Luxton Receives Early Career Award

March 05, 2018

GCD faculty member named Whitman Center Early Career Fellow.

G.W. Gant Luxton

G.W. Gant Luxton, a faculty member in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, was recently named a Whitman Center Early Career Fellow by the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole. This honor goes to eight researchers focusing on regenerative and developmental biology or integrated imaging and computational approaches to illuminate cellular function.

“As an early career fellow, Dr. Luxton is in very good company since many present leaders in the cell biology field were past recipients of Whitman Fellowships,” says Michael O’Connor, GCD department head. “His work will hopefully will lay the foundation for the development of novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of dystonia.

Luxton’s research focuses on directional cell migration and organelle positioning using quantitative imaging.