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.

May 9, 2017:  The lab welcomes honorary undergraduate Dmitriy Lapin to the lab.  Dmitriy will be doing research in Laura Anne's post doc lab, the Van Vactor lab at Harvard Medical School, but will also be participating in the mentoring environment of the Lowery Lab.

May 6, 2017:
The lab has its end of Spring Semester party, where we say goodbye to graduating seniors, Jackson Bowers and Laurie Hayrapetian. 

May 5, 2017: 
Lots of lab undergrads present at the Biology Department Undergrad Research Day!  Posters are presented by all who attended the NESDB meeting, as well as Rachael and Megan.  Congrats to all for a great year of research!

April 27-29, 2017:
The lab attends the North East Regional Meeting for the Society of Developmental Biology.  Laura Anne was the co-organizer this year.  Beth presented a talk, and Burcu, Garrett, Micaela, Jackson, Ali, Eric, Kyle, Quinn, Ben, and Yan all presented posters.  Congrats to Eric for receiving the top undergraduate poster award and Beth for receiving one of the grad student talk awards!  The Lowery lab had a fantastic showing this year!

April 25, 2017:
Laura Anne presents a research seminar at Purdue University, for the Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Series. Thanks to host, Daniel Suter, for a great visit!

April 24, 2017:
Laura Anne was awarded the Reverend John R. Trzaska, S.J. Award, to the faculty member "who expanded the horizons, skills, and value systems of Boston College students by providing support and guidance outside of the classroom".
For photo at ceremony, see this page

March 8, 2017 -
Laura Anne presents a research seminar for the Biophysics Series at MIT. Thanks to host, Iain Cheeseman, for a great visit!

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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: 6/7/2017