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 here at BC. We currently have a busy and enthusiastic crew here as we get our research off the ground.

April 10 - 12, 2015:
The Lowery Lab attends the Northeast Society for Developmental Biology meeting in Woods Hole, MA.  Beth, Burcu, Patrick, Matt, Erin, and Andrew also present posters, while Laura Anne presents a talk.

Congratulations to Matthew Evans for winning one of the undergrad poster awards!  And congratulations to Laura Anne for being voted as one of the co-organizers for next year's meeting.

March 22, 2015 - March 26, 2015
: Laura Anne and Beth attend the EMBO workshop "Emerging Concepts of the Neuronal Cytoskeleton" meeting in Puerto Varas, Chile. Laura Anne is an invited speaker and Beth is presenting a poster.  Thanks to organizers, Christian Gonzalez-Billault and Tony Brown, for organizing a fantastic meeting!

March 18, 2015:
Congratulations to undergrads Patrick and Matt for giving great Senior thesis presentations today!

March 10, 2015:
Laura Anne presents a talk at Tufts Medical School for the Integrated Science Program Seminar series. Thanks to host, Julia Yelick, for a great visit!

February 25, 2015:
Laura Anne presents a talk at Penn State University for the Huck Institute Neuroscience Seminar series. Thanks to host, Melissa Rolls, for a great visit!

February 23, 2015:
The lab welcomes our new PhD student, Garrett Cammarata!

Janaury 21, 2015:
The lab welcomes new undergrad sophomore, Jackson Bowers!

January 20, 2015:
The lab welcomes Gary McDowell, post-doctoral researcher from the Levin Lab at Tufts University, as a visiting scholar in the Lowery Lab!

See more news HERE

Last updated: 4/13/2015

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