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AIAS Seminar: David Stokes

Transport of ions across biological membranes: Active transport of potassium and zinc in bacteria

2020.12.14 | Kamilla Rosenberg

Date Mon 22 Mar
Time 14:15 15:30
Location The AIAS Auditorium, if possible. Virtually, if not.

Speaker: David Stokes, AIAS Fellow and Professor


Cells employ a wide array of transport proteins to control their internal environments. Some of these proteins use energy to pump their substrates across the cell membrane, whereas others allow passive transport down a pre-existing concentration gradient. I am interested in the atomic mechanisms that underlie these processes. In particular, I study a potassium pump that uses the energy of ATP and a zinc transporter that uses a proton gradient. I will introduce these two machines and provide insight into how they work. 

Short bio

David Stokes trained in biophysics and electron microscopy with undergraduate studies at U.C. Berkeley, graduate studies at Brandeis University and postdoctoral work in the United Kingdom. He is currently Professor of Cell Biology at New York University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the structural basis of membrane transport.

See David Stokes' project at AIAS

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.