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Dr. John R. Palisano And Dr. Francis X. Hart Present Four Years Of Research Collaboration

July 29, 2014

Dr. John R. Palisano, Department of Biology and Dr. Francis X. Hart, Department of Physics, have collaborated during the last four years on a project to show that the movement of most mammalian cells and Amoeba in an electrical field is best described by the electromechanical transduction hypothesis than other hypotheses. This investigation was presented in two posters at the Gordon Research Conference on Bioelectrochemistry in July, 2014.

One poster is entitled Transmembrane Glycoproteins are the Initial Transduction Sites for Physiological Strength Electric Fields.”  This poster describes the some of the theoretical assumptions and work done with human keratinocytes that support the model.

The second poster is entitled “Extensive Studies of Amoeba Proteus in DC and AC Fields Support the Electromechanical Transduction Hypothesis,” describes the investigation on Amoeba proteus cells’ responses to direct and alternate current electrical fields.

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