Rohit Pappu on Stickers and Spacers

Professor Rohit Pappu joined Dewpoint on January 24, 2019, at our Boston office to participate in our series of “Kitchen Table Talks” in which we invite prominent researchers in the field of biomolecular condensates to share their thinking and recent work with the entire community. (Full disclosure, this time we weren’t actually at the kitchen table.) In his talk, Rohit filled us in on his stickers-and-spacers model for phase separation of multivalent proteins, and fielded questions from scientists in our Boston and Dresden sites.

We were honored to have Rohit join us. He has made seminal contributions to the field of biomolecular condensates, in particular the drivers of phase transitions that lead to the formation of protein and RNA condensates, and the role that disordered regions play in these cellular processes.

Rohit is the Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering and the Director of the Center for Science and Engineering of Living Systems at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also a member of Dewpoint’s Scientific Advisory Board and a wonderful advisor, collaborator, and friend. We hope you enjoy his talk as much as we did.



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