Dr. Beth Luna is a professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.
She also has affiliation with the UMMS Cancer Center, the Interdisciplinary Graduate
Program, the Program in Cell Dynamics, and the Program in Immunology and Virology. Some
of her current research focuses on identifying the binding partners and functions of
supervillin and associated proteins, and exploring the biochemical bases for
supervillin-mediated alterations in actin- and myosin-dependent contractility.
Human Genome-Wide Association and Mouse Knockout Approaches Identify Platelet Supervillin as an Inhibitor of Thrombus Formation under Shear Stress (with Leonard C. Edelstein, Ian B. Gibson, Molly Bray, Ying Jin, Altaf Kondkar, Srikanth Nagalla, Nacima Hadjout-Rabi, Tara C. Smith, Daniel Covarrubias, Stephen N. Jones, Firdos Ahmad, Moritz Stolla, Xianguo Kong, Zhiyou Fang, Wolfgang Bergmeier, Chad Shaw, Suzanne M. Leal, and Paul F. Bray), Circulation (2012)