Mechanisms of
Sperm Motility:
Dr. Charles Lindemann

Dr. Lindemann's research program investigated the mechanisms of sperm motility, with special emphasis on the workings of the flagellar axoneme. A number of talented undergraduate students were involved in the research, which was supported by the National Science Foundation. The work was supported by the Cellular Organization Program of the NSF. The main contribution of the program is a series of reports which build a case for a "Geometric Clutch" mechanism to explain how cilia and flagella generate a beat. This hypothesis was tested in a working computer simulation. Much of the lab's experimental work was designed to test specific predictions of the Geometric Clutch model.

Click here to find out: "What are cilia and flagella?"

Many thanks to John Coughlin for his expertise in getting this webpage started way back in 1999!
We also than Dan Walton for his mastery in redesigning the site in 2007 and Ben Dionne again in 2011
Presently, Kathie Lesich updates it when she can
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