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.

March 9, 2018:  Laura Anne gives a seminar at the Whitehead Institute Lunchtime Forum.  Thanks to the Whitehead Postdoc Association for organizing a great visit!

March 1, 2018:
The Lowery Lab (spearheaded by Beth, with help from many others) organizes a Lowery Lab Dance Party to celebrate the tenure news! 

February 26, 2018: 
Laura Anne gives a talk at Bentley University Colleges Against Cancer Program, about her research funded by the American Cancer Society.

February 23, 2018: 
Laura Anne receives a call from Dean Kalscheur - she has been awarded tenure!

February 4, 2018: 
Laura Anne is the faculty speaker at the BC Order of the Cross and Crown induction ceremony.

December 2, 2017:
Many members of the Lowery Lab attended ASCB in Philadelphia.  Beth, Burcu, Garrett, Micaela, Paula, Ali, Ben, and Eric all presented posters.  Burcu and Paula also gave fantastic talks!  Laura Anne co-chaired a Neuronal Cytoskeleton Subgroup Session for the 3rd year in a row.

November 2017:
  The Lowery Lab welcomes our newest undergraduates, Luke Murphy and Eric Snow!

Sept 19, 2017:
Laura Anne presented her tenure talk for the Department of Biology at Boston College!  Thanks to everyone who attended!

September 12, 2017:
The lab welcomes new undergraduates Jessica Bolduc and Mitchell Lavoie!

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Biology Department at Boston College
The Lowery Lab
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.
Our Lab
Our Mission
Funding for this research has been provided by
 Boston College, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes,
 the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Last updated: 3/22/2018