We study the mechanisms mediating formation and maintenance of cell polarity. The main focus of the lab are several aspects of permanent and transient cell polarization that include cell division, cell migration and invasion as well as epithelial tissue morphogenesis. This means that our research is very interdisciplinary. We use experimental approaches that vary between structural and molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, electron and fluorescent microscopy and genetics. My lab's motto is to learn and use any available techniques or approaches that are needed to solve biological riddle. As the result, we also use several different experimental model systems: 2D and 3D cell culture as well as mice and zebrafish animal models.

For post-doc and graduate student positions contact the lab at rytis.prekeris@ucdenver.edu!

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EMBO Polarity Meeting
May, 2021


New R01 for the lab just received 10th percentile and will likely get funded! Thank you NIGMS. Anyone interested in working on understanding the function of post-mitotic midbodies?

Congrats Paulius with publishing his work on Rab14 and cytokinesis in "Molecular Biology of Cell".

Congrats Cayla with publishing her work on cilia formation in "Developmental Cell".

Welcome Huxley Hoffman, new postdoc in the lab!

Congratulations to Ezra Lencer for getting his F32 funded!

Congratulations to Erik Linklater with successfully defending his PhD. Great job and good luck Dr. Linklater!

Congratulations to Emily Duncan and Cayla Jewett for receiving ASCB Travel Awards as well as being selected to give talks!

Congratulations to Eric Peterman with publications of first actor paper "The post-abscission midbody is an intracellular signaling organelle that regulates cell proliferation" at Nature Communications!