Roger D. Sloboda

Ira Allen Eastman Professor of Biological Sciences
Professor in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program

Cilia and flagella, which project from the cell surface of many different cell types, are involved in cell motility. They also act like antenna and sense environmental conditions. They are taken apart at each cell division and reassembled by the two, newly formed daughter cells. Our lab is studying the steps required for the disassembly of cilia and flagella to occur prior to the start of cell division.

Biological Sciences
B.S. State University of New York at Albany
Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Selected Publications

Sloboda, Roger D. (2016).  Purification and Localization of Intraflagellar Transport Particles and Polypeptides, in: Cytoskeleton; Methods and Protocols, 3rd ed., pp. 119-137.  doi 10.1007/978-1-4939-3124-8_6

Sloboda, Roger D. (2015). Isolation and Analysis of Microtubules and Associated Proteins, In: Subcellular Fractionation: A Laboratory Manual, edited by Paul R. Pryor, Cold Spring Harbor Press, New York, pp: 115-140.  doi: 10.1101/pdb.top074526

Kull, F. Jon and Roger D. Sloboda (2014).  A Slow Dance for Microtubule Acetylation.  Cell 157:1255-1256.  doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.05.021

Werner-Petersen, Rita and Sloboda, Roger D.  (2013).  Methylation of Structural Components of the Axoneme Occurs During Flagellar Disassembly,  Biochemistry, 52:8501-09.  doi 10.1021/bi4011623

Sloboda, Roger D.  (2009).  Flagella and Cilia: The Long and the Short of It.  Current Biology, 19:R1084-1087.  doi 10.1016/j.cell.2014.05.021

Sloboda, Roger D.  (2009).  Post-Translational Protein Modifications in Cilia and Flagella.  Methods in Cell Biology, 94:347-363.  doi:10.1016/S0091-679X(08)94018-8

Sloboda, Roger D.  (2009). Purification and Localization of Intraflagellar Transport Particles and Polypeptides, in Methods in Molecular Biology: Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols, ed. by Ray Gavin, Humana Press, 586:207-225.  doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3124-8_6

Sloboda, Roger D. and Louisa Howard (2009).  Protein Methylation in Full Length Chlamydomonas Flagella.  Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton, 66:650-660.  doi: 10.1002/cm.20387

Schneider, Mark J., Megan Ulland, and Roger D. Sloboda (2008).  A Protein Methylation Pathway in Chlamydomonas Flagella Is Active During Flagellar Resorption, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 19:4319-4327. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E08-05-0470

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