K. Kevin Pfister


  • BA, University of Virginia
  • PhD, Princeton University
  • Postdoc, University of California, Berkeley
  • Postdoc, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Primary Appointment

  • Associate Professor, Cell Biology


Research Interest(s)

Structure, Function, and Regulation of Cytoplasmic Dynein: Its Role in Intracellular Microtubule-based Transport, Membrane Bounded Organelle Trafficking, Axonal Transport and Mitosis

Research Description

Selected Publications

  • Ha J, Lo K, Myers K, Carr T, Humsi M, Rasoul B, Segal R, Pfister K. A neuron-specific cytoplasmic dynein isoform preferentially transports TrkB signaling endosomes. The Journal of cell biology. 2008;181(6): 1027-39. PMID: 18559670 | PMCID: PMC2426944
  • Lo K, Kogoy J, Pfister K. The DYNLT3 light chain directly links cytoplasmic dynein to a spindle checkpoint protein, Bub3. The Journal of biological chemistry. 2007;282(15): 11205-12. PMID: 17289665
  • Lo K, Kan H, Pfister K. Identification of a novel region of the cytoplasmic Dynein intermediate chain important for dimerization in the absence of the light chains. The Journal of biological chemistry. 2006;281(14): 9552-9. PMID: 16452477