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Tommy Lewis Jr

  • Ph.D. - Molecular Biology
  • Columbia University Department of Neuroscience
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Research interests

Neuronal Activity and Axon BranchingNeuronal MitochondriaNeuronal CompartmentalizationCell Biology of Axonal Development

About

I am interested in the mechanisms that regulate neuronal polarization and axon development. We are using advanced imaging and cell biology techniques to visualize and uncover the roles that polarized trafficking and organelle function play in neural development. We have uncovered a role for mitochondrial regulation of axonal branching during development via LKB1/NUAK1 mediated presynaptic capture. My current project is to study the roles of mitochondria during different stages of development.

Co-authors (45)

  • Franck Polleux
  • Julien Courchet

Publications (5)

  • Erratum: Impaired Mitochondrial Dynamics And Mitophagy In Neuronal Models Of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (Cell Reports (2016) 17(4) (p1053–1070)(S2211124716312931)(10.1016/j.celrep.2016.09.054))

    • Ebrahimi-Fakhari D
    • Saffari A
    • Wahlster L
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  • Impaired Mitochondrial Dynamics and Mitophagy in Neuronal Models of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

    • Ebrahimi-Fakhari D
    • Saffari A
    • Wahlster L
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  • Metabolism: AMP-activated protein kinase mediates mitochondrial fission in response to energy stress

    • Toyama E
    • Herzig S
    • Courchet J
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  • Progressive Decrease of Mitochondrial Motility during Maturation of Cortical Axons In Vitro and In Vivo

    • Lewis T
    • Turi G
    • Kwon S
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  • Virus-Enabled Optimization and Delivery of the Genetic Machinery for Efficient Unnatural Amino Acid Mutagenesis in Mammalian Cells and Tissues

    • Zheng Y
    • Lewis T
    • Igo P
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Professional experience

Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University

Education

Molecular Biology - Dr. Don Arnold

University of Southern California

August 2004 - September 2010(6 years)

Biology

University of Southern California

August 1999 - December 2003(4 years)