Life Sciences Building 237
Education: Ph.D. University of Virginia 1991
Research Interest: Cytoskeletal-membrane Interactions
A major focus of research in my laboratory concerns the regulation of interactions between the plasma membrane and the actin cytoskeleton, particularly in epithelial cells. The attachment of membrane proteins to actin filaments that lie just beneath the plasma membrane is controlled by various signal transduction pathways, and plays important roles in determining overall membrane physiology as well as cell shape, attachment, and motility.