Welcome to the Scarlata Lab
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Our lab is focused on researching how cells communicate with their surroundings and the outside world. The cellular communication system can involve a group of proteins called “G Proteins” that can cause cells to move, divide, and change structure. Using biophysical methods, we can observe how cells respond to different stimulating agents as well as attempt to control these responses.
Image of calcium in a heart cell (left) Pattern for normal calcium in red and Gq signals in blue (right).