The Cellular Dynamics Program (CDP)

Neutrophil_LCPolScope250The Cellular Dynamics Program (CDP) at the MBL aims to accelerate the knowledge of basic biology and disease through the development and utilization of tools customized to shed light on life’s most essential processes. The research is organized around the areas of technique/instrument development and applications to biological problems and focuses on cytoskeletal arrangements and chemical activities.
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Research Areas

Research at the CDP is divided into two components: Imaging and Electrochemistry/physiology. Each component is composed of separate but collaborative laboratories.

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CDP Faculty and Visitors regularly contribute to MBL courses, including the following:

Anlytical & Quantitative Light Microscopy (AQLM)
Optical Microscopy & Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences
MBL Special Topics courses
MBL Summer courses

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About the CDP

The CDP was established in 2008 and is composed of several independent laboratories, notably those with a specialization in imaging (Inoue, Oldenbourg and Shribak of the former ADLC) and cell physiology and biochemistry (Gomez, Heart, Messerli, Nasi and Smith). The physiology- based laboratories are part of the NIH:NCRR national resource, the BioCurrents Research Center, also part of the CDP. Though these laboratories work independently, there is a high level of collaboration and interaction throughout the Program.

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The CDP was established in 2008 by merging two well-established programs with complementary expertise: Architectural Dynamics of Living Cells which focused on advanced imaging techniques and their application to understanding the structural basis of cell function; and the Molecular Physiology Program which focused on cellular physiology and metabolism.

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