How neural progenitor cells generate and regenerate the vast cellular diversity of the nervous system is a fundamental biological question. To address this question, I will utilize the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis
to identify intrinsic and extrinsic factors that regulate neural progenitor cell fate decisions during nervous system development and regeneration.
PhD Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology & Genetics, University of Minnesota (2018)
MS Biology, Northern Michigan University (2013)
BS Human Physiology, Northern Michigan University (2011)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONSAP-1cFos/JunB/miR-200a regulate the pro-regenerative glial cell response during axolotl spinal cord regeneration.Sabin KZ
, Jiang P, Gearhart MD, Stewart R & Echeverri K. Communications Biology.
2019 Mar 6;2:91
PubMedDynamic membrane depolarization is an early regulator of ependymoglial cell response to spinal cord injury in axolotl.Sabin K
, Santos-Ferreira T, Essig J, Rudasill S & Echeverri K. Developmental Biology
. 2015 Dec 1;408(1):14-25.