Cell Biology

Cell biologyThis program is focused on the molecular mechanisms that control cellular function and morphogenesis as well as cellular behavior in developing organisms. Research topics include: cell polarity, regulation of the cytoskeleton in cell function and shape, membrane trafficking, regulation of differential gene expression, developmental morphogenesis, maintenance of chromosomal fidelity, and signal transduction.  Training of graduate students and post-doctoral scientists in the group is multidisciplinary and includes genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and microscopy.

Select a faculty member below to learn more about their research in this area:

Dr. Brian Ackley
Associate Professor
(785) 864-5821
5004 Haworth

Interactions between neurons and their environment during development

Simon Atkinson
Professor, Vice Chancellor for Research
(785) 864-7298
Youngberg Hall 201

Cellular mechanisms involved in acute kidney injury and recovery

Dr. Mizuki Azuma
Associate Professor
(785) 864-6163
7031 Haworth

The function of Ewing sarcoma proteins in mitosis.

Dr. Yoshi Azuma
(785) 864-7540
3037 Haworth Hall

The role of posttranslational modification by SUMO on cell division cycle.

Professor, Chancellors Club Teaching Professor
(785) 864-4007
7035 Haworth

T cell activation, cell signaling, adhesion molecules.

Associate Professor
(785) 864-4328
8035 Haworth Hall

Regulation of cell shape in nematode tubule formation.

Dr. David Davido
Professor, Alumni Liaison
(785) 864-4022
7047 Haworth

Molecular virology and pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus.

Dr. William Dentler
(785) 864-3490
4011 Haworth

Regulation of ciliary and flagellar assembly

Dr. Dan Dixon
Associate Professor
(785) 864-0169
4035 Haworth

Role of post-transcriptional gene regulation in cancer.

Dr. Anthony Fehr
Assistant Professor
(785) 864-6626
8041 Haworth

The impact of ADP-ribosylation on Coronavirus replication and pathogenesis

Dr. T. Chris Gamblin
Professor, Associate Chair, Post doctoral fellow, Northwestern University, 1998-2002; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1998
(785) 864-5065
5055 Haworth

Role of tau in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr Scott Hefty
Professor, Undergraduate Studies Director
(785) 864-5392
8051 Haworth

Molecular Mechanisms of Chlamydia Pathogenesis

Dr. Erik Lundquist
Professor, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
(785) 864-5853
5049 Haworth Hall

Developmental neurobiology, genetics, and genomics.

Frank B. Tyler Professor of Cancer Research , Research Coordinator
(785) 864-5079
7049 Haworth

Role of APC tumor suppressor protein in normal colon and in cancer.

Dr. Berl Oakley
Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology
(785) 864-8170
7050 Haworth

Mitosis, gamma-tubulin function, cell cycle regulation and fungal secondary metabolites.

Dr. Lisa Timmons
Associate Professor
(785) 864-7363
5041 Haworth

ABC transporters and RNAi: anti-foreign genome responses and stem cell regulation.

Associate Professor
(785) 864-5235
4004 Haworth

Morphogenetic mechanisms of limb development.

Dr. Liang Xu
(785) 864-6319
3177 ISB1

Molecular therapy targeting cancer and cancer stem cells, via novel nanovectors and rational drug design.

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