When Physics meets Biology at the surface of living cells I Distinguished Lecture Series
November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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About the speaker: Satyajit Mayor
Prof Satyajit (Jitu) Mayor, is an Indian biologist. He serves as director of the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru. He is the former director of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) at Bengaluru. Satyajit was awarded his PhD in life sciences from The Rockefeller University, New York. He then moved to Columbia University, New York, to study endocytic trafficking of lipids and proteins in Prof Frederick R Maxfield’s laboratory. Satyajit worked as a Lecturer at Woodshole Microscopy Course, Woodshole, Massachusetts, USA. Later he joined as a post-doctoral Fellow at Columbia University (1991-95). In 1996, he moved to NCBS, Bengaluru.
At NCBS, he has taken a multi-disciplinary approach combining cell biology with physics and chemistry to study the organization and endocytic trafficking of transmembrane and lipid-anchored proteins in membranes of living cells. The trajectory of this work has led him to explore the fine structure of the plasma membrane on the one hand, and on the other, utilize tools of molecular genetics to explore the implications of these findings in the construction of endocytic pathways in cells, and the roles they may play in the building of signaling gradients in tissues of Drosophila.