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While science and medicine are central to the national conversation, join leading researchers Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle and Stephanie Weber as they discuss a revolution taking place in cell biology. Elbaum-Garfinkle and Weber work at the forefront of the field making radical new discoveries about the makeup of living cells, such as those in the human body, revising two centuries of scientific thinking. Their work shows that cells are made up of separate liquid droplets interacting like oil and water, rather than having solid membranes. Learn about the impact this important research could have on new drugs for cancer, ALS, and COVID-19. Elbaum-Garfinkle is an assistant professor of biochemistry at The Graduate Center and in the Structural Biology Initiative of the Advanced Science Research Center, CUNY; Weber is an assistant professor of biology and physics at McGill University.
Presented with the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences and the Center for the Physics of Biological Function, a joint effort of The Graduate Center and Princeton University.