Kaplan Ariel, Assistant Professor

Phone:  +972-77-8871907
Fax:  +972-4-8225153

Building/Auditory:  Emmerson 6-26

Research Interests

We are a molecular biophysics lab with a general emphasis in studying the role of mechanical forces in biology, and in particular in the function of the nucleic-acids processing machinery, using methods rooted in the physical sciences. We develop experimental setups capable of applying mechanical forces on biological molecules and complexes, and directly measure molecular movements as small as Angstroms. We use these instruments to study the function of polymerases, helicases and translocases.