The Beach Lab

Welcome to the Beach Lab in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine!

The Beach Lab investigates how cells build contractile forces. These forces are critical many cellular processes, 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.

Very excited for our new colleague/neighbor/collaborator to join the department!!!!

Welcome Dr. Patrick Oakes to LUC!!!


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