Current Lab Members
B.S. Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D.Neuroscience, University of Utah
Postdoc Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California San Francisco
Our lab uses the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to study formation of the cellular antenna, the cilium, and how its assembly is coordinated with other cellular processes. We are currently using this system to study coordination of actin- and microtubule-based trafficking as well as signaling mediated regulation of flagellar assembly kinetics.
For fun: running, sciTwitter, and playing with my son
B.S. Biology, Rockhurst University
Actin dynamics and characterization of actin binding proteins in Chlamydomonas.
For fun: soccer, running, playing guitar, and going to concerts
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, KUMC Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences
B.S. Biochemistry, Rockhurst University
My research interest focuses on the regulation of flagellar assembly. We previously used a small molecule kinase inhibitors to identify potential regulators of flagellar assembly. Currently, I am studying the role of actin redundancy in Chlamydomonas flagellar dynamics.
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K-INBRE Postdoctoral Fellow
B.E. Bioengineering, Hubei University, China
M.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Hubei University, China
Ph.D. Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Postdoc Indiana University School of Medicine
Molecular mechanisms of entry and exit of flagellar proteins / The function of uncharacterized flagellar associated proteins (FAPs)
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Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellow, KUMC Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences
B.S. Biochemistry, Wichita State University
Rotation project: Rescue of mutant flagellar phenotypes and live cell tracking of signaling proteins in Chlamydomonas.
For fun: fitness, reading, and spending time with friends and family
Graduate Rotation Student, KUMC Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences
B.S. Biology, Claflin University
Rotation project: Identifying the trigger for flagellar gene transcription using systems and cell biological approaches.
For fun: watching movies, reading, participating in outdoor/indoor activities, and spending time with family and friends
K-INBRE Summer Scholar and Undergraduate, Springhill College
Actin dependent membrane and protein trafficking in Chlamydomonas
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Undergraduate/Medical Student, 6 year UMKC medical program
Investigating cytoskeletal dynamics in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
For fun: running, sleeping, reading, hiking, and fishing
Research Assistant David Mueller (Current: Boston University Medical School)
Postdoc Soumita Dutta (Current: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Texas Health Science Center, Koehler Lab)