Leah Marie Sawyer, M.S.

Leah Marie Sawyer, M.S.

Research Assistant III, Cell and Developmental Biology

U-4200 MRB3
(615) 322-1412 (lab)

For any general lab questions please contact me

My personal microscopy website can be found here: http://www.sawyermicroscopy.wordpress.com

I am from Montgomery, Alabama and there I received my Bachelor's in Biology and Environmental Sciences. I attended the University of Sydney in Australia and received my Master's degree in Microscopy and Microanalyis. I enjoy being the principal microscopist in the Lee Lab and employ multiple methods of imaging in order to gather data for our post docs and graduate students including; fluorescence, confocal and electron microscopy.

Research Description

Currently, I am working on multiple projects for the Lee lab. These include; studies of the drug Pyruvinium and it's affects on localization of Pygopus in cells, expression and turnover assays of NOTCH in the presence of XIAP and creation of fluorescent constructs that will tell us more about the interaction between beta-catenin and TCF4 via fluorescence microscopy.