Renjith Viswanathan


Protein liquid-liquid separation (LLPS) is a captivating phenomenon in cellular biology where certain proteins, often intrinsically disordered, spontaneously assemble into liquid droplets within cells, resembling the separation of oil and water. These dynamic biomolecular condensates, driven by a delicate balance of attractive and repulsive forces, serve as hubs for various cellular processes, including transcriptional regulation and stress response. LLPS has implications beyond cellular organization, playing a crucial role in several neurodegenerative disorders. My goal is to understand LLPS, exploring fresh perspectives on cellular organization and potential therapeutic avenues.