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Alexandra Surcel, Ph.D.

Alexandra Surcel, Ph.D.

Position Title: 
Research Associate
410-502-4905

Department of Cell Biology
725 N. Wolfe Street, 100 Physiology
Baltimore, MD 21205

Associated Faculty: 
Selected Publications:
Surcel A, Schiffhauer ES, Thomas D, Zhu Q, DiNapoli K, Herbig M, Otto O, Guck J, Jaffee E, Iglesias P, Anders R, Robinson DN. Harnessing the adaptive potential of mechanoresponsive proteins to overwhelm pancreatic cancer dissemination and invasion. bioRxiv 190553; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/190553. 2017
Hamann JC, Surcel A, Chen R, Teragawa C, Albeck JG, Robinson DN, Overholtzer M. Entosis is induced by glucose starvation. Cell Reports. 20(1): 201-210. 2017
Bai H, Zhu Q, Surcel A, Luo T, Ren Y, Guan B, Liu Y, Wu N, Joseph NE, Wang T-L, Zhang N, Pan D, Alpini G, Robinson DN, Anders RA. Yes-Associated Protein impacts adherens junction assembly through regulating actin cytoskeleton organization. Am. J. Physiol. – Gastrointest. Liver Phys. 2016; In press.
Surcel A, Ng W-P, West-Foyle H, Zhu Q, Ren Y, Avery L, Krenc AK, Meyers D, Rock RS, Anders RA, Freel Meyers C, Robinson DN*. Pharmacological activation of myosin II paralogs to correct cell mechanics defects. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2015; 112(5): 1428-1433. 
Ren Y, West-Foyle H, Surcel A, Miller C, Robinson DN. Genetic suppression of a phosphomimic myosin II identifies system-level factors promoting myosin II cleavage furrow accumulation. Mol. Biol. Cell. 2014; 25: 4150-4165.
Zhou Q, Kee Y-S, Poirier CC, Jelinek C, Osborne J, Divi S, Surcel A, Tran ME, Eggert US, Müller-Taubenberger A, Iglesias PA, Cotter RJ, Robinson DN. 14-3-3 coordinates microtubules, Rac, and myosin II to control cell mechanics and cytokinesis. Curr. Biol. 2010; 20:1881-1889.