Via A Blog Around the Clock comes news that Daniel Rhoads, who writes the informative blog Migrations (and formerly A Concerned Scientist), has successfully defended his dissertation. So, after a few minor revisions, it looks like it won’t be too long before we’ll have to call him Dr. Rhoads.
In good blogger form, Daniel has published the first chapter of his dissertation online. The title of the chapter is “Integrin receptors and determinants of polarity in directed cell migration,” and it looks like a nice overview of the subject. As someone who used to study cell migration in blood vessel development from a cell biology perspective and now studies protein-protein interactions involved in cell migration and adhesion (particularly those involving the integrins) from a structural biology perspective, I think this is a fascinating topic, and I’d encourage you to give it a look. Also, make sure you go congratulate Daniel!