December 11, 2020: Micaela's paper on the role of 16p12.1 deletion orthologs in craniofacial development has been posted on BioRxiv.
December 2020: Laura becomes the BUSM Hem Onc Section Anti-Racism Champion, as part of the newly formed Diversity and Racial Equity Council. Please reach out to Laura if you have further ideas for how our community can be more anti-racist.
November 16, 2020: Laura gives a virtual seminar at BUSM for the Department of Biochemistry. Thanks to Nelson Lau for the invitation!
November 11, 2020: Laura hosts Dr. April Risinger from UT San Antonio for the Department of Medicine Cancer Center Grand Rounds seminar. Thanks to April for a great talk!
November 5, 2020: Laura serves on the Blue Ribbon Panel for poster judging for the BUSM Department of Medicine Evans Days.
October 26, 2020: Laura is a virtual guest speaker at CSU Long Beach Cytoskeletal Graduate class. Thanks to Elena Grintsevich for the invitation!
September 8, 2020: The Lowery Lab welcomes Mackenzie Hulme as our new Research Assistant and Lab Manager!
August 13, 2020: Congratulations to Garrett Cammarata for successfully defending his PhD thesis! He did a fantastic job. Here is his goodbye video:
July 20, 2020: Congratulations to Micaela Lasser for successfully defending her PhD thesis! She did a fantastic job. Here is her goodbye video:
July 16, 2020: Congratulations to BU undergrad Sarah Anwar for receiving one of the 2020 Loren E. Wold Awards. She was selected for this award in recognition of her outstanding UROP application. Only 4 were awarded in all of BU.
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.
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 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...
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!
April 2019: Laura Anne, Micaela, Ally, Eric, and Sydney attend NESDB in Woods Hole! See photo here. Ally presents a fast track talk and poster, and Micaela, Eric, and Sydney present posters. And congratulations to Ally for winning the "Best Undergrad Poster Presentation" award! Woo hoo! This is the 6th year in a row that a student in the lab wins an award at this meeting! See photos here.
March 2019: Our research paper, "Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome-associated genes are enriched in motile neural crest cells and affect craniofacial development in Xenopus laevis", was accepted to Frontiers in Physiology. Congratulations to Ali, Beth, Rachael, Fred, Megan, and Sangmook for their great work!
March 2019: Tom Hamilton, Annie Hamilton, and Kyle Bryant visit the Lowery Lab to discuss the importance of research on Friedreich's Ataxia. See photo here!
March 2019: Congratulations to Beth Bearce for being awarded the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Teaching!
March 2019: Our research paper, "XMAP215 promotes microtubule-F-actin interactions to regulate growth cone microtubules during axon guidance", was accepted to Journal of Cell Science. Congratulations to Paula, Garrett, Annika, and Ally for their great work!
March 2019: The Lowery Lab welcomes our newest undergraduates: David Martignetti, Chiara Rabeno, and Kathryn Giordano! The lab also welcomes our new PhD graduate student, Rayane Dennaoui! Welcome!!
January 2019: Laura Anne was the Keynote Speaker for Boston College Inaugural Leadership Day.
January 28, 2019: Our research paper, "Characterization of Xenopus laevis Guanine Deaminase reveals new insights for its expression and function in the embryonic kidney," was accepted to Developmental Dynamics. Congratulations to Paula, Garrett, Connor, Jackson, Oliver, and Sangmook for their great work!
January 28, 2019: The Lowery Lab is now accepting applications for sophomore and junior students to join the lab. Please apply here! Deadline for Spring semester acceptance is February 8th. After that date, we will begin interviews for the top candidates.