Research Associate Prem Thapa's Technique on Cell Electrotaxis Featured on APS Website
 

A two-minute movie of Research Associate Prem Thapa's technique for inducing electrode-cellular interfaces was featured on the APS website.  About a dozen of these movies ran in continuous play during the 2009 March APS meeting at one of the press booths.  It was one of a few chosen for this honor among hundreds.

The video on cell electrotaxis accompanied a 2009 APS March Meeting paper and shows the electrical current running between two nanowires that attracts an amoeba, which allows researchers to study the creature while reducing the risk of damaging it.

Abstract:  A28.00014

Video Length: 1:46

Video Credit:  Prem Thapa, Kansas State University