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Ethan Carver, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. - University of Tennessee, Biomedical Sciences
  227 Holt

Carver Lab Website

Research Interests

In my lab we study formation of the spinal chord and vertebral column during zebrafish embryogenesis.



 STEM Professional Development grant (Co-director/participant) (2012)

NIH AREA grant (PI) (2009) 1R15AR055798-01A1

NSF MRI grant (PI) (2009) Co-PIs, Dr. Nelson, Dr. Spratt, Dr. Kim, and Dr. Chatzimanolis  DBI-0922941

NSF MRI grant (Co-PI) (2008) PI- Dr. Kovach, Co-PI-Dr. Spratt, Dr. Barbosa, Dr. Kim DBI-0821057

American Cancer Society grant recipient (7/01-7/02) PT-01-130-10-MGO

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development(7/01) 1F32HD08714-01A1
Declined to accept American Cancer Society grant

National Cancer Institute, Institutional Training Grant Recipient (6/99-7/01) CA09217



Elso ,C., Lu, X., Weisner, P.A., Thompson, H.L., Skinner A., Carver E., Stubbs, L. (2013). A reciprocal translocation dissects roles of Pax6 alternative promoters and upstream regulatory elements in development of pancreas, brain, and eye. Genesis. doi: 10.1002/dvg.22409.

Kim, J., Vaughn, AR., Cho, C., Albu, TV. and Carver, E.A.  (2012). Modifications of Ribonuclease A Induced by p-Benzoquinone. BioOrganic Chemistry 40:92–98.

Lessman, C.A., Taylor, M.R., Orisme, W., and Carver, E.A. (2010). Use of Flatbed Transparency Scanners in Zebrafish Research: Versatile and Economical Adjuncts to Traditional Imaging Tools for the Danio rerio Laboratory. Methods Cell Biol. 100:295-322.

Murray, S.A., Carver, E.A., and Gridley, T. (2006). Generation of a Snail1 (Snai1) conditional null allele. Genesis. 44(1):7-11.

Savagner, P., Kusewitt, D.F., Carver, E.A., Magnino, F., Choi, C., Gridley, T., and Hudson, L.G. (2005). Developmental transcription factor slug is required for effective re-epithelialization by adult keratinocytes. J Cell Physiol. 202(3):858-866.

Oram, K., Carver, E. A., and Gridley, T. (2003). Slug expression during organogenesis in mice. Anat Rec. 271A:189-91.

Carver, E. A., Oram, K., and Gridley, T. (2002). Craniosynostosis in Twist heterozygous mice: a model for Saethre-Chotzen syndrome. Anat Rec. 268:90-92.

Zhao, P., Iezzi, S., Carver, E., Dressman, D., Gridley, T., Sartorelli, V., and Hoffman E.P. (2002). Slug is a novel downstream target of MyoD. Temporal profiling in muscle regeneration. J Biol Chem. 277:30091-300101

Carver, E. A., and Gridley, T. (2002). Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transitions and Cancer. Current Genomics Vol.3, No.4:355-361.

Carver, E. A., Jiang, R., Lan, Y., Oram, K. F., and Gridley, T. (2001). The Mouse Snail Gene encodes a Key Regulator of the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition. Moleclular and Cellular Biology 21:8184-8188.

Carver, E. A., Olsen, A., Hamann , J., and Stubbs, L. (1999). Physical Mapping of EMR1 and CD97 in Human Chromosome 19 and assignment of Cd97 to Mouse Chromosome 8 suggest an Ancient Genomic Duplication. Mammalian Genome 10:1039-1040.

Carver, E. A., Issel-Tarver, L., Rine, J., Olsen, A., and Stubbs, L. (1998). Location of Mouse and Human Genes Corresponding to Conserved Canine Olfactory Receptor Gene Subfamilies. Mammalian Genome 9:349-354.

Carver, E. A., and Stubbs, L. (1997). Zooming In on the Human-Mouse Comparative Map: Genome Conservation Re-examined on a High-Resolution Scale. Genome Research 7:1123-1137.

Kim, J., Carver, E. A., and Stubbs, L. (1997). Amplification and Sequencing of End Fragments from Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) clones by Single-Primer PCR. Analytical Biochemistry 253: 272-275.

Culiat, C., Carver, E. A., Walkowicz, M., Rinchik, E., Cacheiro, N., Russell, L., Generoso, W., and Stubbs, L. (1997). Induced Chromosomal Rearrangements as Tools for Identifying Critical Developmental Genes and Pathways in the Mouse. Reproductive Toxicology 11:345-351.

Stubbs, L, Carver, E. A., Cacheiro, N. L. A., Shelby, M., and Generoso, W. (1997). Generation and Characterization of Heritable Reciprocal Translocations in Mice. Methods: A Companion to Methods in Enzymology 13: 397-408.

Stubbs, L., Carver, E. A., Shannon, M., Kim, J., Geisler, J., Generoso, E., Stanford, B., Dunn,W., Mohrenweiser, H., Zimmermann, W., Watt, S., and Ashworth, L. (1996). Detailed Comparative Map of Human Chromosome 19q and Related Regions of the Mouse Genome. Genomics 35: 499-508.

Stubbs, L., Carver, E. A., Ashworth, L., and Lopez-Molina, L. (1996). Location of the DBP Transcription Factor Gene in Man and Mouse. Mammalian Genome 7:65-67.