Aufderheide, Karl individual record
Associate Professor

Cell/Developmental Biology. Developmental Genetics. Intracellular differentiation of eukaryotes, especially ciliates. General interests in: intracellular pattern formation and morphogenesis; molecular aspects of gene expression in ciliate protozoa; development of organelles, including intracellular motility and organelle localization. Specific interests in: signal transduction, regulation of cytoskeletal organization, and motility in the social amoeba Dictyostelium; organization, patterning and morphogenesis of surface-related cytoskeletal and membranous structures of ciliates, especially Paramecium; applications of laser optical force trap technology to developmental problems in Paramecium tetraurelia and Tetrahymena thermophila; 2 molecular aspects of serotype gene expression in P. tetraurelia; development of exocytotic organelles (the trichocysts) in P. tetraurelia. General approach involves use of classical and modern light and electron microscopic techniques, integrated with genetic, molecular, mechanical or physiological manipulations of the cells.

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Academic Articles44
  • Aufderheide, K. J., & Janetopoulos, C. (2016). Migration of Dictyostelium discoideum to the Chemoattractant Folic Acid. Methods in Molecular Biology. Chemotaxis. (pp. 25-39). Springer New York.
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  • Aufderheide, K. J. (2013). Paramecium Molecular Evolution. Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics. (pp. 219-221). Elsevier.
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Conference Papers2
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