Welcome to the Johnston Lab at the

University of New Mexico

Lab overview:

We are broadly interested in the mechanisms that regulate mitotic spindle function during cell division. We are particularly focused on understanding how spindles are assembled and how they properly orient relative to cell polarity cues. These events are vital for proper tissue development, and defects in them are associated with several human diseases, including cancer. This image depicts a molecular model describing how these dynamic processes are controlled.

Protein function

Our research spans biochemical studies of protein function in vitro, to...

neural stem cells

...Genetic studies of tissue development in vivo using Drosophila as a model

203 castetter hall

To inquire about joining the lab contact Dr. Johnston - johnstca@unm.edu