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.


June 2018: The lab welcomes our newest members!  Ashley Oh and Katherine Montas are BC undergraduates, both in the McNair Scholars program.  Christy Abraham is a summer undergraduate student from Nova Southeastern University, here for the NSF-funded summer REU program.  Ivanna Lai and Molly Connors are high school students visiting the lab for the summer.

June 4, 2018: 
Laura Anne gives a seminar at Tufts University.  Thanks to Mike Levin for hosting! 

May 30, 2018: 
Laura Anne gives a seminar at UT Health San Antonio for the Department of Pharmacology.  Thanks to April Risinger for organizing a great visit!

May 28, 2018:
Our review paper, "The role of the microtubule cytoskeleton in neurodevelopmental disorders," was accepted to Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. Congratulations to Micaela and Jessica Tiber for their great work! 

May 11, 2018:
Congratulations to Micaela for getting through her qualifying exam!

May 5, 2018:
The lab has its end of Spring Semester party, where we say goodbye to graduating seniors, Ali Mills, Kyle Lawrence, Eric Lee, Jessica Tiber, Quinn Coughlin, and Oliver Yan.  We will miss all of you.

May 4, 2018:
Undergraduate senior Ali Mills won the Balkema Prize in the Biology Department for the Best Senior Thesis.  Congratulations, Ali!

May 4, 2018:
Scholar of the College recipient, Kyle Lawrence, gave an awesome at the Biology Department Undergraduate Research Day!  And lots of undergrads presented posters!  Congrats to all for a great year of research!


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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: 5/22/2018