John Dawson

Associate Professor College of Biological Science Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Guelph, Ontario jdawso01@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53867

Bio/Research

Actin is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is found in all our muscles, forming part of the machinery that converts the chemical energy from food into the mechanical energy of movement. But actin does more than just work in muscles; it is also found in every cell in our bodies, forming ...

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Bio/Research

Actin is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is found in all our muscles, forming part of the machinery that converts the chemical energy from food into the mechanical energy of movement. But actin does more than just work in muscles; it is also found in every cell in our bodies, forming a network of filaments called the cytoskeleton that is a structural support for the cells.

The expertise in the Dawson lab is aimed at understanding the fundamental roles of actin on two fronts:

1. How the structure of the actin protein dictates its function.

2. How alterations in the actin protein is related to disease development.


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