Credentials: MS from NTP 2020
•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.
I am interested in how neurons navigate and respond to guidance cues in 3D environments. Specifically, my research is focused on identifying the molecular cues and intracellular signals that regulate invadosome formation in neuronal growth cones. To this end I am using a combination of in vivo and in vitro 3D approaches with molecular techniques to manipulate candidate molecules and observe growth cone guidance behaviors with confocal and super resolution microscopy.