Graduate Alumni

Sarah Rempel

Credentials: PhD from CMB Oct 25, 2021

Position title: Scientist I, Boost Neuroscience

Address:
•Catlett, T.S., Onesto, M.M., McCann, A.J., Rempel, S.K., Glass, J., Franz, D.N., and Gómez, T.M. (2021) RhoA signaling defects result in impaired axon guidance in iPSC-derived neurons from patients with tuberous sclerosis complex. Nat. Commun. 12(1):2589.

•Short C.A., Onesto M.M., Rempel S.K., Catlett T.S., Gomez T.M. (2021) Familiar growth factors have diverse roles in neural network assembly. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 66:233-239.

•Onesto M. M., Short C.A., Rempel S.K., Catlett T.S., Gomez T.M. (2021) Growth Factors as Axon Guidance Molecules: Lessons From in vitro Studies. Front Neurosci. 15:678454.

•Rempel, S.K., Welch, M.J., Ludwig, A.L., Phillips, M.J., Kancherla, Y., Zack, D.J., Gamm, D.M., Gomez, T.M. Human photoreceptors switch from autonomous axon extension to cell-mediated process pulling during synaptic marker redistribution. bioRxiv, 2021.

Caitlin Short

Credentials: MS from NTP 2020

Email: cshort2@wisc.edu

Address:
•Short, C.A., Suarez-Zayas, E.A. and Gomez, T. M. (2016) Cell adhesion and invasion mechanisms that guide developing axons. Current opinion in Neuro. 39: 77-85. PMCID: PMC4987159

•Short C.A., Onesto M.M., Rempel S.K., Catlett T.S., Gomez T.M. (2021) Familiar growth factors have diverse roles in neural network assembly. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 66:233-239.

•Onesto M. M., Short C.A., Rempel S.K., Catlett T.S., Gomez T.M. (2021) Growth Factors as Axon Guidance Molecules: Lessons From in vitro Studies. Front Neurosci. 15:678454.

Timothy S. Catlett

Credentials: PhD from CMB Dec 13, 2019

Position title: Scientist I, Translational oncology and clinical reporting, Foundation Medicine

Address:
•Catlett, T.S. and Gomez T.M. (2016) Division of labor in the growth cone by DSCR1. J Cell Bio. 213(4): 407-409. PMCID: PMC4878096.

•Catlett, T.S., Onesto, M.M., McCann, A.J., Rempel, S.K., Glass, J., Franz, D.N., and Gómez, T.M. (2021) RhoA signaling defects result in impaired axon guidance in iPSC-derived neurons from patients with tuberous sclerosis complex. Nat. Commun. 12(1):2589.

Bob Nichol

Credentials: PhD from NTP January 20, 2017

Position title: Laboratory Manager, University of South Florida

Address:
•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

•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

•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. PMCID: PMC4756158.

•Nichol, R.H., Catlett, T.S., Hollender, D., Onesto, M.M. and Gomez, T.M. (2019) Environmental elasticity regulates cell-type specific RhoA signaling and neuritogenesis of human neurons. Stem Cell Reports. Dec 10;13(6):1006-1021. PMID: 31708476. Faculty of 1000 selection.

Patrick Kerstein

Credentials: PhD from NTP July 24, 2015

Position title: Assistant Professor Purdue University

Address:
•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

•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

•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.

Miguel Santiago-Medina

Credentials: PhD from NTP November 22, 2013

Position title: Senior Medical Writer at ACCESS Medical, LLC

Address:
•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

•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

•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

•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

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. Currently position, attending physician at University of Washington.

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. Current position, Assistant professor at Hamline College.

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.  Current position, Assistant professor at UC-Merced.

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. Current position, Assistant professor at Purdue University.