Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Departments & Organizations
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cytoskeleton and Cell Morphogenesis
Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
cytoskeleton; actin filament; microtubule; protein dynamics; axon growth; axon guidance; axon regeneration; mechanotransduction; calcium; Rho GTPase more...
- Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill, 1985
- Rac1 modulates stimulus-evoked Ca(2+) release in neuronal growth cones via parallel effects on microtubule/endoplasmic reticulum dynamics and reactive oxygen species production. Zhang XF, Forscher P. Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Aug;20(16):3700-12
- Multiplexed force measurements on live cells with holographic optical tweezers. Mejean CO, Schaefer AW, Millman EA, Forscher P, Dufresne ER. Opt Express. 2009 Apr 13;17(8):6209-17.
- Coordination of actin filament and microtubule dynamics during neurite outgrowth. Schaefer AW, Schoonderwoert VT, Ji L, Mederios N, Danuser G, Forscher P. Dev Cell. 2008 Jul;15(1):146-62.