March 9, 2018: Laura Anne gives a seminar at the Whitehead Institute Lunchtime Forum. Thanks to the Whitehead Postdoc Association for organizing a great visit!
March 1, 2018: The Lowery Lab (spearheaded by Beth, with help from many others) organizes a Lowery Lab Dance Party to celebrate the tenure news!
February 26, 2018: Laura Anne gives a talk at Bentley University Colleges Against Cancer Program, about her research funded by the American Cancer Society.
February 23, 2018: Laura Anne receives a call from Dean Kalscheur - she has been awarded tenure!
February 4, 2018: Laura Anne is the faculty speaker at the BC Order of the Cross and Crown induction ceremony.
December 2, 2017: Many members of the Lowery Lab attended ASCB in Philadelphia. Beth, Burcu, Garrett, Micaela, Paula, Ali, Ben, and Eric all presented posters. Burcu and Paula also gave fantastic talks! Laura Anne co-chaired a Neuronal Cytoskeleton Subgroup Session for the 3rd year in a row.
November 2017: The Lowery Lab welcomes our newest undergraduates, Luke Murphy and Eric Snow!
Sept 19, 2017: Laura Anne presented her tenure talk for the Department of Biology at Boston College! Thanks to everyone who attended!
September 12, 2017: The lab welcomes new undergraduates Jessica Bolduc and Mitchell Lavoie!
Aug 26-29, 2017: Laura Anne presents a talk at the Xenopus Emerging Technologies and Resource Meeting at MBL, Woods Hole. Post-doc Paula Slater also attends this great meeting!
Aug 23-25, 2017: Laura Anne is a faculty "sweep" at the BC Halftime Retreat at the Connors Retreat Center in Dover, MA.
Aug 21-22, 2017: Post-doc Paula Slater and PhD student Micaela Lasser both present talks at the BC Biology Dept Retreat at the Connors Retreat Center in Dover, MA.
Aug 20-22, 2017: Laura Anne is a guest faculty instructor at the Xenopus Imaging Workshop at the National Xenopus Resource center at MBL, Woods Hole, MA. PhD student Beth also is a TA for the course for the entire week.
July 30-Aug 3, 2017: Laura Anne and Beth attend and present posters at the Gordon Conference on Motile and Contractile Systems at Colby-Sawyer College, NH.
July 28, 2017: Laura Anne has been appointed the ASCB Ambassador to Boston College.
July 14-16, 2017: Laura Anne attends the Society of Developmental Biology Meeting in Minneapolis. It was a great conference with lots of amazing science!
July 11, 2017: Laura Anne presents a research seminar at University of Minnesota. Thanks to host, Gant Luxton, for a great visit!
June 28, 2017: The Lowery Lab holds its 5th Annual Lab Retreat!
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!
February 6, 2017: Our lab's fourth independent research paper, "The microtubule plus-end-tracking protein TACC3 promotes axon outgrowth and mediates responses to guidance signals during development" was just accepted to Neural Development. Congrats to Burcu Erdogan for spearheading this project, along with Garrett, Andrew, Eric, Ben, and Erin for their essential hard work! And thanks to all the other undergrads and our lab manager Aleks for supporting these studies.
February 6, 2017: The lab welcomes new undergraduate students Alexandra Magee, Connor Monahan, Seung Woo Kim, Annika Samuelson, and John McNamara!
January 24, 2017: Congratulations to our undergraduate senior Laurie Hayrapetian for her acceptance into medical school at George Washington University!
January 17, 2017: The lab welcomes our new graduate student Micaela Lasser!
January 17, 2017: Laura Anne presents a research seminar at UMASS Amherst, for the MCB Graduate Program Seminar Series. Thanks to host, Jenny Ross, for a great visit!
January 9, 2017: Laura Anne presents a research seminar at Caltech. Thanks to host, Marianne Bronner, for a great visit!
December 16 - January 18: The lab is currently accepting applications for 1-2 undergrad part-time volunteer positions for the spring semester. At this time, we are especially interested in applications from interested freshmen and sophomores. Applications are due by January 18th and instructions for submitting can be found here.
December 3-7, 2016: The Lowery Lab attends the ASCB meeting in San Francisco. Laura Anne co-organizes a Saturday session on Neuronal Cell Biology with colleague and friend, Stephanie Gupton (UNC Chapel Hill), while Burcu presents a talk in the microsymposium, and Beth, Garrett, Erin, and Jackson all present posters.
November 9, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk at UC Davis for their MCB seminar. Thanks to host, Kassi Ori-McKenney, for a great visit!
November 8, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk at UC Berkeley seminar. Thanks to host, Richard Harland, for a great visit!
November 7, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk at UC San Francisco seminar. Thanks to host, Fred Chang, for a great visit!
November 4, 2016: Our review paper, "Xenopus laevis as a model system to study cytoskeletal dynamics during axon pathfinding," was accepted to Genesis: The journal of Genetics and Development. Congratulations to Paula and Laurie for their great work!
November 1, 2016: Laura Anne is an invited speaker at the 15th Anniversary Nikon Imaging Symposium at Harvard Medical School.
October 18, 2016: Our review paper, "Exploring the developmental mechanisms underlying Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: evidence for defects in neural crest cell migration," was accepted to Developmental Biology. Congratulations to Erin for her excellent work on this!
October 17, 2016: Laura Anne presents a seminar for the Dept of Biology at the University of Richmond. Thanks to host, Omar Quintero, for an excellent visit!
October 5, 2016: Laura Anne presents a seminar for the Colloquium for Science Majors at College of Saint Rose. Thanks to host, Becky Landsberg, for a great visit!
September 26, 2016: The lab welcomes our newest undergraduates Helen Nazarenko and Sydney Kim!
September 13, 2016: Laura Anne presents a Special Seminar for the Dept of Cell Biology and Physiology at UNC Chapel Hill. Thanks to host, Stephanie Gupton!
September 12, 2016: Laura Anne and Beth attend the Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting. Beth presents a poster.
September 6, 2016: We welcome out newest undergraduate, Megan Selig!
September 2, 2016: The lab welcomes new Biology graduate rotation students, Micaela Lasser and Samantha Dyckman!
September 1, 2016: We welcome Paula Slater as the lab's first Postdoctoral Researcher!
August 29, 2016: The lab welcomes new undergraduate Jingzong Yan!
August 28, 2016 - September 1, 2016: Laura Anne and Burcu attend the International Xenopus Meeting in Crete. Laura Anne presents a talk, and Burcu presents a poster.
August 22, 2016 - August 23, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk and Beth, Burcu, Garrett and Erin all present poster presentations at the Boston College Biology Department Retreat.
August 19, 2016: The Lowery Lab holds its 4th annual Lab Retreat.
August 17, 2016: Our lab's third independent research paper, "TACC2 is a microtubule plus-end tracking protein that can promote microtubule polymerization during embryonic development" was just accepted to Molecular Biology of the Cell. Congrats to undergrads Leslie and Erin for spearheading this project, along with Patrick, Ali and Jackson for their essential hard work! And thanks to all the other undergrads and our lab manager Aleks for supporting these studies.
August 5, 2016: Beth, Burcu, and Erin present posters at the Society for Developmental Biology meeting, in Boston, MA.
July 27, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk at UCLA. Thanks to host, Margot Quinlan, for a great visit!
July 13, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk for the Neuroscience Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thanks to host, Tim Gomez, for a great visit!
June 21, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk at Temple University and Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center Seminar series. Thanks to host, Gianluca Gallo, for a great visit!
June 21, 2016: We receive news that our collaborator, Santosh Girirajan from Penn State, has received a 4th percentile on our R01 application! Looks like we are going to have more research funds to work on how genes associated with various intellectual disabilities may impact brain development!
June 13, 2016: We welcome Sangmook Lee as the lab's first Senior Research Associate!
June 8, 2016: We received word from the NSF that the NSF MRI grant, of which Laura Anne was one of the lead PI's, is being recommended for funding. It looks like BC will be acquiring a super resolution microscope!
May 29 - June 1, 2016: Laura Anne and Erin attend the EMBL Microtubule Meeting in Heidelberg, Germany.
May 31, 2016: Congratulations to Garrett for passing his qualifying exam!
May 22, 2016: We receive word that the American Cancer Society will be funding our research, on the role of TACC proteins in cell motility!
May 11, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk at Drexel University for their Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar series. Thanks to host, Peter Baas, for a great visit!
May 2, 2016: Laura Anne receives the Notice of Award for our R01 from NIMH - 2 million dollars over 5 years!
May 2, 2016: Welcome to our newest undergrads, sophomore Kyle Lawrence and freshman Ben Pratt.
April 26, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk at University of Washington for their Department of Biochemistry Seminar series. Thanks to host, Andrea Wills, for a great visit!
April 20, 2016: Our undergrad seniors have all decided where they will be next year! Patrick will be attending medical school at the University of Pittsburgh; Erin will be attending graduate school at EMBL in Rome; Andrew will be attending graduate school at the Brain and Cognitive Science Department at MIT; Leslie will be volunteering for a year at Amate House while applying to medical school. Congrats to all for your fantastic accomplishments!
April 15-17, 2016: The lab attends the North East Regional Meeting for the Society of Developmental Biology. Laura Anne was the co-organizer this year. Beth, Burcu, Garrett, Leslie, Erin, and Jackson all presented posters. Congrats to Leslie and Erin for receiving undergraduate poster awards!
April 15, 2016: Laura Anne receives word that our March of Dimes grant, on Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, will be funded!
March 23, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk at UMASS Lowell for their Biology Department Seminar series. Thanks to host, Sarah McMenamin, for a great visit!
March 9, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk at Columbia University for their Pathology and Cell Biology Seminar series. Thanks to host, Francesca Bartolini, for a great visit!
March 7, 2016: Laura Anne, together with Physics Professor, Ken Burch, have received an NSF award to fund their "Research Experience for Undergraduates" Integrated Scienced program, to be held at BC during the summers of 2017-2019.
March 3, 2016: Congratulations to our undergraduate seniors Andrew Francl and Erin Rutherford for getting accepted to graduate schools!
February 22, 2016: We just received the Notice of Award for an R03 grant from the NIDCR!
February 1, 2016: The lab welcomes new undergraduate freshman, Rachael Cella!
January 29, 2016: Our collaborator's paper, "Conserved roles for cytoskeletal components in determining laterality", was just accepted to Integrative Biology. Congrats to Garrett for working with our post-doc affiliate, Gary McDowell (post-doc in the Mike Levin's lab at Tufts), to do the microtubule dynamics assays for the paper, and thanks to both Mike and Gary for inviting us to be a participant in this interesting story.
January 28, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk at BC's "Junior Scholars in Conversation" program. Continued thanks to Charlie Gallagher SJ for facilitating a great session.
January 26, 2016: The lab welcomes new undergraduate sophomore, Quinn Coughlin!
January 26, 2016: Our review paper, "Using Xenopus laevis retinal and spinal neurons to study mechanisms of axon guidance in vivo and in vitro" was accepted to Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology. Congrats to Burcu for spearheading this project, along with Patrick for his important contributions!
January 20 - May 5, 2016: This semester, Laura Anne teaches BIOL304 - Undergraduate Cell Biology and BIOL615 - Advanced Cell Biology.
January 15, 2016: Laura Anne presents a talk at University of Southern California for the Craniofacial Molecular Biology Seminar Series. Thanks to host, Ruchi Bajpai, for a fantastic visit!
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.