Macromolecular Crowding in Cells

Updated: Jan 16

by Greg Brittingham

How crowded is the inside of a cell? Greg Brittingham explains his research into the functional effects of macromolecular crowding in cells. Macromolecules are things like DNA, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Do these molecules have a more difficult time getting where they need to go in more crowded cells?

Greg is a PhD student in Liam Holt's lab at NYU.

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