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. Currently, my PhD project utilizes techniques spanning single molecule biophysics to live cell imaging to uncover the mechanisms by which actomyosin regulates cytokinesis and polar growth in the model system S. pombe (fission yeast). Outside the lab, my hobbies include running/hiking, cooking, and video games.

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

Clayton JE, Pollard LW, Murray GG, Lord M (2015) Myosin motor isoforms direct specification of actomyosin function by tropomyosins. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken) 72(3): 131-45.

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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