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Associate Professor; Director of Microscopy and Imaging
Year Started at JMU: 2014
Contact Info
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/kubow-lab

Research Description

I study how cells in the body sense and modify their tissue environment, and the implications of this for cancer progression and tissue regeneration. I also develop resources for light microscopy research and education.

  • Foundations of Biology I (140)
  • Genetics (240)
  • Light Microscopy (432/532)
  • PhD in Molecular Biophysics, 2009, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • BS in Biomedical Engineering, 2002, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Select Publications
  • Pamonag M*, Hinson A*, Burton EJ*, Jafari N*, Sales D*, Babcock S*, Basha R*, Hu X, Kubow KE. Individual cells generate their own self-reinforcing contact guidance cues through local matrix fiber remodeling. PLoS One. 2022;17(3):e0265403. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0265403. eCollection 2022. PubMed PMID: 35333902; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8956187.
  • Xie Z, Janczyk PŁ, Zhang Y, Liu A, Shi X, Singh S, Facemire L, Kubow K, Li Z, Jia Y, et al. 2020. A cytoskeleton regulator AVIL drives tumorigenesis in glioblastoma. Nat Commun. 11(1):3457.
  • Mische, S. M., Fisher, N. C., Meyn, S. M., Church, K. S., Hegstad-Davies, R. L., Weis-Garcia, F., Adams, M., Ashton, J. M., Delventhal, K. M., Dragon, J. A., Holmes, L., Jagtap, P., Kubow, K. E., Mason, C. E., Palmblad, M., Searle, B. C., Turck, C. W., & Knudtson, K. L. (2020) A Review of the Scientific Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency Studies Conducted by the ABRF Research Groups. Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. 31(1):11-26. DOI: 10.7171/jbt.20-3101-003.   
*indicates student co-author

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