Emily Franklin Ozdowski

Instructor of Biology

130 Science Drive, Box 90338, Biosci 072A, Durham, NC 27708-0338
Campus Box: 
130 Science Dr., Box 90338 Biosci, Durham, NC 27710
(919) 684-5446


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia 2006

Ozdowski, E. F., S. L. Baxter, and N. T. Sherwood. “Drosophila Models of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.” In Movement Disorders: Genetics and Models: Second Edition, 1103–22, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-405195-9.00073-1. Full Text

Ozdowski, Emily F., Jill S. Wentzell, Stefanie M. Engert, Helena Abbott, and Nina T. Sherwood. “Suppression of spastin Mutant Phenotypes by Pak3 Loss Implicates a Role for Reactive Glia in AD-HSP.Frontiers in Neuroscience 14 (January 2020): 912. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.00912. Full Text

Nyante, Sarah J., Tengteng Wang, Xianming Tan, Emily F. Ozdowski, and Thomas J. Lawton. “Quantitative expression of MMPs 2, 9, 14, and collagen IV in LCIS and paired normal breast tissue.” Scientific Reports 9, no. 1 (December 2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48602-6. Full Text

Ozdowski, Emily F., Sophia Gayle, Hong Bao, Bing Zhang, and Nina T. Sherwood. “Loss of Drosophila melanogaster p21-activated kinase 3 suppresses defects in synapse structure and function caused by spastin mutations.Genetics 189, no. 1 (September 2011): 123–35. https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.111.130831. Full Text

Du, Fang, Emily F. Ozdowski, Ingrid K. Kotowski, Douglas A. Marchuk, and Nina Tang Sherwood. “Functional conservation of human Spastin in a Drosophila model of autosomal dominant-hereditary spastic paraplegia.Hum Mol Genet 19, no. 10 (May 15, 2010): 1883–96. https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddq064. Full Text

Ozdowski, Emily F., Yvonne M. Mowery, and Claire Cronmiller. “Stall encodes an ADAMTS metalloprotease and interacts genetically with Delta in Drosophila ovarian follicle formation.Genetics 183, no. 3 (November 2009): 1027–40. https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.109.107367. Full Text

Willard, S. S., E. F. * Ozdowski, N. A. * Jones, and C. Cronmiller. “stall-mediated extrinsic control of ovarian follicle formation in Drosophila.” Genetics 168, no. 1 (September 2004): 191–98.

Selected Grants

Genetic Analysis of the Function and Regulation of Microtubule Severing in Neurons awarded by National Institutes of Health (Research Associate). 2008 to 2012