Michael Lampson

Dr. Michael Lampson

Professor of Biology


Research Interests

204I Lynch Laboratory


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 the following areas:

  • Cell biology 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.


Courses Taught

BIOL 121 (Introductory Biology - Molecular Biology of Life)

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


Selected Publications

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



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)