The Lowery Lab                Biology Department at Boston College
Accurate axon guidance is absolutely essential
to the development and function of the nervous
system, and abnormalities in neural connectivity
are associated with a multitude of neuro-
developmental disorders. 

The long-term goal of our lab is to understand
the cell biological mechanisms by which the
embryonic growth cone coordinates multiple
sources of guidance information in order to
steer in the right direction. 

Our research utilizes high-resolution live imaging
and computational analysis of cytoskeletal
behavior in cultured
Xenopus laevis neurons
to address this goal.

Welcome to the Lowery Lab website!  The lab in Higgins 430 officially opened in January 2014, when Laura Anne began her position as an Assistant Professor in Biology here at BC.  We currently have a busy and enthusiastic crew working on many exciting research projects, ranging from microtubule dynamics in axon guidance to craniofacial development to cancer metastasis.  We are funded by the NIH, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, and NSF.

June 21, 2016:
Laura Anne presents a talk at Temple University and Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center Seminar series. Thanks to host, Gianluca Gallo, for a great visit!

June 21, 2016:
We receive news that our collaborator, Santosh Girirajan from Penn State, has received a 4th percentile on our R01 application!  Looks like we are going to have more research funds to work on how genes associated with various intellectual disabilities may impact brain development!

June 13, 2016:
We welcome Sangmook Lee as the lab's first Senior Research Associate!

June 8, 2016:
We received word from the NSF that the NSF MRI grant, of which Laura Anne was one of the lead PI's, is being recommended for funding.  It looks like BC will be acquiring a super resolution microscope!

May 29 - June 1, 2016:
Laura Anne and Erin attend the EMBL Microtubule Meeting in Heidelberg, Germany.

May 31, 2016:
Congratulations to Garrett for passing his qualifying exam!

May 22, 2016:
We receive word that the American Cancer Society will be funding our research, on the role of TACC proteins in cell motility!

May 11, 2016:
Laura Anne presents a talk at Drexel University for their Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar series. Thanks to host, Peter Baas, for a great visit!

May 2, 2016:
Laura Anne receives the Notice of Award for our R01 from NIMH - 2 million dollars over 5 years!

May 2, 2016:
Welcome to our newest undergrads, sophomore Kyle Lawrence and freshman Ben Pratt.

April 26, 2016:
Laura Anne presents a talk at University of Washington for their Department of Biochemistry Seminar series. Thanks to host, Andrea Wills, for a great visit!

April 20, 2016:
  Our undergrad seniors have all decided where they will be next year!  Patrick will be attending medical school at the University of Pittsburgh; Erin will be attending graduate school at EMBL in Rome; Andrew will be attending graduate school at the Brain and Cognitive Science Department at MIT; Leslie will be volunteering for a year at Amate House while applying to medical school.  Congrats to all for your fantastic accomplishments!

April 15-17, 2016:
The lab attends the North East Regional Meeting for the Society of Developmental Biology.  Laura Anne was the co-organizer this year.  Beth, Burcu, Garrett, Leslie, Erin, and Jackson all presented posters.  Congrats to Leslie and Erin for receiving undergraduate poster awards!

April 15, 2016:
Laura Anne receives word that our March of Dimes grant, on Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, will be funded!

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Last updated: 6/29/2016

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