™ Optical Tweezers system.

“The m-Trap and Bluelake software have allowed my lab to get started immediately on experiments due to a user-friendly interface and technical support from LUMICKS. We are excited to use this technology to decipher how the nucleus senses and uses mechanical force.”

The group studies the mechanochemistry of protein complexes within the nuclear envelope. These proteins play an important role in converting forces acting on the cell into biological processes such as the activation of gene transcription and chromosome positioning. Dr. Olivares and his team will use the m-Trap™ to perform protein (un)folding experiments to further decipher how the protein complexes fold and undergo conformational changes to accomplish this information transfer.

LUMICKS wishes the best of luck to the Olivares laboratory, and hope to see results soon!

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