Undergraduate education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - BS (2010)

Years in MSTP



Cellular and molecular biology, 2016


William Bement, PhD

Thesis title

Myosin-10 and Wee1 coordinate mitotic spindle positioning dynamics with mitotic progression


Radiology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2019-

Current position

Resident, Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Larson ME, Harrison BD, Bloom K. Uncovering chromatin's contribution to the mitotic spindle: Applications of computational and polymer models. Biochimie. 2010 Dec;92(12):1741-8. PMID: 20600566; PMCID: PMC2980789.

PhD publications

Bement WM, Leda M, Moe AM, Kita AM, Larson ME, Golding AE, Pfeuti C, Su KC, Miller AL, Goryachev AB, von Dassow G. Activator-inhibitor coupling between Rho signalling and actin assembly makes the cell cortex an excitable medium. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Nov;17(11):1471-83. PMID: 26479320; PMCID: PMC4849138.

Sandquist JC, Larson ME, Hine KJ. Myosin-10 independently influences mitotic spindle structure and mitotic progression. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2016 Jun;73(7):351-64. PMID: 27220038; PMCID: PMC5017926.

Larson ME, Bement WM. Automated mitotic spindle tracking suggests a link between spindle dynamics, spindle orientation, and anaphase onset in epithelial cells. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Mar 15;28(6):746-759. PMID: 28100633; PMCID: PMC5349782.

Sandquist JC, Larson ME, Woolner S, Ding Z, Bement WM. An interaction between myosin-10 and the cell cycle regulator Wee1 links spindle dynamics to mitotic progression in epithelia. J Cell Biol. 2018 Mar 5;217(3):849-859. PMID: 29321170; PMCID: PMC5839792.

Larson ME, Pickhardt PJ. CT colonography screening in extracolonic cancer survivors: impact on rates of colorectal and extracolonic findings by cancer type. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 Jan;44(1):31-40. PMID: 30066170; PMCID: PMC6349509.