Our Lab

Welcome to the Lowery Lab website! We are busy working on many different 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 the NSF.

Big news! While the lab began at Boston College in 2014, we are moving to the Boston Medical Center (with Laura Lowery being a Associate Professor at Boston University) in 2020. Laura began at BU January 2020 and will transition the lab to BMC by summer 2020. 

Latest News

2016 video to highlight training in the Lowery lab

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. Interviews will be in February. 

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...


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!


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Funding for this research has been provided by the NIH, 
the American Cancer Society, and the National Science Foundation.