Ronald Baskin

Ronald Baskin

Position Title
(In Memoriam) Professor Emeritus

Unit
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology


Bio

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

  • Cell Division and the Cytoskeleton

Degrees

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

Publications

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

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