UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Roger Cooke, PhD


Dr. Roger Cooke, a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, research interests are in molecular mechanism of muscle fatigue and in structural and biochemical events that allow motor proteins to turn chemical energy into force and motion. Motor proteins perform roles in numerous biological processes, including: muscle contraction, cell division and the movement of intracellular organelles. The Cooke lab study the mechanism of action of two classes of motor proteins, the myosin family and the kinesin family, which share a structural homology. One long-range goal of their laboratory is to understand the molecular mechanisms by which these two classes of motor proteins generate force.

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