Vincent T. Moy, Ph.D.
- Physiology and Biophysics
Dr. Moy's laboratory is interested in understanding how weak intermolecular forces generated by the interactions of biomolecules contribute to cellular functions. Their experimental approach involves the acquisition of direct measurements of intramolecular and intermolecular forces at the level of individual molecules. Thus, an important component of his research is the development of advanced biophysical techniques with the sensitivity and precision to investigate the submicroscopic properties of biological systems under near physiological conditions. One such technique employs the atomic force microscope (AFM) to measure the mechanical forces generated during cell adhesion and migration. In other projects, advanced confocal microscopy techniques are used to investigate immune cell functions, including signaling, adhesion and motility.