Our Lab

Welcome to the Lowery Lab website! We are busy working on a number of different research projects, ranging from microtubule dynamics during axon guidance to craniofacial development to cancer metastasis. We are currently funded by the NIH and the American Cancer Society.

Big news! While the lab began at Boston College in 2014, we moved to the Boston Medical Center (with Laura Lowery's appointment as an Associate Professor at Boston University) in 2020. Laura began at Boston University in January 2020 and will completely transition the lab to Boston Medical Center by the end of summer 2020. 

2016 video to highlight training and mentoring in the Lowery lab

Latest News

Breaking news! PhD student Micaela Lasser's thesis defense date is set for July 20, 2020...Zoom link to the defense will be provided to those who are interested. Please let Laura or Micaela know if you would like to attend.

June 22, 2020: The Lowery Lab welcomes Boston University PhD student, Razie Amraei, who is doing a rotation in our lab this month. Welcome, Razie, we are so excited to have you join us!

June 10, 2020: The Lowery Lab joins academic groups around the country to "Strike for Black Lives." We are postponing all academic-related work for today, and instead, we will use our time to reflect on how we as individuals and as a group can do a better job to promote anti-racism and support our black colleagues.  https://www.particlesforjustice.org/strike-details

June 9, 2020: Burcu and Beth's protocol on "Live imaging of cytoskeletal dynamics in Xenopus laevis growth cones and neural crest cells" has been accepted to Cold Spring Harbor Protocols for their Xenopus edition. Congratulations, Burcu and Beth! 

June 2, 2020: Burcu's paper on phosphorylation of TACC3 in axons was accepted to the journal, Cytoskeleton! Congratulations to Burcu for her successful work spearheading this study, along with contributors Garrett and Tim, and a huge shout-out to our collaborators Riley St. Clair and Bryan Ballif from the University of Vermont. We couldn't have done it without you!

June 1, 2020: The lab welcomes BU STaRS program student, Andrea Navarrett Vargas, undergraduate from UC Irvine, who will be joining the lab this summer. We are so excited to have you here with us (albeit in an online capacity)!

April 2020: Congratulations to PhD student, Micaela Lasser, for accepting a postdoc position in Helen Willsey's lab at UC San Francisco! She will join the Willsey lab in the Fall, after she defends her thesis.

March 27, 2020: Congratulations to Sarah Anwar and Parth Patel, who both received UROP funding awards for this summer! We hope that the lab will be open so that you can do the research that you proposed! Sending out best wishes to the world for this pandemic to get under control so that the lab can get back to our work...

March 2020: The lab welcomes new Boston University undergrads, Sarah Anwar, Parth Patel, and Rashed Alananzeh! We are glad to have you join us!

January 2020: The lab is hiring a Research Technician, to begin in June 2020 at Boston University Medical Center. This is an ideal position for a current BC undergrad that is graduating in May and wants to work in a lab during their gap year while they apply to medical school. The position will consist of both research (studying microtubule dynamics and cancer, as well as the functions of genes associated with human intellectual disability disorders) as well as overall managerial tasks (including helping Laura Anne move the lab equipment/supplies from BC to BUSM). Please email Prof Lowery at lalowery@bu.edu with your CV/resume if you are interested (or if you have questions), by the end of January. 

January 2020: Our collaborator's paper was accepted to PLOS Genetics! Congratulations, Micaela and Sydney, for your great work and accomplishment as co-authors on this publication.

January 2020: Laura Anne moves to Boston University, and the lab will begin to transition to the Boston Medical Center. Grad students Micaela and Garrett will finish up their PhD work at Boston College during the transition.

December 2019: Micaela, Garrett, Eric, and Laura Anne all went to ASCB in Washington DC. Laura Anne was co-chair of the Cytoskeletal Dynamics Mini-Symposium and also presented a talk.

August 7, 2019: Our NSF-funded summer REU student, Jordan Thomas, gives an awesome talk at the end of summer REU Research Symposium.


July 28, 2019: Laura Anne attended and presented a poster at the Gordon Conference on Motile and Contractile Systems.   


July 26th, 2019: Micaela Lasser and Eric Snow attend and present posters at the SDB Meeting in Boston. 


July 25, 2019: Ashley Oh and Katherine Montas give excellent research talks at the BC McNair Research Symposium!


July 11th, 2019: The Lowery Lab has its annual summer lab retreat! 

June 20, 2019: Our PhD student Burcu Erdogan successfully defended her thesis!!  Congratulations, Burcu!  Here is Burcu's goodbye video that Laura Anne made for her...

June 10, 2019:  Our PhD student Beth Bearce successfully defended her thesis!!  Congratulations, Beth!  Here is Beth's goodbye video that Laura Anne made for her...


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