Biology Department at Boston College
The Lowery Lab
December 12-16, 2015: Laura Anne presents a talk, and Beth, Burcu, Garrett, Patrick, and Erin all present posters at the American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Diego.

December 10, 2015:
The lab was featured in Boston College Magazine's article "Entry Points". The article highlights undergraduate research in five of BC's science labs. Check it out below!
http://bcm.bc.edu/issues/fall_2015/features/entry-points.html

December 3, 2015:
Laura Anne presents a lightening talk at the New England Society of Microscopy (NESM) meeting at the Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, MA.  She is also elected to the NESM Board as a Director of Biological Sciences.  Check out more about NESM here http://nesmicroscopy.org/

November 27, 2015:
Our review paper, "Cytoskeletal social networking in the growth cone: how +TIPs mediate microtubule-actin cross-linking to drive axon outgrowth and guidance" was accepted to Cytoskeleton. Congrats to Garrett for spearheading this project, along with Beth for her important contributions!

November 17, 2015:
Congratulations to Patrick Ebbert for acceptance to Hofstra Medical School for their MD program!

November 13, 2015:
  Our very own Beth Bearce was highlighted in a Boston College promotional video produced by the Office of News and Public Affairs.  The video is titled "Ever to Excel: The Power of Resilience".  Watch it here!  My favorite parts are: 1:05-1:14, 1:36-1:44 (especially 1:40), 2:08-2:18 (note Beth's dramatic blinking), 2:45-2:50, 3:22-3:24, 3:51-3:55.

November 3, 2015:
The Lowery Lab is excited to find out that we received a 3.0 percentile score on our R01 application.  It looks like we will be receiving our first R01 in 2016, from the National Institute of Mental Health!

November 2, 2015:
Laura Anne presents a talk at McGill University for their Molecular Seminar series. Thanks to host, Gary Brouhard, for a great visit!

October 18 - 21, 2015:
Laura Anne attends and presents a poster at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

October 15, 2015:
Laura Anne presents a talk at Stony Brook University for their Biochemistry and Cell Biology Department Seminar series. Thanks to host, David Matus, for a great visit!

October 2, 2015:
Our collaborator's paper, "Compartmentalized Toxoplasma EB1 bundles spindle microtubules to secure accurate chromosome segregation", was just accepted to Molecular Biology of the Cell. Congrats to Patrick and Belinda for doing the Xenopus work for this paper, and thanks to Chun-Ti (post-doc in the Gubbels lab) and MJ Gubbels for inviting us to be a part of this interesting story.

September 28 - October 1, 2015:
Laura Anne attends and presents a talk at the Xenopus PI Meeting, which she co-organized along with Marko Horb and Brian Mitchell, at Woods Hole, MA.
 
September 25, 2015:
Congratulations to our undergrad, Erin Rutherford, for receiving an ASCB Travel Award to attend the cell bio meeting in San Diego in December to present her work.

September 18, 2015:
Laura Anne presents a talk at Albert Einstein College of Medicine for the Department of Physiology and Biophysics Seminar series. Thanks to host, David Sharp, for a great visit!

September 14, 2015:
The lab welcomes new undergraduates Laurie Hayrapetian, Eric Lee, Kelly Hawkins, and Jessica Tiber!

July 31, 2015:
The Lowery Lab holds its 3rd annual Lab Retreat.

July 28, 2015:
Congrats to our undergrad, Andrew Francl, for being accepted into the NIH-funded Computational Image Analysis in Cellular and Developmental Biology Course at Woods Hole, to be held in October.

July 19 - 23, 2015:
Laura Anne attends and presents a poster at the Motile and Contractile Systems Gordon Conference.

June 15, 2015:
Our first review paper, "TIPsy tour guides: How microtubule plus-end tracking proteins (+TIPs) facilitate axon guidance" was officially accepted to Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. Congrats to Beth for spearheading this project, along with Burcu for her important contributions!

May 29, 2015:
We say a bittersweet farewell to our fantastic Research Project Manager, Belinda.  We wish her all the best as she heads off to medical school at St. George University in Grenada. 

May 21, 2015:
Congratulations to our PhD graduate student, Beth, for passing her qualifying exam!  Yay, Beth!

May 18, 2015:
Congratulations to our undergraduate seniors, Patrick, Matt, Charlie, Chris, and Joey, on their graduation day!  We are proud of your many accomplishments, and we will miss you!

May 13, 2015:
Our second research paper, "Xenopus TACC1 is a microtubule plus-end tracking protein that can regulate microtubule dynamics during embryonic development" was just accepted to Cytoskeleton. Congrats to Chris and Matt for spearheading this project, along with Belinda, Patrick, Charlie, Joey, Andrew, and Sean for their essential hard work! And thanks to all the other undergrads and our lab manager Aleks for supporting these studies.

May 7, 2015:
Congratulations to our PhD graduate student, Burcu, for passing her qualifying exam!  Yay, Burcu!

May 5, 2015:
At the Scholar of the College dinner, Matt is awarded the McCarthy Prize, for the best senior thesis in the Natural Sciences here at BC.  Congratulations, Matt!

May 1, 2015:
The Biology Dept Undergrad Research Day is today - congratulations to Matt for presenting a fantastic talk, as well as Patrick, Chris, Erin, Claire, and Andrew for presenting great posters!

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!

January 8, 2015:
The lab is currently accepting applications for 1-2 undergrad part-time volunteer positions for the spring semester. At this time we are requesting applications from interested freshmen and sophomores only. Applications are due by January 16th and instructions for submitting can be found here.

January 7, 2015:
Congratulations to undergraduate Matt Evans for acceptance into medical school at Oxford University!

January 5, 2015:
The lab welcomes Biology graduate rotation student, Sean Ruvolo!

January - May 2015: 
Dr. Lowery teaches the graduate-level course, "Advanced Cell Biology".

December 12, 2014:
Congratulations to Belinda for acceptance into medical school at St. George's University!

December 8, 2014:
Laura Anne presents an ePoster talk and Beth and Burcu both present posters at the American Society for Cell Biology meeting in Philadelphia.

November 25, 2014:
Undergrad Andrew Francl was highlighted in the Boston College Chronicle for his involvement in creating a website to make organic chemistry easier for students to learn.  Great work, Andrew!
Read the article HERE.

November 18, 2014
: Laura Anne presents a "dynamic" poster and Burcu presents a poster at Society for Neuroscience, in Washington DC.

November 13, 2014
: Laura Anne presents a talk at Yale University for the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Thanks to host, Tony Koleske, for a great visit!

November 10, 2014
: Laura Anne presents a talk at the University of Vermont for their Biology Department seminar. Thanks to hosts, Bryan Balliff and Marion Weir, for a great visit!

November 5, 2014
: Laura Anne gives a talk at the Axonal Transport and Neuronal Mechanics Workshop hosted by the Mathematical Biosciences Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

October 10, 2014
: Laura Anne presents a talk at SUNY Albany for their Biology Department seminar. Thanks to host, Ben Szaro, for a great visit!

October 8, 2014
: One of Beth's images has been selected for the Cover Image of the Nov 15th issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell!  Great microscopy work, Beth!

October 3, 2014
: The lab welcomes new undergrad, Alexandra Mills!

September 17, 2014
: Laura Anne presents a poster at the Axon Guidance meeting at Cold Spring Harbor.

September 15, 2014
: The lab welcomes new undergraduates Leslie Carandang, Paul Paris and Claire Stauffer!

September 8, 2014
: The lab welcomes Biology graduate rotation students, Alison Earley and Garrett Cammarata!

September 8, 2014
: Laura Anne presents a talk at Brandeis University for their Molecular Genetics seminar. Thanks to host, Bruce Goode, for a great visit! 

August 27, 2014
: Beth, Burcu, and Belinda all present poster presentations at the Boston College Biology Department Retreat.

August 26, 2014
: Laura Anne gives an invited plenary talk at the 15th International Xenopus Conference in Asilomar, California.

August 25, 2014
: The lab welcomes undergrad, Joey Volk!

August 22, 2014
: Our first research paper, "TACC3 is a microtubule plus-end tracking protein that promotes axon elongation and regulates microtubule plus-end dynamics in multiple embryonic cell types" was just accepted to Molecular Biology of the Cell. Congrats to Belinda for spearheading this project, along with Anna, Beth, Burcu, Patrick, Matt, and Erin for their essential hard work! And thanks to all the other undergrads for supporting these studies.

August 18, 2014:
The lab officially welcomes our new lab manager Aleks Ostojic!

July 31, 2014:
The lab is currently accepting applications for 1-2 undergrad part-time volunteer positions for the fall semester; At this time we are requesting applications from interested freshmen, sophomores, and juniors only. Applications are due by September 8th and instructions for submitting can be found here.

July 23, 2014
: Our fantastic lab manager Tiffany Enzenbacher's last day; The lab says a heartfelt goodbye to Tiffany and wishes her all the best at her amazing new job opportunity at Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum!

June 9, 2014
: Our tutorial article 'Using plusTipTracker software to measure microtubule dynamics in Xenopus laevis growth cones' was accepted to the Journal of Visualized Experiments. Congrats to Alina, Sal, Tiffany, and Patrick for their hard work on this project! For those interested in accessing the manuscript and video ahead of publication, please contact Laura Anne for details.

May 28, 2014
: The lab welcomes Smith College undergraduate Abby Antoine for the summer! Abby was awarded a Praxis Grant through Smith to work in our lab with the goal of gaining a deeper knowledge of the research that we are currently conducting.

May 19, 2014
: The lab congratulates Anna Faris for acceptance into the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University for Fall 2014!

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.

January 1, 2014:
Laura Anne Lowery officially begins her position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology here at Boston College.



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.

Lab News 2014-15