Anna Pittman

Graduate Student, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Former Executive Committee Member

I use a super precise microscope to image proteins making pores– little holes– in cell membranes. If we can understand when these proteins work and when they don’t, then we can learn how to best use them. In the future, we can attach drugs to the proteins so that when they make pores in the cell membrane, the drug is delivered into the cell. One application would be to use these proteins to deliver drugs to cancerous cells in order to kill them.

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