Research Funding

  • February 1, 2019 - January 31, 2024 - Origins of Cell Geometry, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIGMS, Sponsor Award ID: R35GM130327
  • May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2019 - Modeling and Analysis of the Flagellar Length Control System, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIGMS, Sponsor Award ID: R01GM097017
  • February 1, 2015 - January 31, 2019 - Pattern formation and regeneration in a single cell, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIGMS, Sponsor Award ID: R01GM113602
  • August 1, 2010 - June 30, 2016 - Exploring Design Principles of Cellular Control Circuits, Co-Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIGMS, Sponsor Award ID: P50GM081879


State University of New York at Stony Brook, BE, 1991, Electrical Engineering
State University of New York at Stony Brook, BS, 1991, Biochemistry
University of California, San Francisco, PhD, 1997, Biochemistry
Yale University, New Haven CT, Postdoc, 1997-2003, Cell Biology

Honors & Awards

  • Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, 1990
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship, 1991 - 1996
  • Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship, 1997 - 2000
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special Fellowship, 2000-2003
  • Searle Scholar Award, 2005-2008
  • Dean's Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, School of Pharmacy, 2007, 2008
  • W.M Keck Foundation Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research, 2007
  • Herbert Boyer Junior Faculty Endowed Chair, 2009

Selected Publications

  1. Perlaza K, Mirvis M, Ishikawa H, Marshall W. The short flagella 1 (SHF1) gene in Chlamydomonas encodes a Crescerin TOG-domain protein required for late stages of flagellar growth. Mol Biol Cell. 2021 Nov 24; mbcE21090472.  View on PubMed
  2. Marshall WF. Regeneration in Stentor coeruleus. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021; 9:753625.  View on PubMed
  3. Sheung JY, Otsuka M, Seifert G, Lin A, Marshall WF. Analysis of Motility Patterns of Stentor During and After Oral Apparatus Regeneration using Cell Tracking. J Vis Exp. 2021 04 26; (170).  View on PubMed
  4. Kimmel JC, Brack AS, Marshall WF. Deep Convolutional and Recurrent Neural Networks for Cell Motility Discrimination and Prediction. IEEE/ACM Trans Comput Biol Bioinform. 2021 Mar-Apr; 18(2):562-574.  View on PubMed
  5. Zhang KS, Blauch LR, Huang W, Marshall WF, Tang SKY. Microfluidic guillotine reveals multiple timescales and mechanical modes of wound response in Stentor coeruleus. BMC Biol. 2021 04 02; 19(1):63.  View on PubMed
  6. Bauer D, Ishikawa H, Wemmer KA, Hendel NL, Kondev J, Marshall WF. Analysis of biological noise in the flagellar length control system. iScience. 2021 Apr 23; 24(4):102354.  View on PubMed
  7. Diaz U, Marshall W, Riggs B. Drosophila Embryo Preparation and Microinjection for Live Cell Microscopy Performed using an Automated High Content Analyzer. J Vis Exp. 2021 01 19; (167).  View on PubMed
  8. Marshall WF. Axopodia and the cellular "arms" race. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2020 11; 77(11):483-484.  View on PubMed
  9. Marshall WF. Scaling of Subcellular Structures. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2020 10 06; 36:219-236.  View on PubMed
  10. Marshall WF. Pattern Formation and Complexity in Single Cells. Curr Biol. 2020 05 18; 30(10):R544-R552.  View on PubMed
  11. Kimmel JC, Hwang AB, Scaramozza A, Marshall WF, Brack AS. Aging induces aberrant state transition kinetics in murine muscle stem cells. Development. 2020 05 05; 147(9).  View on PubMed
  12. Ma R, Hendel NL, Marshall WF, Qin H. Speed and Diffusion of Kinesin-2 Are Competing Limiting Factors in Flagellar Length-Control Model. Biophys J. 2020 06 02; 118(11):2790-2800.  View on PubMed
  13. Bianco S, Chan YM, Marshall WF. Towards computer-aided design of cellular structure. Phys Biol. 2020 02 25; 17(2):023001.  View on PubMed
  14. Wan KY, Hürlimann SK, Fenix AM, McGillivary RM, Makushok T, Burns E, Sheung JY, Marshall WF. Reorganization of complex ciliary flows around regenerating Stentor coeruleus. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2020 02 17; 375(1792):20190167.  View on PubMed
  15. Wemmer K, Ludington W, Marshall WF. Testing the role of intraflagellar transport in flagellar length control using length-altering mutants of Chlamydomonas. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2020 02 17; 375(1792):20190159.  View on PubMed
  16. Diaz U, Bergman ZJ, Johnson BM, Edington AR, de Cruz MA, Marshall WF, Riggs B. Microtubules are necessary for proper Reticulon localization during mitosis. PLoS One. 2019; 14(12):e0226327.  View on PubMed
  17. Marshall WF. Cellular Cognition: Sequential Logic in a Giant Protist. Curr Biol. 2019 12 16; 29(24):R1303-R1305.  View on PubMed
  18. Chang AY, Marshall WF. Dynamics of living cells in a cytomorphological state space. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 10 22; 116(43):21556-21562.  View on PubMed
  19. Yu W, Marshall WF, Metzger RJ, Brakeman PR, Morsut L, Lim W, Mostov KE. Simple Rules Determine Distinct Patterns of Branching Morphogenesis. Cell Syst. 2019 09 25; 9(3):221-227.  View on PubMed
  20. Marshall WF, Fung JC. Modeling meiotic chromosome pairing: a tug of war between telomere forces and a pairing-based Brownian ratchet leads to increased pairing fidelity. Phys Biol. 2019 05 07; 16(4):046005.  View on PubMed

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