David Lowry

Program Manager
University Staff
TEMPE Campus


David Lowry is a Research Specialist and manages the Life Science Electron Microscopy Lab. He has worked in a research capacity at ASU for over 20 years and since 2005 has managed the LSEML core, which is a subunit of the Eyring Materials Center in OKED Core Facilities. His primary responsibilities are to provide research services, equipment training, and technical support to users of the LSEML. In addition to his research-based activities, he has taught graduate-level laboratory courses in the School of Life Sciences consisting of hands-on instruction in EM techniques and instrument use.


Fisher, K., Romberger, I., Lowry, D., Shange, P., and Roberson, R.W. (2018) Subcellular characters of thezygomycetous fungus, Conidiobolus coronatus (Entomophthorales). Mycologia 110: 31-38

Desirò, A., Hao, Z., Liber, J.A., Benucci, G.M.N., Lowry, D., Roberson, R., and Bonito, G. (2018) Mortierellomycotina as model organisms to investigate the interaction between Mycoplasma/Mollicutes-related endobacteria and their fungal hosts. The ISME Journal 12: 1743–1757

Upadhyay, S., Xu, X.P., Lowry, D., Jackson, J.C., Roberson, R.W. and Lin, X.R. (2016) Subcellular Compartmentalization and Trafficking of the Biosynthetic Machinery for Fungal Melanin. Cell Reports 14(11): 2511-2518

Santander, J., Otto, C., Lowry, D., Cuellar, M., Salas, C., Rothhammer, F., and Echiburu-Chau, C. (2015) Specific Gram-Positive Antibacterial Activity of 4-hydroxy-3-(3-methyl-2-butenyl) Acetophenone Isolated from Senecio graveolens. British Microbiology Research Journal 5(2): 94-106 

McConnell, MD, Lowry, D., Rowan, T.N., van Dijk, K., and Redding, K.E. (2015) Purification and photobiochemical profile of photosystem 1 from a high-salt tolerant, oleaginous Chlorella (Trebouxiophycaea, Chlorophyta). Biochemistry and Cell Biology 93(3): 199-209

Roberson, R.W., Saucedo, E., Maclean, D., Propster, J., Unger, B., Oneil, T.A., Parvanehgohar, K., Cavanaugh, C., and Lowry, D. (2011) The hyphal tip structure of Basidiobolus sp.: a zygomycete fungus of uncertain phylogeny. Journal of Fungal Biology 115:485-492

Flynn, C.R., Cheung-Flynn, J., Smoke, C. C., Lowry, D., Roberson, R., Sheller, M. R., and Brophy, C. M. (2010) Internalization and intracellular trafficking of a PTD-conjugated anti-fibrotic peptide, AZX100, in human dermal keloid fibroblasts. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 99:3100-3121

Sheleg, S., LoBello, J., Hixon, H., Coons, S., Lowry, D., and Nedzved, M. (2008) Stability and Autolysis of Cortical Neurons in Post-Mortem Adult Rat Brains. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology 1:291-299

Sheleg, S., Hixon, H., Cohen, B., Lowry, D., and Nedzved, M. (2008) Cardiac Mitochondrial Membrane Stability after Deep Hypothermia using a Xenon Clathrate Cryostasis Protocol – An Electron Microscopy Study. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology 1:440-447

Lowry, D.S., Fisher, K.E., and Roberson, R.W. (2004) Functional necessity of the cytoskeleton during cleavage membrane development and zoosporogenesis in Allomyces macrogynus. Mycologia 96:211-218

Dempster, T., Lowry, D., and Sommerfeld, M. (2001) Identification and isolation of microorganisms causing taste and odor problems in surface water supplies of Metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 36:15-16

Fisher, K.E., Lowry, D.S., and Roberson, R.W. (2000) Cytoplasmic cleavage in living zoosporangia of Allomyces macrogynus. Journal of Microscopy 198:260-270

Wisler, G.C., Li, R.H., Liu, H.Y., Lowry, D.S., and Duffus, J.E. (1998) Tomato chlorosis virus: a new whitefly-transmitted, phloem-limited, bipartite closterovirus. Phytopathology 88:402-409

Lowry, D.S., Fisher, K.E., and Roberson, R.W. (1998) Establishment and maintenance of nuclear position during zoospore formation in Allomyces macrogynus: role of the cytoskeleton. Fungal Genetics and Biology 24:34-44


Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 502 Trans Electron Microscopy
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 502 Trans Electron Microscopy
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 502 Trans Electron Microscopy
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 502 Trans Electron Microscopy

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