I am interested in elucidating the role of microtubules and associated motor proteins, during epithelial homeostasis in the developing wing disc. In order to accomplish this, I am utilizing a combination of techniques, including RNAi and CRISPR directed toward genes associated with these microtubules to uncover novel functions.
B.S. Cell Biology, University of Kansas (2010)
Discovery of supernumerary B chromosomes in Drosophila melanogaster.
Bauerly, E., Hughes, S.E., Vietti, D.R., Miller, D.E., McDowell, W., and Hawley, R.S.
Genetics. 2014. 196(4): 1007-16.
Gamma-tubulin is required for bipolar spindle assembly and for proper kinetochore microtubule attachments during prometaphase I in Drosophila oocytes.
Hughes, S.E., Beeler, J.S., Seat, A., Slaughter, B.D., Unruh, J.R., Bauerly, E., Matthies, H.J., and Hawley, R.S.
PLoS Genetics. 2011. 7(8):e1002209.
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