David Higgins

Microtubules are cable-like structures that provide structure and organization to eukaryotic cells. The organization of microtubules in plants is not dependent upon a single organizing structure as in animal and yeast cells and is not fully understood. My research focuses on better understanding how microtubules organize in different ways throughout the cell cycle, particularly related to the mitotic and meiotic spindle.

Areas of Research: 
Cellular and Developmental Biology; Molecular Genetics

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