Michael Saxton, Ph.D.

Research Associate

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.