From Boston College

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.  (2019)  NCBP2-mediated apoptosis contributes to developmental defects of the schizophrenia-associated 3q29 deletion, bioRxiv 614750; doi:  *accepted to PLOS Genetics in January 2020

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, ii: jcs.224311


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.  


Edrogan 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). 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.
* These authors contributed equally

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.

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.


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.


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.

Lucaj C*, Evans M*, Nwagbara B, Ebbert P, Baker C, 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.
* These authors contributed equally

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. 25(21): 3350-3362

* These authors contributed equally



       -Molecular Biology of the Cell cover of Nov 15th issue by Beth Bearce:






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 

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.  

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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.  

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

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.   

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