Karina Meiri, PhD

Karina Meiri, PhD

Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology



BSc, Pharmacy, Liverpool School of Pharmacy
PhD, Neuroscience, Liverpool University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Training, Washington University, St Louis


Campus: Boston
Office: Stearns 706
Laboratory: Jaharis 9

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2445
Lab Phone: 617-636-2493
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics


Research Synopsis

All stages in the acquisition of a neuronal phenotype require both structural and functional polarization of the neuron. This is achieved in part by the neuron's ability to regulate the action cytoskeleton in response to extracellular signals. We have taken a cellular and molecular approach and are focused on understanding how membrane microdomains in developing neurons form spatially segregated signaling scaffolds that enable a directional response to extracellular cues. A key finding is that the same molecular machinery is involved at each stage of the neuronal life cycle, to initiate cell cycle control, polarization, and to mediate axon pathfinding.


Lab Members

Carol Bascom-Slack, Research Assistant Professor Send an e-mail  Berri Jacque, Research Assistant Professor Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Katherine Malanson, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Revati Masilamani, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail
Stephanie Tammen, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

Apply for 2017 Admission


The priority application deadline for PhD programs is December 1, 2016.