The Beach Lab

Welcome to the Beach Lab in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine!

The Beach Lab investigates how cells build contractile forces. These forces are critical for many cellular processes, including cell migration and cell division. Our primary approach is to use high-resolution and super-resolution imaging techniques to determine how cells control the spatio-temporal assembly dynamics of myosin motor proteins.

We work closely with the Lab of Dr. Patrick Oakes to study cell mechanics:

Our work is supported by the NHLBI and NIGMS of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and Loyola University Chicago