Andrea Dimitracopoulos

Andrea Dimitracopoulos (PhD student, @andimi_): Using
a combination of genetic and physical approaches, I am studying how
cell rounding and the actin cortex affect mitotic spindle assembly and
positioning in order to ensure efficient and timely cell division.

In flattened
Rap1*-expressing HeLa cells, chromosomes are lost from the nascent
spindle or become arrayed along the side of the forming spindle
(compared to control).