Katrina McNeely

April 5, 2018 by rls9ha@virginia.edu

Katrina McNeely


Dwyer Lab

Research Interest:

The Dwyer lab is interested in neural development, and we focus on the unique cell division that neural progenitors undergo.  My project centers around the Kinesin-6 family member Kif20b.  Kif20b is involved in the final stage of cell division, abscission.  I am using a loss of function mouse model of Kif20b to elucidate the importance of abscission timing in controlling the size of the brain.