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 (grant MCB-0918294). 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 is tested in a working computer simulation. Much of the most recent experimental work from the lab was designed to test specific predictions of the Geometric Clutch model.
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