Better than a lump of coal

Festivus came early to the Davis lab this year! New toys include large shaking incubators, an expanded cell culture facility and the installation of our new Bio-Rad FPLC.

Using these instruments, we will purify a series of autophagy-related proteins. Using these purified components, we can perform experiments to understand individual proteins fold, how they assemble into enormous molecular machines, and, eventually, how these assembled complexes enable autophagy. Exciting days ahead!