Research Areas

Our lab is broadly interested in how cells and multicellular systems build and control transient cytoskeletal arrays, and how those arrays function. Toward this end, we have four main projects, listed here in no particular order:  1) We study the signals elicited by single and multicellular wounding and how those signals trigger the repair process.  2) We study how interactions between microtubules, actin filaments, and myosins lead to the assembly of a functional mitotic signal.  3) We study the signals that control cyokinesis and how those signals direct cell division.  4) We study the links between signaling events, exo/endocytosis, actin filaments and myosins.  To obtain more details about each of these projects, click on the appropriate choice in the dropdown menu.