The Rothman Lab

affiliated with

The Columbia University Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics,

The Genome Center at Columbia University,

and The Molecular Libraries Screening Center Network

Home Membrane fusion is a fundamental biological process for organelle formation, nutrient uptake, and the secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters.  It is central to vesicular transport, storage, and release in many areas of endocrine and exocrine physiology, and imbalances in these processes give rise to important diseases, such as diabetes.  We employ diverse biophysical, biochemical, and cell biological approaches to characterize the fundamental participants in intracellular transport processes.

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