Luther Pollard

Regulation of Non-Muscle Myosins


Profile

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Vermont in 2010 and then joined the CMB program at UVM the same year. During my undergrad, I had the chance to work with Matthew Lord, PhD on a project that gave insight into the regulation of actin structure assembly within yeast cells. I am currently working with Dr. Lord on my PhD research.

Selected Publications

Pollard LW, Onishi M, Pringle JR, Lord M. Fission yeast Cyk3p is a transglutaminase-like protein that participates in cytokinesis and cell morphogenesis. Mol Biol Cell. 2012 Jul;23(13):2433-44.

Stark BC, Sladewski TE, Pollard LW, Lord M. Tropomyosin and myosin-II cellular levels promote actomyosin ring assembly in fission yeast. Mol Biol Cell. 2010 Mar 15;21(6):989-1000.

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Recent Publications

Pollard LW, Lord M (2014) Getting myosin-V on the right track: tropomyosin sorts transport in yeast. Bioarchitecture 4(1): 35-8.

Stark BC, James ML, Pollard LW, Sirotkin V, Lord M (2013) UCS protein Rng3p is essential for myosin-II motor activity during cytokinesis in fission yeast. PLoS One 8(11): e79593.

Clayton JE, Pollard LW, Sckolnick M, Bookwalter CS, Hodges AR, Trybus KM, Lord M (2014) Fission yeast tropomyosin specifies directed transport of myosin-V along actin cables. Mol Biol Cell 25(1): 66-75.

Pollard LW, Onishi M, Pringle JR, Lord M (2012) Fission yeast Cyk3p is a transglutaminase-like protein that participates in cytokinesis and cell morphogenesis. Mol Biol Cell 23(13): 2433-44.

Stark BC, Sladewski TE, Pollard LW, Lord M (2010) Tropomyosin and myosin-II cellular levels promote actomyosin ring assembly in fission yeast. Mol Biol Cell 21(6): 989-1000.

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Contact Info


802-656-8483

Office: 140 HSRF

Lab: 140 HSRF

Mentor

   Matthew Lord, Ph.D.

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