Petry finds missing ingredient to spark the fireworks of life

Written by
Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications, Princeton University
May 18, 2018

Sabine Petry


Using a novel imaging technique, Sabine Petry and the researchers in her lab were able to show that a protein called XMAP215, previously known only to help microtubules grow faster and longer, is necessary to creating the nucleus of each microtubule. Their work appears in the May issue of the journal Nature Cell Biology.