Cell Biology

This 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.

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Brian Ackley
  • Professor
  • Co-Director, Undergraduate Biology Program
  • Director, NIH Graduate Training at the Chemistry-Biology Interface
  • Campus Coordinator, Kansas IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence