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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: William James Nelson Laboratory, Records
    creator: Nelson, W. J. (W. James)
    Identifier/Call Number: SC1453
    Physical Description: 10.5 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): circa 2000-2018
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/spc.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Transfer, 2018.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item] William James Nelson Laboratory, Records (SC1453). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Nelson lab's research seeks to understand how cell interactions specify the correct cellular organization of complex tissues, and how structurally and functionally different plasma membrane domains are assembled and tailored to specific tissue and organ functions. They take multi-faceted experimental approaches to these problems including: biophysical methods using single molecules; in vitro reconstitution with purified proteins; state-of-the art live cell fluorescence microscopy; and analysis of abnormalities in cellular and subcellular organization in disease states. They focus on experimentally tractable model cell systems that can be examined mechanistically by biochemical and cell biological approaches, although they are now working with more complex developmental systems including Zebrafish and Dictyostelium. Their research has provided detailed molecular insights into protein-protein interactions and mechanisms that link cell-cell adhesion to the functional differentiation of cells. https://biox.stanford.edu/people/w-james-nelson

    Scope and Contents

    Collection consists of lab research notes.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Biology -- Research.
    Physiology -- Research
    Nelson, W. J. (W. James)