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Our NSF EDGE grant is funded!

Because of the generous support of the NSF EDGE program, we now have resources to develop molecular genetics for chytrid fungi! We will use these tools to study the evolution of cell...

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BioEssays review published.

Our BioEssay review on how language influences our understanding of cell motility has been published. Here is an excerpt from the full text: The lack of a concise and consistently applied vocabulary...

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We’re NIH funded!

It’s official; NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease) has funded our R21 grant “Disruption of gene function in Naegleria.” Over the next two years, we will adapt RNAi and CRISPR...

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MBL Whitman Center Early Career Award: we’re headed to Woods Hole!

Exciting news: Lillian has been awarded a 2018 Whitman Center Early Career Award to work at the Marine Biological Laboratory. We’ll be heading out to Woods Hole this summer to study aquatic...

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ASCB Celldance 2017 unveiled

A major highlight of our trip to the ASCB annual meeting this year was the award ceremony for the ASCB 2017 Cell Dance competition where we unveiled our winning entry. This video...

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Our paper is featured in JCB’s “The Year in Cell Biology: 2017”

Each year, the editorial board of the Journal of Cell Biology selects 10 papers for their Year in Cell Biology that represent a “broad selection of cutting edge cell biology and reflects...

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Review on evolution of crawling motility published

Our review “Our evolving view of cell motility” came out today in the journal Cell Cycle. We outline how we are tracing the evolutionary history of distinct modes of cell motility. This...

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Our analysis of crawling neutrophils is published in eLife

Our paper “Actin-based protrusions of migrating neutrophils are intrinsically lamellar and facilitate direction changes” came out today in eLife. Here, we describe how we apply new imaging techniques (lattice light sheet microscopy)...

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Preparing for Journal Club

Reading the literature is one of the most important things we do! Journal Club provides a format for us to keep up on the literature, engage with ideas as a group, and...

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We’re here!

We’ve opened our doors on the beautiful UMass Amherst campus. The wet lab space is currently getting its finishing touches, and we can’t wait for the exciting science that will take place...

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