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-
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.