William Bement, PhD

Position title: Professor, Zoology Department, Chair of Laboratory Cell & Molecular Biology (LCMB)

Email: wmbement@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-5683

121 Bock Lab
1525 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Lab Website
Bement Lab
William Bement

Research Interest

Our lab has a long-standing interest in the means by which the cytoskeleton controls cell division, wound healing, and endocytosis. We have developed several model systems that help simplify analysis of complex, cytoskeleton-dependent processes; these are described in our recent publications.

Honors & Awards

  • Kellett Mid-Career Award, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, 2010

Selected Publications

(Find further publications on PubMed)

  • Vaughan EM, You JS, Elsie Yu HY, Lasek A, Vitale N, Hornberger TA, andBement WM. (2014). Lipid domain-dependent regulation of single cell wound repair. Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Apr 30. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24790096
  • Bement WM and von Dassow G. (2014). Single cell pattern formation and transient cytoskeletal arrays. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 26:51-59. Epub 2013 Oct 23. Review. PMID: 24529246
  • Simon CM, Vaughan EM, Bement WM, and Edelstein-Keshet L. (2013). Pattern formation of Rho GTPases in single cell wound healing. Mol Biol Cell. 24:421-32. Epub 2012 Dec 21. PMID: 23264464
  • Clark AG, Sider JR, Verbrugghe K, Fenteany G, von Dassow G, and Bement WM. (2012). Identification of small molecule inhibitors of cytokinesis and single cell wound repair. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 69:1010-1020. Epub 2012 Nov 1. PMID:23125193
  • Yoo SK, Lam PY, Eichelberg MR, Zasadil L, Bement WM, and Huttenlocher, A (2012). The role of microtubules in neutrophil polarity and migration in live zebrafish. J Cell Sci. 125(Pt23):5702-5710. Epub 2012 Sep 19. PMID: 22992461
  • Burkel BM, Benink HA, Vaughan EM, von Dassow G, and Bement WM. (2012)A Rho GTPase Signal Treadmill Backs a Contractile Array. Dev Cell. 23:384-396. PMID: 22819338