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About us:

Eukaryotic cells accomplish cell division with exquisite spatial and temporal control. A key event during cell division is the formation of an actin- and myosin-based contractile ring that constricts to physically separate two new daughter cells. Our lab is fascinated with how chromosome segregation and cytokinesis are coordinated to ensure genomic integrity and the molecular details of how the contractile ring is formed and organized. To study these topics, we employ a powerful combination of experimental techniques including sophisticated super-resolution imaging, biochemical reconstitution, structural biology, proteomics/mass spectrometry and genetics.

Click to learn more about our projects in the following areas: Coordination of cell division | Assembly of the division apparatus

For more updates on the Gould Lab, follow us on Twitter @Gould_Lab.

We are members of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. For more information about our institution and life in Nashville, visit our links or Contact Us.

Welcome new IGP graduate students!

If you are interested in learning more and talking about possible rotation projects, feel free to contact Dr. Kathy Gould!