Ronald Baskin

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Professor Emeritus

Departments

Molecular & Cellular Biology

Offices and Labs

3243 Life Sciences Addition
752-1554

Degrees

1960 PhD Biophysics University of California, Los Angeles
1958 MA Physiology University of California, Los Angeles
1957 BA Biophysics University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests

Cell biology and biophysics of muscle and molecular motors

Cell biology and biophysics of muscle and molecular motors. Molecular mechanism of muscle contraction. Ultrastructure and force generation in motor proteins of the myosin and kinesin families.

Specialties / Focus

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Cell Division and the Cytoskeleton

Teaching Interests

Advanced cell biology: contractile and motile systems. Muscle biophysics. Motor proteins. DNA motors, structure and function of kinesin.

Publications

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  • Mogilner A, M Mangel, and RJ Baskin. 1998. Motion of molecular motor ratcheted by internal fluctuations and non-linear protein friction. Physics Letters A. 237:297-306
  • Baskin R J. 1998. Design and use of the centrifuge microscope to assay force production. Methods in Enzymology. 298:413-427
  • Hall K, D Cole, Y Yeh, and RJ Baskin. 1996. Kinesin force generation measured using a centrifuge microscope sperm-gliding motility assay. Biophysical Journal. 71:3467-3476