Past Graduate Students

Bob Nichol

 

PhD from NTP January 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications in Gomez Lab:

 

1. Doers M.E., Musser M.T., Nichol R., Baker M.W., Berndt E.R., Gomez T.M., Zhang S.C., Abbeduto L., Bhattacharyya A. (2014). Induced pluripotent stem cell derived forebrain neurons from FXS individuals show defects in initial neurite outgrowth. Stem Cells Dev. March 24. 23 (15): 1777-1787. PMCID: PMC4103262

 

2. Santiago-Medina, M., Gregus, K. A., Nichol, R.H. O’Toole, S.M. and Gomez, T. M. (2015) Regulation of ECM degradation and axon guidance by growth cone invadosomes. Development, Feb 1, 142(3):486-496.  Highlighted in Science magazine.  Faculty of 1000 selection.PMCID: PMC4302990

 

3. Kerstein, P., Nichol, R.H. and Gomez T.M. (2015) Mechanochemical regulation of growth cone motility. Front Cell Neurosci, Jul 7;9:244. PMCID: PMC4493769

 

4. Nichol, R.H., Hagen, K., Lumbard, D.C., Dent, E.W. and Gomez T.M. (2016) Guidance of axons by local coupling of retrograde flow to point contact adhesions. J Neurosci. 17 February; 36(7):2267-2282. [PMID: 26888936].

 

5. Nichol, R.H., Hollender, A., Dent, E.W. and Gomez T.M.  Substratum elasticity regulates cell-type specific human neuritogenesis. In preparation.

 

 

 

Current Position:  Post-doc in Dr. Kate Kalil’s laboratory, UW-Madison Currently location: http://neuro.wisc.edu/faculty/kalil.asp

 

E-mail: nichol@wisc.edu

Patrick Kerstein

 

PhD from NTP July 24, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications in Gomez Lab:

 

1. Kerstein, P., Jacques-Fricke, B., Rengifo, J., Mogen, B., Williams, J., Gottlieb, P., Sachs, F. and Gomez, T. M.  (2013) Mechanosensitive TRPC1 channels promote calpain proteolysis of talin to regulate spinal axon outgrowth.  J Neurosci., Jan 2, 33(1): 273-285. PMCID: 3539200

 

2. Kerstein, P., Nichol, R.H. and Gomez T.M. (2015) Mechanochemical regulation of growth cone motility. Front Cell Neurosci, Jul 7;9:244. PMCID: PMC4493769

 

3. Kerstein P.C., Patel K.M. and Gomez T.M. (2017) Calpain-mediated proteolysis of Talin and FAK regulates adhesion dynamics necessary for axon guidance. J Neurosci. Jan 9.[Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28069919.

 

 

 

Current Position: Post-doc in Dr. Kevin Wright’s laboratory at OSHU

 

Currently location:  http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/vollum/faculty/wrightlab.cfm

 

E-mail: kerstein@ohsu.edu

 

Miguel Santiago-Medina

 

PhD from NTP November 22, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications in Gomez Lab:

 

1. Santiago-Medina, M., Myers, J. P. and Gomez, T. M.  (2011) Imaging adhesion and signaling dynamics in Xenopus laevis growth cones. Dev. Neurobio. Apr;72(4):585-599. PMCID: 3158960

 

2. Myers, J. P., Santiago-Medina, M. and Gomez, T. M.  (2011) Regulation of axonal outgrowth and pathfinding by integrin-ECM interactions. Dev. Neurobio. 71 (11): 901-923. PMCID: 3192254

 

3. Santiago-Medina, M., Gregus, K. A. and Gomez, T. M.  (2013) PAK-PIX interactions regulate adhesion dynamics and membrane protrusion to control neurite outgrowth. J Cell Science, Mar 1, 126(Pt 5):1122-1133. PMCID: 3635460. Highlighted in Extracellular Matrix News 4.02

 

4. Santiago-Medina, M., Gregus, K. A., Nichol, R.H. O’Toole, S.M. and Gomez, T. M. (2015) Regulation of ECM degradation and axon guidance by growth cone invadosomes. Development, Feb 1, 142(3):486-496.  Highlighted in Science magazine.  Faculty of 1000 selection.PMCID: PMC4302990

 

Current Position:  Post-doc in Dr. Jing Yang’s laboratory, USCD

 

Currently location:  https://sites.google.com/site/ucsdyanglab/welcome-to-the-yang-lab

 

E-mail: misantiagomedina@ucsd.edu

 

 

2007-2011

Jonathan Myers - was an MSTP student that defended his thesis (Regulation of Growth Cone Motility and Guidance by Focal Adhesion Kinase) and received his PhD from the NTP program December 2005.

 

2002-2004

Dan Harrigan - finished with a Masters degree from the Cell and Molecular Biology Program. Current position, Faculty, Blackhawk Technical College.

 

2001-2008

Bridget Jacques-Fricke - defended her thesis (Mechanosensitive Calcium Channels Regulate Axon Outgrowth) and received her PhD from the NTP program March 2008.  Bridget was funded by an individual pre-doctoral NRSA fellowship.

 

2001-2007

Myung-soon Moon - defended her thesis (Regulation of Growth Cone Motility and Guidance by BDNF Signaling Pathways) and received her PhD from the Physiology graduate program December 2007.

 

2001-2007

Stephanie Woo - defended her thesis (Regulation of Integrin-dependent Point Contacts During Growth Cone Motility and Axon Guidance) and received her PhD from the Cell and Molecular Biology Program in May 2007.

 

2000-2005

Estuardo Robles - defended his thesis (Regulation of growth cone motility and guidance by tyrosine kinase signaling) and received his PhD from the NTP program December 2005.  Estuardo was funded by a pre-doctoral NSF fellowship.