Charlotte earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry as a member of the Rodal Lab studying molecular regulatory mechanisms of membrane remodeling.
MRSEC Research in the Rodal Lab
“I study the complex molecular mechanisms regulating a neuronal protein complex that mediates membrane remodeling. Using synthetic lipid bilayers, I can directly observe and measure the activity of remodeling proteins in a simplified system, allowing me to manipulate conditions and fine-tune parameters that affect membrane binding and deformation. I then apply what I learn in vitro to understand how membrane remodeling events are regulated spatially and temporally in a cellular context.”