I’ve been a technician at the Stowers Institute since 2005. My first years were spent supporting many of the research labs from within the Tissue Culture Core. There, I worked with mouse ES cells, generated mutant and knock-in lines, and performed cryopreservation and IVF. When my interests shifted more toward research, I joined the Gibson lab in 2012 where I now work with the sea anemone, Nematostella vectensis
. My primary goals are to establish new genetic tools and support the expansion of this research model within our lab. I rely primarily on CRISPR/Cas9-mediated homologous recombination for targeting and am interested in adapting recombination methods well established in model organisms to Nematostella
BA Biology, William Jewell College (2005)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONSCell-Cycle-Coupled Oscillations in Apical Polarity and Intercellular Contact Maintain Order in Embryonic Epithelia.
Ragkousi, K., Marr, K., McKinney, S., Ellington, L.
, Gibson, M.C.
.2017;27(9): 1381-86.PubMedPrevention of the neurocristopathy Treacher Collins syndrome through inhibition of p53 function.
Jones, N.C., Lynn, M.L., Gaudenz, K.,Sakai, D., Aoto, K., Rey, J.P., Glynn, E.F., Ellington, L.
, Du, C., Dixon, J.,Dixon, M.J., and Trainor, P.A. Nature Medicine
. 2008. 14(2): 125-33.PubMed