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-
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 13, 2014: The lab congratulates Belinda Nwagbara for receiving a Poster Award at the Northeast Regional Society for Developmental Biology meeting!
March 31, 2014: The lab congratulates Beth Bearce for receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! This will fund her graduate stipend for the next 3 years! Yay, Beth!
March 21, 2014: The lab congratulates Matt Evans for being chosen for a 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship! Read about Matt's award in The Boston College Chronicle here.
March 20, 2014: The lab congratulates Patrick Ebbert for being named a 2014 Boston College Dean's Scholar!
March 19, 2014: The lab welcomes BC undergrads Taylor Nagel and Xiaolin Chen!
March 3, 2014: The lab welcomes our first official PhD students, Beth Bearce and Burcu Erdogan!
February 25, 2014: The lab welcomes BC undergrads Chris Lucaj, Andrew Francl, Jonathan Boudreau!
January 13, 2014: The lab welcomes Erin Rutherford, our newest BC undergrad!
January 9, 2014: Our new Zeiss spinning disk confocal system arrived this week, and we took the first images today!
January 6, 2014: The lab welcomes Biology rotation graduate student Amy Valera for the months of January and February.
Last updated: 4/16/2014