Center for Cell Dynamics

Friday Harbor Laboratories

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The Center for Cell Dynamics is an NIH/NIGMS-funded National Center for Systems Biology (1 P50 GM066050) located at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories and whose permanent faculty are affiliated with the Department of Biology. The Center sponsors research that combines experimental and computational approaches to basic questions in cell and developmental biology, including studies of cytokinesis, cell polarization, cell shape change and reorganization during morphogenesis, cytoskeletal mechanics and pattern formation by genetic networks. The Center hosts post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists, and students, and provides a state-of-the-art laboratory including a distributed computing environment, confocal microscopes and other imaging systems, and a core molecular biology facility, at a premier marine research laboratory where investigators have unparalleled access to biological diversity.