Research InterestsCytoskeletal dynamics during cell migration, axon outgrowth, development of the nervous system
Research AreaAccurate 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.
Current MembersLowery, Laura A (Principal Investigator/Director)
Cammarata, Garrett (Graduate Student)
ContactInstitution: Boston University Address:
Higgins Hall Room 428
650 Albany St, 4th floor (X407)
Web Page: http://www.lowerylab.org