Michael Lampson

Associate Professor of Biology and Graduate Chair in Biology
204-I Carolyn Lynch Laboratory
lampson@sas.upenn.edu
215-746-3040
Evolution
Cell and Developmental Biology
Education: 

Ph.D., Cornell University, Weill Medical College, 2002

AB, Harvard College, 1994

Research Interests: 

Within the broad theme of cell division, our research is currently focused in three areas:

  • Cell biologicy of meiotic drive: genetic cheating in violation of Mendel's First Law
  • Centromere inheritance through the germline
  • Optogenetic tools for cell biology
  • Mechanics of cell division, particularly interactions between chromosomes and spindle microtubules and regulation by mitotic kinases

For more information, visit the lab webpage.


Selected Publications: 

Selected files are available on the lab webpage, or see PubMed for a complete list.

 

Courses Taught: 

BIOL 121 (Introductory Biology - Molecular Biology of Life)

BIOL 486 / CAMB 486 (Chromosomes and the Cell Cycle)

BIOL 700 (Advanced Topics in Current Biology Research)


Awards:

Searle Scholar Award        


Other Affiliations: 

Secondary Faculty, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Cell and Molecular Biology (CAMB) Graduate Group

Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics (BMB) Graduate Group

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR)