Brad Shuster began his graduate studies in 1989 at Tufts University, where he studied the functional differences amongst the actin isoforms in microvascular pericytes with Dr. Ira Herman. Following Tufts, he moved to the University of Pittsburgh, where he worked with David Burgess as a postdoctoral fellow. While there, he studied phosphoregulation of the cortical actin cytoskeleton in dividing sea urchin eggs, gradually shifting his approach towards micromanipulation of live cells to ask questions regarding the timing of cytokinesis. After spending an additional two years in the lab after it relocated to Boston College, he joined the Biology Department at New Mexico State University as an Assistant Professor in 2002. In addition to using echinoderm embryos as a system for studying cytokinesis, his lab examines the function of the Hippo pathway during cell division in mammalian cells and collaborates with organic chemists to generate novel probes for cytoskeletal research.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011