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Dr. Ethan Carver
UC Foundation Collins Professor; Assistant Dean of the Graduate School
Biology, Geology and Environmental Science
Ph.D. - University of Tennessee, Biomedical Sciences
  201 Davenport

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

Recent Publications

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.