Lim Lab | Papers

The promise of optogenetics in cell biology: interrogating molecular circuits in space and time

Jared E. Toettcher, Christopher A. Voigt, Orion D. Weiner, Wendell A. Lim
Nature Methods 1, 35-38 (2011)

Optogenetic modules offer cell biologists unprecedented new ways to poke and prod cells. The combination of these precision perturbative tools with observational tools, such as fluorescent proteins, may dramatically accelerate our ability to understand the inner workings of the cell.