Synchronization of cilia


  • Prof Raymond Goldstein

    University of Cambridge

Project summary

Professor Goldstein's research focuses on cilia, conserved cellular appendages which play an important role in many aspects of life, from transport of fluid in the respiratory tract to signal transduction in the eyes. The coordinated beating of groups of motile cilia is often crucial to their function, and Professor Goldstein will use advanced microscopy, micromanipulation and theoretical modelling to address the mechanism underlying the synchronisation of cilia.