Ligon ’87 Speaks to Hughes Fellows at Summer Science Seminars
Lee Ligon ’87 returned to campus on June 19 and spoke to students about “Tubulin post-translational modifications: road signs in the cell” during the Hughes Program in the Life Sciences Summer Science Seminars Series.
Ligon is associate professor of biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In March, she received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how cells that travel through the human body may ultimately affect disease. Her research focuses on microtubules, one of three proteins that help make up the framework up of a cell, and how those hollow tubes help direct traffic to other parts of the cell.
Summer Science Seminars are held through August 1. The Hughes Program includes 39 Fellows, 97 Associates and their 62 mentors.
(Photos by Eki Ramadhan ’16)
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