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Paul LeavisAssociate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Associate Professor, Physiology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Senior Scientist, Boston Biomedical Research Institute
- Ph.D. in Physiology, Tufts University
- B.S. in Biology, University of Notre Dame
Select Recent Publications
Tropomyosin variants describe distinct functional subcellular domains in differentiated vascular smooth muscle cells. American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology. 2011.
A new method for direct detection of the sites of actin polymerization in intact cells and its application to differentiated vascular smooth muscle. American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology. 2010;299:C988-993.
Structure of a longitudinal actin dimer assembled by tandem w domains: implications for actin filament nucleation. Journal of Molecular Biology. 2010;403:11-23.
Cytoskeletal remodeling in differentiated vascular smooth muscle is actin isoform dependent and stimulus dependent. American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology. 2008;295:C768-778.
Leptin serves as an upstream activator of an obligatory signaling cascade in the embryo-implantation process. Endocrinology. 2005;146:694-701.