Stephanie Maiden, PhD
Position title: Assistant Professor of Biology, Truman State University
Phone: Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Hardin
Research Interest: The role of the microtubule cytoskeleton and associated proteins in the development and function of epithelial tissues using Caenorhabditis elegans as a genetic model organism.
- Currently serving as Assistant Professor of Biology at Truman State University.
- Stephanie completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia – Charlottesville, in the laboratory of Dr. Barry Gumbine’s lab.
- Maiden SL, Harrison N, Keegan J, Cain B, Lynch AM, Pettitt J, and Hardin JJ (2013). Specific conserved C-terminal amino acids of Caenorhabditis elegans HMP-1/α-catenin modulate F-actin binding independently of vinculin. Biol Chem. 288:5694-5706. PMID:23271732 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
- Maiden SL and Hardin JJ (2011). The secret life of α-catenin: moonlighting in morphogenesis. Cell Biol. 195:543-552. Review. PMCID: PMC3257527
- Kwiatkowski A, Maiden S, Pokutta S, Choi H, Benjamin J, Lynch A, Nelson WJ, Weis W, and Hardin J (2010). In vitro and in vivo reconstitution of the cadherin-catenin- actin complex from Caenorhabditis elegans. PNAS USA. 107:14591-14596. [Image selected for cover art; Maiden, SL] PMCID: PMC2930443
- King RS, Maiden SL, Hawkins NC, Kidd AR 3rd, Kimble J, Hardin J, and Walston TD (2009). The N- or C-terminal domains of DSH-2 can activate the C. elegans Wnt/beta-catenin asymmetry pathway. Dev Biol. 328:234-44. PMID:19298786