Luther Pollard

Regulation of Non-Muscle Myosins


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.

All Pollard publications

Contact Info


Office: 140 HSRF

Lab: 140 HSRF


   Matthew Lord, Ph.D.

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