Publications (1999-Present)


Golding AE*, Visco I*, Bieling P, Bement WM. 2019. Extraction of active RhoGTPases by RhoGDI regulates spatiotemporal patterning of RhoGTPases. Elife. doi: 10.7554/eLife.50471.

*Co-first authors


Kita AM*, Swider ZT*, Erofeev I, Halloran MC, Goryachev AB, Bement WM. 2019. Spindle-F-actin interactions in mitotic spindles in an intact vertebrate epithelium. Mol Biol Cell. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E19-02-0126. pdf

*Co-first authors


Wang S, Arena ET, Becker JT, Bement WM, Sherer NM, Eliceiri KW, Yuan M. 2019. Spatially Adaptive Colocalization Analysis in Dual-Color Fluorescence Microscopy. IEEE Trans Image Process. doi: 10.1109/TIP.2019.2909194. pdf


Sandquist JC*, Larson ME*, Woolner S, Ding Z, Bement WM. 2018. An interaction between myosin-10 and the cell cycle regulator Wee1 links spindle dynamics to mitotic progression in epithelia. J. Cell Biol217:849-859. pdf

*Co-first authors


Varjabedian A, Kita A, Bement WM. 2018. Living Xenopus oocytes, eggs, and embryos as models for cell division. Methods Cell Biol. 144:259-285. pdf


Larson ME, Bement WM. 2017. Automated mitotic spindle tracking suggests a link between spindle dynamics, spindle orientation, and anaphase onset in epithelial cells. Mol Biol Cell. 28:746-759. pdf


Davenport NR, Bement WM. 2016. Cell repair: Revisiting the patch hypothesis. Commun Integr Biol. 9:2272-853. pdf


Holmes WR, Golding AE, Bement WM, Edelstein-Keshet L. 2016. A mathematical model of GTPase pattern formation during single-cell wound repair. Interface Focus. 6:20160032. pdf


Davenport NR*, Sonnemann KJ, Eliceiri KW, Bement WM. 2016. Membrane dynamics during cellular wound repair. Mol Biol Cell. 27:2272-2285. pdf

*Nick was awarded the 2017 MBoC Paper of the Year Award by the Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editorial Board.


Goryachev AB, Leda M, Miller AL, von Dassow G, Bement WM. 2016. How to make a static cytokinetic furrow out of traveling excitable waves. Small GTPases. 7:65-70. pdf


Holmes WR, Liao L, Bement W, Edelstein-Keshet L. 2015. Modeling the roles of protein kinase Cβ and η in single-cell wound repair. Mol Biol Cell. 26:4100-4108. pdf


Bement WM, Leda M2, Moe AM, Kita AM, Larson ME, Golding AE, Pfeuti C, Su KC, Miller AL, Goryachev AB, von Dassow G. 2015. Activator–inhibitor coupling between Rho signalling and actin assembly makes the cell cortex an excitable medium. Nat Cell Biol. 17:1471-1483. pdf


Moe AM, Golding AE, Bement WM. (2015). Cell Healing: Calcium, repair and regeneration. Sem Cell Dev Biol. 45:18-23. pdf


Kimble J, Bement WM, Chang Q, Cox BL, Drinkwater NR, Gourse RL, Hoskins AA, Huttenlocher A, Kreeger PK, Lambert PF, Mailick MR, Miyamoto S, Moss RL, O'Connor-Giles KM, Roopra A, Saha K, Seidel HS. 2015. Point of view: strategies from UW-Madison for rescuing biomedical research in the US. eLife. 09305. pdf


Su KC, Bement WM, Petronczki M, von Dassow G. 2014. An astral simulacrum of the central spindle accounts for normal, spindle-less, and anucleate cytokinesis in echinoderm embryos. Mol Biol Cell. 25:4049-4062. pdf


Vaughan EM, You JS, Elsie Yu HY, Lasek A, Vitale N, Hornberger TA, Bement WM. 2014. Lipid domain-dependent regulation of single-cell wound repair. Mol Biol Cell. 25:1867-1876. pdf


Bement WM, von Dassow G. 2014. Single cell pattern formation and transient cytoskeletal arrays Curr Opin Cell Biol. 26:51-59. pdf


Simon CM, Vaughan EM, Bement WM, Edelstein-Keshet L. 2013. Pattern formation of Rho GTPases in single cell wound healing. Mol Biol Cell. 24:421-432. pdf


Clark AG, Sider JR, Verbrugghe K, Fenteany G, von Dassow G, Bement WM. 2012. Identification of small molecule inhibitors of cytokinesis and wound repair. Cytoskeleton. 69:1010-1020. pdf


Yoo SK, Lam, PY, Eichelberg, MR, Zasadil, L, Bement, WM, Huttenlocher, A. 2012. The role of microtubules in neutrophil polarity and migration in live zebrafish. J. Cell Sci. 125:5702-5710. pdf


Burkel BM, Benink HA, Vaughan EM, von Dassow G, Bement WM. 2012. A Rho GTPase signal treadmill backs a contractile array. Dev Cell. 23:384-96. pdf


Shao H, Ma C, Zhang X, Li R, Miller AL, Bement  WM, Liu XJ. 2012. Aurora B regulates spindle bipolarity in meiosis in vertebrate oocytes. Cell Cycle. 11:2672-80. pdf


Sandquist JC, Kita AM, Bement WM. 2011. And the dead shall rise:  actin and myosin return to the spindle. Dev Cell. 21:410-9. pdf


Sonnemann KJ,  Bement WM. 2011. Wound repair:  toward understanding and integration of single-cell and multicellular wound responses. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 27:237-63. pdf


Vaughan EM, Miller AL, Yu HY, Bement, WM. 2011. Conrol of local Rho GTPase crosstalk by Abr. Curr Biol. 21:270-7. pdf


Sandquist JC, Bement,WM. (2010). Hold on tightly, let go lightly: myosin functions at adherens junctions. Nat Cell Biol. 12: 633-5. pdf



Miller AL, Bement,WM. (2009). Cell division: the need for speed. Curr Biol. 19: R1071-3. pdf


von Dassow G, Verbrugghe KJ, Miller AL, Sider JR, Bement WM. (2009). Action at a distance during cytokinesis. J Cell Biol. 187: 831-45. pdf


Woolner S, Miller AL, Bement WM. (2009). Imaging the cytoskeleton in live Xenopus laevis embryos. Methods Mol Biol. 586: 23-29. pdf


Clark AG, Miller AL, Vaughan E, Yu HY, Penkert R, Bement WM. (2009). Integration of single and multicellular wound responses. Curr Biol. 19: 1389-95. pdf


Woolner S, Bement WM. (2009). Unconventional myosins acting unconventionally. Trends Cell Biol. 19: 245-52. pdf


Miller AL, Bement WM. (2009). Regulation of cytokinesis by Rho GTPase flux. Nat Cell Biol. 11: 71-7. pdf


Zhang X, Ma C, Miller AL, Katbi HA, Bement WM, Liu XJ. (2008). Polar body emission requires a RhoA contractile ring and Cdc42-mediated membrane protrusion. Dev Cell. 15: 386-400. pdf


Woolner S, O'Brien LL, Wiese C, Bement WM. (2008). Myosin-10 and actin filaments are essential for mitotic spindle function. J Cell Biol. 182: 77-88. pdf


Miller AL, von Dassow G, Bement WM. (2008). Control of the cytokinetic apparatus by flux of the Rho GTPases. Biochem Soc Trans. 36: 378-80. pdf


Schietroma C, Yu HY, Wagner MC, Umbach JA, Bement WM, Gundersen CB. (2007). A role for myosin 1e in cortical granule exocytosis in Xenopus oocytes. J Biol Chem. 282: 29504-13 pdf


Yu HY, Bement WM. (2007). Multiple myosins are required to coordinate actin assembly with coat compression during compensatory endocytosis. Mol Biol Cell. 18: 4096-105. pdf


Burkel BM, von Dassow G, Bement WM. (2007). Versatile fluorescent probes for actin filaments based on the actin-binding domain of utrophin. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 64: 822-32. pdf


Bement, WM. (2007). Cytokinetic pyrotechnics. Dev Cell. 12: 663-4. pdf


Yu HY, Bement WM. (2007). Control of local actin assembly by membrane fusion-dependent compartment mixing. Nat Cell Biol. 9: 149-59. pdf


Bement WM, Yu HY, Burkel BM, Vaughan EM, Clark AG. (2007). Rehabilitation and the single cell. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 19: 95-100. pdf


Sokac AM, Schietroma C, Gundersen CB, Bement WM. (2006). Myosin-1c couples assembling actin to membranes to drive compensatory endocytosis. Dev Cell. 11: 629-40. pdf


Bement WM, Miller AL, von Dassow G. (2006). Rho GTPase activity zones and transient contractile arrays. Bioessays. 28: 983-93. pdf


Sokac AM, Bement WM. (2006). Kiss-and-coat and compartment mixing: coupling exocytosis to signal generation and local actin assembly. Mol Biol Cell. 17: 1495-502. pdf


Ma C, Benink HA, Cheng D, Montplaisir V, Wang L, Xi Y, Zheng PP, Bement WM, Liu XJ. (2006). Cdc42 activation couples spindle positioning to first polar body formation in oocyte maturation. Curr Biol. 16: 214-20. pdf



von Dassow G, Bement WM. (2005). A ring-like template for abscission. Dev Cell. 9: 578-80. pdf


Bement WM. (2005). A role for RKIP in cell motility. Chem Biol. 12: 953-4. pdf


Miller AL, Bement WM. (2005). An actin fishnet for DNA. Nat Cell Biol. 7: 775-6. pdf


Bement WM, Benink HA, von Dassow G. (2005). A microtubule-dependent zone of active RhoA during cleavage plane specification. J Cell Biol. 170: 91-101. pdf


Benink HA, Bement WM. (2005). Concentric zones of active RhoA and Cdc42 around single cell wound. J Cell Biol. 168:  429-39. pdf


Weber KL, Sokac AM, Berg JS, Cheney RE, Bement WM. (2004). A microtubule-binding myosin required for nuclear anchoring and spindle assembly. Nature. 431: 325-9. pdf


Bement WM, Sokac AM, Mandato CA. (2003). Four-dimensional imaging of cytoskeletal dynamics in Xenopus oocytes and eggs. Differentiation. 71: 518-27. pdf


Mandato CA, Bement WM. (2003). Actomyosin transports microtubules and microtubules control actomyosin recruitment during Xenopus oocyte wound healing. Curr Biol. 13: 1096-105. pdf


Rodriguez OC, Schaefer AW, Mandato CA, Forscher P, Bement WM, Waterman-Storer CM. (2003). Conserved microtubule-actin interactions in cell movement and morphogenesis. Nat Cell Biol. 5: 599-609. pdf


Sokac, A.M., Co, C., Taunton, J. Bement, W.M. (2003). Cdc42-dependent actin polymerization during compensatory endocytosis in Xenopus eggs. Nat. Cell Biol. 5: 727-732. pdf


Weber KL, Bement WM. (2002). F-actin serves as a template for cytokeratin organization in cell free extracts. J Cell Sci. 115: 1373-82. pdf


Bement, WM. (2002). Actomyosin rings: the riddle of the sphincter. Curr Biol. 12: R12-14. pdf


Gillespie PG, Albanesi JP, Bahler M, Bement WM, Berg JS, Burgess DR, Burnside B, Cheney RE, Corey DP, Coudrier E, de Lanerolle P, Hammer JA, Hasson T, Holt JR, Hudspeth AJ, Ikebe M, Kendrick-Jones J, Korn ED, Li R, Mercer JA, Milligan RA, Mooseker MS, Ostap EM, Petit C, Pollard TD, Sellers JR, Soldati T, Titus MA. (2001). Myosin-I nomenclature. J Cell Biol. 155: 703-4. pdf


Mandato CA, Bement WM. (2001). Contraction and polymerization cooperate to assemble and close actomyosin rings around Xenopus oocyte wounds. J Cell Biol. 154: 785-97. pdf


Mandato CA, Weber KL, Zandy AJ, Keating TJ, Bement WM. (2001). Xenopus egg extracts as a model system for analysis of microtubule, actin filament, and intermediate filament interactions. Methods Mol Biol. 161: 229-39.



Sokac AM, Bement WM. (2000). Regulation and expression of metazoan unconventional myosins. Int Rev Cytol. 200: 197-304. pdf


Benink HA, Mandato CA, Bement WM. (2000). Analysis of cortical flow models in vivo. Mol Biol Cell. 11: 2553-63. pdf


Waterman-Storer C, Duey DY, Weber KL, Keech J, Cheney RE, Salmon ED, Bement WM. (2000). Microtubules remodel actomyosin networks in Xenopus egg extracts via two mechanisms of F-actin transport. J Cell Biol. 150: 361-76. pdf


Bement WM, Benink H, Mandato CA, Swelstad BB. (2000). Evidence for direct membrane retrieval following cortical granule exocytosis in Xenopus oocytes and eggs. J Exp Zool. 86: 767-75. pdf


Mandato CA, Benink HA, Bement WM. (2000). Microtubule-actomyosin interactions in cortical flow and cytokinesis. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 45: 87-92. pdf


Bement WM, Mandato CA, Kirsch MN. (1999). Wound-induced assembly and closure of an actomyosin purse string in Xenopus oocytes. Curr Biol. 9: 579-87. pdf


Sider JR, Mandato CA, Weber KL, Zandy AJ, Beach D, Finst RJ, Skoble J, Bement WM. (1999). Direct observation of microtubule-f-actin interaction in cell free lysates. J Cell Sci. 112: 1947-56. pdf