User:Benjamin J Dubin-Thaler

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Benjamin J Dubin-Thaler (an artistic interpretation)
  • Ben Dubin-Thaler
  • Cell Motion Laboratories, Inc.
  • Columbia University Station
  • PO Box 250288
  • New York, NY 10025-0288
  • USA
  • Email me through OpenWetWare

I work in the CellMotion lab. I learned about OpenWetWare from a scientific american article that my dad sent to me, and I've joined to start an electronic lab notebook and see what is going on here! I might even use this for my students aboard the BioBus.


  • 2007, PhD, Columbia University
  • 2000, BA, Columbia University

Research interests

  1. Cell Motility
  2. Cellular Biophysics
  3. Science Education


  1. Sims TN, Soos TJ, Xenias HS, Dubin-Thaler B, Hofman JM, Waite JC, Cameron TO, Thomas VK, Varma R, Wiggins CH, Sheetz MP, Littman DR, and Dustin ML. Opposing effects of PKCtheta and WASp on symmetry breaking and relocation of the immunological synapse. Cell. 2007 May 18;129(4):773-85. DOI:10.1016/j.cell.2007.03.037 | PubMed ID:17512410 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Giannone G, Dubin-Thaler BJ, Rossier O, Cai Y, Chaga O, Jiang G, Beaver W, Döbereiner HG, Freund Y, Borisy G, and Sheetz MP. Lamellipodial actin mechanically links myosin activity with adhesion-site formation. Cell. 2007 Feb 9;128(3):561-75. DOI:10.1016/j.cell.2006.12.039 | PubMed ID:17289574 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Sawada Y, Tamada M, Dubin-Thaler BJ, Cherniavskaya O, Sakai R, Tanaka S, and Sheetz MP. Force sensing by mechanical extension of the Src family kinase substrate p130Cas. Cell. 2006 Dec 1;127(5):1015-26. DOI:10.1016/j.cell.2006.09.044 | PubMed ID:17129785 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Döbereiner HG, Dubin-Thaler BJ, Hofman JM, Xenias HS, Sims TN, Giannone G, Dustin ML, Wiggins CH, and Sheetz MP. Lateral membrane waves constitute a universal dynamic pattern of motile cells. Phys Rev Lett. 2006 Jul 21;97(3):038102. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.038102 | PubMed ID:16907546 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Ma'ayan A, Jenkins SL, Neves S, Hasseldine A, Grace E, Dubin-Thaler B, Eungdamrong NJ, Weng G, Ram PT, Rice JJ, Kershenbaum A, Stolovitzky GA, Blitzer RD, and Iyengar R. Formation of regulatory patterns during signal propagation in a Mammalian cellular network. Science. 2005 Aug 12;309(5737):1078-83. DOI:10.1126/science.1108876 | PubMed ID:16099987 | HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Döbereiner HG, Dubin-Thaler BJ, Giannone G, and Sheetz MP. Force sensing and generation in cell phases: analyses of complex functions. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2005 Apr;98(4):1542-6. DOI:10.1152/japplphysiol.01181.2004 | PubMed ID:15772064 | HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Döbereiner HG, Dubin-Thaler B, Giannone G, Xenias HS, and Sheetz MP. Dynamic phase transitions in cell spreading. Phys Rev Lett. 2004 Sep 3;93(10):108105. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.108105 | PubMed ID:15447457 | HubMed [Paper7]
  8. Giannone G, Dubin-Thaler BJ, Döbereiner HG, Kieffer N, Bresnick AR, and Sheetz MP. Periodic lamellipodial contractions correlate with rearward actin waves. Cell. 2004 Feb 6;116(3):431-43. PubMed ID:15016377 | HubMed [Paper8]
  9. Dubin-Thaler BJ, Giannone G, Döbereiner HG, and Sheetz MP. Nanometer analysis of cell spreading on matrix-coated surfaces reveals two distinct cell states and STEPs. Biophys J. 2004 Mar;86(3):1794-806. DOI:10.1016/S0006-3495(04)74246-0 | PubMed ID:14990505 | HubMed [Paper9]
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    list under construction

  11. ISBN:3527305874 [Book1]
  12. ISBN:3540260412 [Book2]

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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