Dr. NAD's Pad
Dr. NAD's Pad
cool microscopy images of cells
This page combines contents from:
  Dr. NAD's Cell Science Pad
  Not-Necessarily Science Playground
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Dr. NAD's Cell Science
  publication EXCERPTS  
click here  A calmodulin-sensitive interaction between microtubules and a higher plant homolog of elongation factor-1-alpha
click here  REPLY: A MAP by any other name would still bind to microtubules (refereed editorial response)
click here  Beyond translation: elongation factor-1-alpha and the cytoskeleton (solicited review article)
click here  In situ immunocytochemical evidence that a homolog of elongation factor EF-1-alpha is associated with microtubules in carrot cells.
click here  Elongation factor-1-alpha stabilizes microtubules in a calcium/calmodulin-dependent manner (2nd author)
click here  Writing in the biology curriculum (manual for ~1200 undergrads; coauthor)
current STUDIES
  Prospective Cancer Drug
Dr. NAD's most recent work, at the front end of very early research following discovery. Is it worth pursuing? Comparisons with other chemotherapeutic agents.
  Hi-Power Electron Microscopy
Cell ultrastructure at  >10,000X !

Microtubule-organizing centers.
Animal centrosome vs. plant blepharoplast in developing fern sperm

Cell wall (saccharide) synthesis.
Cultured tobacco (BY-2) cells adapted to survive on herbicide.
  MultiColor Light Microscopy
The SEXY material of the site!
Cells lit up in multi-color fluorescence!

Animations of confocal images!
See all angles as cells spin 360°.
New additions 18 March 1997.

Conventional immunofluorescence.
Gorgeous, deep, colorful pictures.
Technology: pics without photography.
plus MORE
  Research Odd-yssey
Comfortably brief, illustrated tour of Dr. NAD's publications while in grad school (some publication EXCERPTS condensed)
  Dr. NAD's Mini-Course
Featuring NOVICE-FRIENDLY explanation.
Fully indexed by a table of contents.
Illustrations, animations, & related links.
   What Dr. NAD studies, including how plant cells contribute to overall plant growth.
   You may not be excited by plants, or you may not understand how they grow...dispell despair, friends!
  Curriculum Vitae, Resumé
Fully indexed: links to published and unpublished research (abstracts, figures, legends, text, posters...)
New employment sought.
In 3rd year of 2nd postdoc.
PhD Biology (biochem./cell biol.)
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regularly updated


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  Dr. NAD's TRIVIA challenge
Quiz/contest categories include TV, movies, politics, education, the English language, sports, history, current events, religion, and other miscellaneous potluck.
  Dr. NAD's PRIG pages
What the hell is a "prig"? Come to see. Evaluate your English writing skills—grammar, usage, punctuation, etc. A contest, but you can submit the future items. Voice rants about others' ineptness.
  Carroll Hall VERMIN Scrapbook
Any class invited to assist.
ND alum '86-'90 so far.
  Dr. NAD @ home  
  The ND Love Machine
Dr NAD's custom-built and ND-designed R/C monster truck... a Fightin' Irish freak show.
  Dr NAD's winter village collectibles
He's a born Yank in Mississippi too long. The gallery: A photo ode to winter. Miniatures et al.
  NEW 5/21/97:
Liberty Falls miniature collectibles - virtual cybertour
Hi-quality, digital photo "tour" of these 3½-inch, detailed miniature village collectibles. Liberty Falls is a fictional, Old-west mining town. Text narration by Dr. NAD. Superb for kids.

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