Erin (McDearmon) Blondell, PhD

Graduation: 06/2001
Advisor: Ervasti, James
Current Position: Assistant Director of Global Medical Publishing
AbbVie
Elmhurst, IL
Research Interest: Understanding the regulation of the mammalian circadian rhythm by characterizing the transcriptional regulation of a group of “clock” genes that are expressed in a variety of tissues and species

Alumni News

  • Erin served as a research associate in the Department of Neurobiology and Physiology with Dr. Joseph Takahasi at Northwestern University 2002-2007.

Publications

  • Andrews JL, Zhang X, McCarthy JJ, McDearmon EL, and et al. (2010). CLOCK and BMAL1 regulate MyoD and are necessary for maintenance of skeletal muscle phenotype and function. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107:19090-19095. PMCID: PMC2973897
  • Takahashi JS, Hong HK, Ko CH, McDearmon EL (2008). The genetics of mammalian circadian order and disorder: implications for physiology and disease. Nat Rev Genet. 9:764-775. Review. PMID:18802415
  • Pinto LH, Vitaterna MH, Shimomura K, Siepka SM, Balannik V, McDearmon EL,and et al (2007). Generation, identification and functional characterization of the nob4 mutation of Grm6 in the mouse. Vis Neurosci. 24:111-123. PMID:17430614
  • Miller BH, McDearmon EL, Panda S, Hayes KR, Zhang J, Andrews JL, Antoch MP, Walker JR, Esser KA, Hogenesch JB, and Takahashi JS (2007). PNAS USA. 104:3342-7. PDF PMID 17360649
  • McCarthy JJ, Andrews JL, McDearmon EL, Campbell KS, Barber BK, Miller BH, Walker JR, Hogenesch JB, Takahashi JS, and Esser KA (2007). Identification of the circadian transcriptome in adult mouse skeletal muscle. Physiol Genomics. 31:86-95.  PMID 17550994
  • McDearmon EL, Patel KN, Ko CH, Walisser JA, Schook AC, Chong JL, Wilsbacher LD, Song EJ, Hong HK, Bradfield CA, Takahashi JS (2006).Dissecting the functions of the mammalian clock protein BMAL1 by tissue-specific rescue in mice. Science. 314:1304-1308.  PMID 17124323
  • McDearmon EL, Combs AC, Sekiguchi K, Fujiwara H, and Ervasti JM (2006).Brain a-dystroglycan displays unique glycoepitopes and preferential binding to laminin-10/11. FEBS Lett. 580:3381-3385. PMID 16709410
  • See PubMed for older publications