Is cellulose synthesis a Brownian ratchet?
Saturday, October 12, 2019
4:15 – 4:45 pm
Whitaker Hall 100
Tobias Baskin was first pushed on by forces in Biology when as an undergraduate student he read D’Arcy Thompson. He worked with Paul B. Green at Stanford University for his Ph.D and then did postdoctoral research, first with Zacchaeus Cande at UC Berkeley and after that with Richard E. Williamson at Australian National University. He joined the faculty of the Biology Department at the University of Missouri Columbia in 1992 and moved to the Biology Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003, where he is a Professor. In general, Baskin works on anisotropic expansion of the cells and organs of plants.