Marija Zanic

Associate Research Scientist in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Departments & Organizations

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: Howard Lab

Research Interests

molecular biophysics, cytoskeleton, microtubule dynamics 


  • M.Sc., University of Zagreb, 1998
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Selected Publications

  • M Zanic, PO Widlund, AA Hyman, J Howard. Synergy between XMAP215 and EB1 increases microtubule growth rates to physiological levels. Nature Cell Biology 2013, 15(6):688-693
  • H Bowne-Anderson*, M Zanic*, M Kauer, J Howard. Microtubule dynamic instability: A new model with coupled GTP hydrolysis and multistep catastrophe. BioEssays 2013, 35(5):452-61
  • MK Gardner*, M Zanic*, C Gell, V Bormuth, J Howard. Depolymerizing Kinesins Kip3 and MCAK Shape Cellular Microtubule Architecture by Differential Control of Catastrophe. Cell 2011, 147(5):1092-1103


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