Welcome to the Research Group of Moriah Beck

We are in the Chemistry Department at Wichita State University and use a combination of biochemical, structural, and biophysical techniques to understand actin-based cell motility.

Currently we are focusing on the structure and function of palladin, a cell adhesion protein that play a key role in both normal cell migration and invasive cell motility. We aim to understand precise molecular role of palladin in organizing the actin cytoskeleton by understanding its interactions with other actin-binding proteins as well as the direct connection to actin.

Please see our research page for more information.http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=chemhttp://www.wichita.edu/thisis/Research.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1shapeimage_1_link_2