The Beach Lab

Welcome to the Beach Lab in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine!

We investigate how cells build contractile forces. These forces are critical at steady-state for many cellular processes, but are especially important during dynamic cell movements, such as cell migration and cell division. Our primary approach is to use high-resolution and super-resolution imaging techniques to determine how cells control the spatio-temporal assembly dynamics of myosin motor proteins.

Our work is supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and Loyola University Chicago