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From Boston University (2020-present)

Sabo J, Zdimalova M, Slater P, Dostal V, Herynek S, Libusova L, Lowery LA, Braun M, Lansky Z. (2023) CKAP5 enables formation of actin bundles by dynamic microtubules. Current Biology, 2023 Dec 6:S0960-9822(23)01581-6

Hutchison A/Sibanda C, Hulme M, Anwar S, Gur B, Thomas R, Lowery LA. (2023) Re-examining the evidence that ivermectin induces a melanoma-like state in Xenopus embryos. Bioessays, 2023 Nov 20:e2300143.

Lasser M, Bolduc J, Murphy L, O’Brien C, Lee S, Girirajan S, Lowery LA. (2022) 16p12.1 deletion orthologs are expressed in motile neural crest cells and are important for regulating craniofacial development in Xenopus laevis, Frontiers in Genetics - Genetics of Common and Rare Diseases,

Hann I, Voelzmann A, Parkin J, Fuelle J, Slater PG, Lowery LA, Sanchez-Soriano N, Prokop A. (2021) Tau, XMAP215/Msps and Eb1 jointly regulate microtubule polymerisation and bundle formation in axons, PLOS Genetics, Jul 6;17(7):e1009647. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009647.  

Davidson L, Lowery LA. Imaging methods in Xenopus cells, embryos, and tadpoles. (2021) Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, Jul 8. doi: 10.1101/pdb.top105627.

Pizzo L, Lasser M, Yusuff T, Jensen M, Ingraham P, Huber E, Singh MD, Monahan C, Iyer J, Desai I, Karthikeyan S, Goud DJ, Yennawar S, Weiner AT, Krishnan A, Rolls M, Lowery LA, Girirajan S. (2021) Functional assessment of the “two-hit” model for neurodevelopmental defects in Drosophila and X. laevis, PLOS Genetics, 5;17(4):e1009112.

Erdogan B/Bearce E, Lowery LA. (2020) Live imaging of cytoskeletal dynamics in embryonic Xenopus laevis growth cones and neural crest cells. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, doi:10.1101/pdb.prot104463.

Erdogan B, St. Clair R, Cammarata GM, Zaccaro T, Ballif BA, Lowery LA. (2020)  Investigating the impact of the phosphorylation status of tyrosine residues within the TACC domain of TACC3 on microtubule behavior during axon growth and guidance. Cytoskeleton, 77(7):277-291.

Ori-McKenney K, Lowery LA. (2020)  Regulation of cytoskeletal dynamics and transport. Mol Biol Cell. 1(6):406. 

Singh MD, Jensen M, Lasser M, Huber E, Yusuff T, Pizzo L, Lifschutz B, Desai I, Kubina A, Yennawar S, Kim S, Iyer J, Rincon-Limas D, Lowery LA, Girirajan S.  (2020)  NCBP2-mediated apoptosis contributes to developmental defects of the schizophrenia-associated 3q29 deletion, PLOS Genetics 13;16(2):e1008590.  

From Boston College (2014-2019)

Hu Y, Lyu W, Lowery LA, Koleske AJ. (2019) Regulation of MT dynamics via direct binding of an Abl family kinase. J Cell Biol 218(12):3986-3997.

Lasser M/Pratt B, Monahan C, Kim SW, Lowery LA.  (2019) The many faces of Xenopus: Xenopus laevis as a model system to study Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. Front. Physiol. Jun 26;10:817.  

Mills A/Bearce E, Cella R, Kim SW, Selig M, Lee S, Lowery LA. (2019) Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome-Associated Genes Are Enriched in Motile Neural Crest Cells and Affect Craniofacial Development in Xenopus laevis.  Front Physiol. Apr 12;10:431.

Slater P/Cammarata G, Samuelson A, Magee A, Hu Y, Lowery LA.  (2019) XMAP215 promotes microtubule-actin filament interactions to regulate microtubule behavior and growth cone response to guidance signals.  Journal of Cell Science, 132(9) doi: 10.1242/jcs.224311

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Slater P, Cammarata G, Monahan C, Bowers J, Yan O, Lee S, Lowery LA.  (2019) Characterization of Xenopus Guanine Deaminase reveals new insights for its expression and function in the embryonic kidney.  Developmental Dynamics, doi: 10.1002/dvdy.14.


Lasser M, Tiber J, Lowery LA. (2018) The Role of the Microtubule Cytoskeleton in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 12:165. doi:10.3389/fncel.2018.00165.  


Erdogan B, Cammarata GM, Lee EJ, Pratt BC, Francl AF, Rutherford EL, Lowery LA. (2017) The microtubule plus-end-tracking protein TACC3 promotes persistent axon outgrowth and mediates responses to axon guidance signals during development. Neural Development. 12:3 doi 10.1186/s13064-017-0080-7.


Slater, PG, Hayrapetian L, Lowery LA. (2017) Xenopus laevis as a model system to study cytoskeletal dynamics during axon pathfinding. genesis, 55(1-2). Genesis, doi: 10.1002/dvg.22994.

Rutherford EL, Lowery LA. (2016) Exploring the developmental mechanisms underlying Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome: evidence for defects in neural crest migration. Developmental Biology, 420(2016) 1-10.

Rutherford EL/Carandang L, Ebbert PT, Mills AN, Bowers JT, Lowery LA. (2016) Xenopus TACC2 is a microtubule plus-end tracking protein that can promote microtubule polymerization during embryonic development. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 27(20):3013-3020.

McDowell GS, Lemire JM, Pare JF, Cammarata G, Lowery LA, Levin M. (2016) Conserved roles for cytoskeletal components in determining laterality.  Integrative Biology, 8(3):267-86.

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Dickinson AJ, Lowery LA. (2016)  Xenopus as a model for developmental biology, Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 51:53.

Erdogan B, Ebbert P, Lowery LA. (2016) Using Xenopus laevis retinal and spinal neurons to study mechanisms of axon guidance in vivo and in vitro. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 51:64-72.


Cammarata G, Bearce E, Lowery LA. (2016) Cytoskeletal social networking in the growth cone: how +TIPs mediate microtubule-actin cross-linking to drive axon outgrowth and guidance. Cytoskeleton, 73:461-476.

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Chen CT, Farrell M, de Leon J, Nwagbara B, Ebbert P, Ferguson D, Lowery LA, Morrissette N, Gubbels MJ. (2015)  Compartmentalized Toxoplasma EB1 bundles spindle microtubules to secure accurate chromosome segregation. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 26(25):4562-76.

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Bearce B, Erdogan B, Lowery LA. (2015) TIPsy tour guides: How microtubule plus-end tracking proteins (+TIPS) facilitate axon guidance. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 9:241. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2015.00241.

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Lucaj C/Evans M, Nwagbara B, Ebbert P, Baker C, Volk J, Francl A, Ruvolo S, Lowery LA. (2015) Xenopus TACC1 is a microtubule plus-end tracking protein that can regulate microtubule dynamics during embryonic development. Cytoskeleton. 72(5):225-34.

Nwagbara B/Faris A, Bearce E, Erdogan B, Ebbert P, Evans M, Rutherford E, Enzenbacher T, Lowery LA. (2014) TACC3 is a microtubule plus-end tracking protein that promotes axon elongation and also regulates microtubule plus-end dynamics in multiple embryonic cell types. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 25(21): 3350-3362.

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Stout A, D'Amico S, Enzenbacher T, Ebbert P, Lowery LA. (2014) Using plusTipTracker software to measure microtubule dynamics in Xenopus laevis growth cones, Journal of Visualized Experiments. (91):e52138.  *Video also available on PMC, best viewed in quicktime

Lemmon VP, Ferguson AR, Popovich PG, Xu XM, Snow DM, Igarashi M, Beattie CE, Bixby JL, and the MIASCI Consortium* (2014) Minimum information about a spinal cord injury experiment (MIASCI) - a proposed reporting standard for spinal cord injury experiments. Journal of Neurotrauma 31:1354-1361.    *Laura Anne was a member of the MIASCI Consortium

Lowery LA. (2014) Axon guidance: FLRTing promotes attraction. Current Biology Volume 24, Issue 5, R198-R200.

From Harvard Medical School (2009-2013)

Lowery LA, Stout A, Faris AE, Ding L, Baird MA, Davidson MW, Danuser G, Van Vactor D. (2013) Growth cone-specific functions of XMAP215 in restricting microtubule dynamics and promoting axonal outgrowth. Neural Dev Dec 1;8(1):22.

Long JB, Bagonis M, Lowery LA, Lee H, Danuser G, Van Vactor D. (2013) Multiparametric analysis of CLASP-interacting protein functions during interphase microtubule dynamics. Mol Cell Biol  33(8):1528-45.

Lowery LA, Faris AE, Stout A, Van Vactor D. (2012) Neural explant cultures from Xenopus laevis. Journal of Visualized Experiments (68):e4232.  

Lowery LA, Lee H, Lu C, Murphy R, Obar RA, Zhai B, Schedl M, Van Vactor D, Zhan Y. (2010) Parallel genetic and proteomic screens identify Msps as a CLASP-Abl pathway interactor in Drosophila. Genetics 185:1311-25. 

Lowery LA and Van Vactor D. (2009) The trip of the tip: understanding the growth cone machinery. Nature Reviews Mol Cell Biol 10:332-43.  

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From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001-2008)

Chang J, Lowery LA, Sive H. (2012) Multiple roles for the Na,K-ATPase subunits, Atp1a1 and Fxyd1, during brain ventricle development. Developmental Biology 368 (2):312-22.

Lowery LA, Sive H. (2009) Totally tubular: the mystery behind function and origin of the brain ventricular system. Bioessays 31(4):446-58. 

Lowery LA, De Rienzo G, Gutzman J, Sive H. (2009) Characterization and classification of zebrafish brain morphology mutants. Anatomical Record  292(1):94-106.

Gutzman JH, Graeden E, Lowery LA, Holley H, Sive H. (2008) Formation of the zebrafish midbrain-hindbrain boundary constriction requires laminin-dependent basal constriction. Mechanisms of Development 125(11-12):975-83. 

Lowery LA, Rubin J, Sive H. (2007) wis/sfpq is required for cell survival and neuronal development in the zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics  236(5):1347-57.

Lowery LA and Sive H. (2005) Initial formation of zebrafish brain ventricles occurs independently of circulation and requires thenagie oko and snakehead/ atp1a1a.1 gene products. Development 132(9):2057-67.  

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Lowery LA and Sive H. (2004) Strategies of vertebrate neurulation and a re-evaluation of teleost neural tube formation. Mechanisms of Development  121(10):1189-97. 

From the University of California, San Diego (1999-2001)

Hardaker LA, Singer E, Kerr R, Zhou G, Schafer WR. (2001) Serotonin modulates locomotory behavior and coordinates egg-laying and movement in Caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of Neurobiology 49 (4):303-13. 

Waggoner LE, Hardaker LA, Golik S, Schafer WR. (1999) Effect of a neuropeptide gene on behavioral 
states in Caenorhabditis elegans egg-laying. Genetics 154:1181-1192.   

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