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Latest lab pre-print: Excited to share yet another strange beast from our zoo - Emergent hunting mechanics of Lacrymaria olor - an incredible ciliate. biorxiv.org/content/early/… Phenomenal work by Scott Coyle scottmcoyle.com - postdoc in lab leading this effort.
This is a team effort, led by amazing postdoc Scott Coyle; who started as a biochemist - but morphed into a system biologist. Congrats to all co-authors including Scott, Ellie Fluam, Hongquan Li and @deepak_me90 To appreciate this story, start with movies: youtube.com/playlist?list=…
The question we ask here is - how is complex morphological behavior encoded in active systems in this incredible hunting ciliate? We find that multiple antagonistic active systems (contractile proteins and ciliary dynamics) work together to encode complex behavior of single cells
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