Our Lab

Welcome to the Lowery Lab website!  The lab in Higgins 430 began in January 2014, when Laura Anne began her position as an Assistant Professor in Biology here at BC.  She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018.  As always, we 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 currently funded by the NIH, the American Cancer Society, and NSF.

Latest News

2016 video to highlight training in the Lowery lab

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: Torey Arnold and Laura Anne attend and present posters at the Gordon Conference on Motile and Contractile Systems. Torey was also a discussion leader for the Gordon Research Seminar on July 27, 2019. Also, exciting news that Torey is elected Chair of the Gordon Research Seminar for 2021!  


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...


June 4, 2019: Our review paper, " The many faces of Xenopus: Xenopus laevis as a model system to study Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome," was accepted to Frontiers in Physiology. Congratulations to Micaela, Ben, Connor, and Fred for their great work!    


June 3, 2019: The lab welcomes NSF REU student Jordan Thomas, from Frostburg State University! She is here with us for the summer, working on the WHS project.

May 4, 2019: The Lowery Lab has its annual end-of-Spring semester party and we said goodbye to our many seniors - Rachael Cella, Fred Kim, Megan Selig, Annika Samuelson, Ally Magee, Connor Monahan, Tim Zaccaro, Ben Pratt, and Jack McNamara. We thank them for all of the hard work! See photo here.  


May 3, 2019:  Our undergrad Fred presented an amazing talk at the Biology Department Undergrad Research Day, and many undergrads presented posters! Congratulations, everyone!


May 1, 2019: The Lowery Lab welcomes our new post-doc, Torey Arnold! Torey received his Ph.D. from University of Michigan, where he worked in Ann Miller's lab. Welcome, Torey! 

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Boston College

Funding for this research has been provided by
 Boston College, American Cancer Society, National Science Foundation,
 the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.