Research

Theses

2019-2020

  • A possible function for drosophila protein split discs - Aidan Teran (Biology)
  • Regulation of microtubule polarity by the spectraplakin Short stop and the GAS 2 family protein Pickled eggs- Julia Montes-Laing (Biology)
  • Interrogating how extracellular matrix cues control morphology in cultured drosophila neural cells – Luke Steiger (Neuroscience)
  • Investigating the role of split discs in craniofacial development using traction force microscopy - Maham Zia (Physics)
  • Elucidating the biochemical function of the drosophila CG11811 protein implicated in non-muscle myosin II regulation - Vicki Deng (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

2018-2019

  • Microtubule dynamics and tracking: An analysis of the properties of the dynamic ends of microtubules - Aminta Gueye (Biology)
  • The spatial and temporal regulation of non-muscle myosin II contractility - Madelyn O'Kelley Bangsberg (Biology)
  • Exploring the adhesive proteins in drosophila primary cultures - Maya Feldthouse (Neuroscience)
  • Attempt to characterize split discs, the D. melanogaster ortholog of SPECCIL, using a biotin ligase screen for protein interactions - Samuel Aldape (Biology)
  • An investigation of colocalization of non-muscle myosin II regulatory light chain with split discs and its mutants - Zia Rady (Biology)

2015-2016

  • Quantifying cellular mechanotransduction in morphogenesis and cancer - Abrar Abidi (Physics)
  • The role of actin-microtubule crosslinking in cell migration - Mari Cobb (Biology)
  • Action of Cytoskeletal Crosslinking Proteins in Nuclear Positioning and Movement - Emily Merfeld (Psychology-Biology)
  • Characterization and in vivo Kinteic Analysis of Drosophila CG10915 - Meghan O'Connell (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

2014-2015

  • Post-translational modifications of α-tubulin - Agnes Kim (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
  • Non-canoical RN-tre: functional independence from GAP activity - Gustavo Lopez (Biology)

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