Katrina McNeely, B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Biochemistry
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.