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. Marshall WF Axopodia and the cellular "arms" race.  View on PubMed
  2. Marshall WF Scaling of Subcellular Structures.  View on PubMed
  3. Marshall WF Pattern Formation and Complexity in Single Cells.  View on PubMed
  4. Kimmel JC, Hwang AB, Scaramozza A, Marshall WF, Brack AS Aging induces aberrant state transition kinetics in murine muscle stem cells.  View on PubMed
  5. Ma R, Hendel NL, Marshall WF, Qin H Speed and Diffusion of Kinesin-2 Are Competing Limiting Factors in Flagellar Length-Control Model.  View on PubMed
  6. Bianco S, Chan YM, Marshall WF Towards computer-aided design of cellular structure.  View on PubMed
  7. 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.  View on PubMed
  8. Wemmer K, Ludington W, Marshall WF Testing the role of intraflagellar transport in flagellar length control using length-altering mutants of Chlamydomonas.  View on PubMed
  9. Diaz U, Bergman ZJ, Johnson BM, Edington AR, de Cruz MA, Marshall WF, Riggs B Microtubules are necessary for proper Reticulon localization during mitosis.  View on PubMed
  10. Marshall WF Cellular Cognition: Sequential Logic in a Giant Protist.  View on PubMed
  11. Chang AY, Marshall WF Dynamics of living cells in a cytomorphological state space.  View on PubMed
  12. Yu W, Marshall WF, Metzger RJ, Brakeman PR, Morsut L, Lim W, Mostov KE Simple Rules Determine Distinct Patterns of Branching Morphogenesis.  View on PubMed
  13. Kimmel J, Brack A, Marshall W Deep convolutional and recurrent neural networks for cell motility discrimination and prediction.  View on PubMed
  14. 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.  View on PubMed
  15. Li S, Fernandez JJ, Marshall WF, Agard DA Electron cryo-tomography provides insight into procentriole architecture and assembly mechanism.  View on PubMed
  16. Tang SKY, Marshall WF Cell learning.  View on PubMed
  17. Marshall WF A Dilution Model for Embryonic Scaling.  View on PubMed
  18. Lin A, Makushok T, Diaz U, Marshall WF Methods for the Study of Regeneration in Stentor.  View on PubMed
  19. Hendel NL, Thomson M, Marshall WF Diffusion as a Ruler: Modeling Kinesin Diffusion as a Length Sensor for Intraflagellar Transport.  View on PubMed
  20. Kimmel JC, Chang AY, Brack AS, Marshall WF Inferring cell state by quantitative motility analysis reveals a dynamic state system and broken detailed balance.  View on PubMed

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