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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Michael Saxton, Ph.D.
Research Associate

530-752-6163
mjsaxton@ucdavis.edu

Dr. Saxton's research interests include computer modeling of hindered diffusion in cells—plasma membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus, mostly the plasma membrane.

The basic question he is currently addressing is: How do proteins find their biological targets in a crowded, sticky environment? His current work is based on ideas from the physics of inhomogeneous systems, including anomalous diffusion, percolation theory, and fractals. A major part of his work includes methods of analysis of single-particle tracking experiments.