Research Funding

  • February 1, 2019 - January 31, 2024 - Origins of Cell Geometry , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R35GM130327
  • April 1, 2009 - June 30, 2023 - Integrative Program in Complex Biological System (ipCBS) , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: T32EB009383
  • September 1, 2010 - July 31, 2019 - Exploring Design Principles of Cellular Control Circuits , Co-Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: P50GM081879
  • May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2019 - Modeling and Analysis of the Flagellar Length Control System , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R01GM097017


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. Albright AR, Angeles-Albores D, Marshall WF. Genome-wide analysis of anterior-posterior mRNA localization in Stentor coeruleus reveals a role for the microtubule cytoskeleton. bioRxiv. 2023 Sep 12.  View on PubMed
  2. Lewis GR, Marshall WF. Mitochondrial networks through the lens of mathematics. Phys Biol. 2023 Jul 14; 20(5).  View on PubMed
  3. McGillivary RM, Sood P, Hammar K, Marshall WF. The nuclear transport factor CSE1 drives macronuclear volume increase and macronuclear node coalescence in Stentor coeruleus. iScience. 2023 Aug 18; 26(8):107318.  View on PubMed
  4. Marshall WF, Fung JC. Homologous chromosome recognition via nonspecific interactions. bioRxiv. 2023 Jun 28.  View on PubMed
  5. Marshall WF. The flagellar length control system: exploring the physical biology of organelle size. Phys Biol. 2023 Jan 24; 20(2).  View on PubMed
  6. Ishikawa H, Moore J, Diener DR, Delling M, Marshall WF. Testing the ion-current model for flagellar length sensing and IFT regulation. Elife. 2023 01 13; 12.  View on PubMed
  7. Shekhar S, Guo H, Colin SP, Marshall W, Kanso E, Costello JH. Cooperative hydrodynamics accompany multicellular-like colonial organization in the unicellular ciliate Stentor. bioRxiv. 2023 Jan 12.  View on PubMed
  8. Rajan D, Chudinov P, Marshall W. Studying Habituation in Stentor coeruleus. J Vis Exp. 2023 Jan 06; (191).  View on PubMed
  9. Perlaza K, Zamora I, Marshall WF. Role of intraflagellar transport in transcriptional control during flagellar regeneration in Chlamydomonas. Mol Biol Cell. 2023 05 15; 34(6):ar52.  View on PubMed
  10. Rajan D, Makushok T, Kalish A, Acuna L, Bonville A, Correa Almanza K, Garibay B, Tang E, Voss M, Lin A, Barlow K, Harrigan P, Slabodnick MM, Marshall WF. Single-cell analysis of habituation in Stentor coeruleus. Curr Biol. 2023 01 23; 33(2):241-251.e4.  View on PubMed
  11. Larson BT, Garbus J, Pollack JB, Marshall WF. A unicellular walker controlled by a microtubule-based finite-state machine. Curr Biol. 2022 09 12; 32(17):3745-3757.e7.  View on PubMed
  12. Sood P, Lin A, Yan C, McGillivary R, Diaz U, Makushok T, Nadkarni AV, Tang SKY, Marshall WF. Modular, cascade-like transcriptional program of regeneration in Stentor. Elife. 2022 08 04; 11.  View on PubMed
  13. Navarro EJ, Marshall WF, Fung JC. Modeling cell biological features of meiotic chromosome pairing to study interlock resolution. PLoS Comput Biol. 2022 06; 18(6):e1010252.  View on PubMed
  14. Lin A, Piehowski PD, Tsai CF, Makushok T, Yi L, Diaz U, Yan C, Summers D, Sood P, Smith RD, Liu T, Marshall WF. Determining protein polarization proteome-wide using physical dissection of individual Stentor coeruleus cells. Curr Biol. 2022 05 23; 32(10):2300-2308.e4.  View on PubMed
  15. Ishikawa H, Tian JL, Yu JE, Marshall WF, Qin H. Biosynthesis of Linear Protein Nanoarrays Using the Flagellar Axoneme. ACS Synth Biol. 2022 04 15; 11(4):1454-1465.  View on PubMed
  16. Boecking CA, Walentek P, Zlock LT, Sun DI, Wolters PJ, Ishikawa H, Jin BJ, Haggie PM, Marshall WF, Verkman AS, Finkbeiner WE. A simple method to generate human airway epithelial organoids with externally orientated apical membranes. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2022 03 01; 322(3):L420-L437.  View on PubMed
  17. 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. 2022 02 01; 33(2):ar12.  View on PubMed
  18. Marshall WF. Regeneration in Stentor coeruleus. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2021; 9:753625.  View on PubMed
  19. 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
  20. 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

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