Michael Ostap, PhD

Professor

Department of Physiology

ostap@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

740 Clinical Research Building

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The goal of the Ostap lab's research is to understand the cellular machinery responsible for powering cell movements and shaping the architecture of cells, tissues, and organs.   Our discovery-based research focuses on the role of the cytoskeleton, molecular motors, and signaling pathways in powering cell migration, muscle contraction, and the transport of internal cell compartments.