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Kara L McKinley, Ph.D.


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  1. R00HD101021 (MCKINLEY, KARA LAVIDGE) Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023
    Mechanisms modulating cell identity in regenerative mammalian epithelia
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. K99HD101021 (MCKINLEY, KARA LAVIDGE) Sep 30, 2019 - Aug 31, 2021
    Mechanisms modulating cell identity in regenerative mammalian epithelia
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. McKinley KL, van Boxtel R, Finley LWS, Peña CJ, Nowakowski TJ. New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Investigators. Cell Stem Cell. 2022 12 01; 29(12):1621-1623. PMID: 36459965.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  2. McKinley KL, Didychuk AL, Nicholas DA, Termini CM. The transition phase: preparing to launch a laboratory. Trends Biochem Sci. 2022 10; 47(10):814-818. PMID: 35644775; PMCID: PMC9677455.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Smith Q, McKinley KL, Chan CJ, Sikandar S, Xiang Y, Passaro D. Introductions to the Community: Early-Career Researchers in the Time of COVID-19. Cell Stem Cell. 2020 11 05; 27(5):702-704. PMID: 33157046.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  4. Skokan TD, Vale RD, McKinley KL. Cell Sorting in Hydra vulgaris Arises from Differing Capacities for Epithelialization between Cell Types. Curr Biol. 2020 10 05; 30(19):3713-3723.e3. PMID: 32795440.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. McKinley KL, Castillo-Azofeifa D, Klein OD. Tools and Concepts for Interrogating and Defining Cellular Identity. Cell Stem Cell. 2020 05 07; 26(5):632-656. PMID: 32386555.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  6. Rodriguez-Rodriguez JA, Lewis C, McKinley KL, Sikirzhytski V, Corona J, Maciejowski J, Khodjakov A, Cheeseman IM, Jallepalli PV. Distinct Roles of RZZ and Bub1-KNL1 in Mitotic Checkpoint Signaling and Kinetochore Expansion. Curr Biol. 2018 11 05; 28(21):3422-3429.e5. PMID: 30415700; PMCID: PMC6522255.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. McKinley KL, Stuurman N, Royer LA, Schartner C, Castillo-Azofeifa D, Delling M, Klein OD, Vale RD. Cellular aspect ratio and cell division mechanics underlie the patterning of cell progeny in diverse mammalian epithelia. Elife. 2018 06 13; 7. PMID: 29897330; PMCID: PMC6023609.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. McKinley KL. Employing CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering to dissect the molecular requirements for mitosis. Methods Cell Biol. 2018; 144:75-105. PMID: 29804684.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  9. Guo LY, Allu PK, Zandarashvili L, McKinley KL, Sekulic N, Dawicki-McKenna JM, Fachinetti D, Logsdon GA, Jamiolkowski RM, Cleveland DW, Cheeseman IM, Black BE. Centromeres are maintained by fastening CENP-A to DNA and directing an arginine anchor-dependent nucleosome transition. Nat Commun. 2017 06 09; 8:15775. PMID: 28598437.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  10. McKinley KL, Cheeseman IM. Large-Scale Analysis of CRISPR/Cas9 Cell-Cycle Knockouts Reveals the Diversity of p53-Dependent Responses to Cell-Cycle Defects. Dev Cell. 2017 02 27; 40(4):405-420.e2. PMID: 28216383; PMCID: PMC5345124.
    Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  11. McKinley KL, Cheeseman IM. The molecular basis for centromere identity and function. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2016 Jan; 17(1):16-29. PMID: 26601620.
    Citations: 237     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  12. McKinley KL, Sekulic N, Guo LY, Tsinman T, Black BE, Cheeseman IM. The CENP-L-N Complex Forms a Critical Node in an Integrated Meshwork of Interactions at the Centromere-Kinetochore Interface. Mol Cell. 2015 Dec 17; 60(6):886-98. PMID: 26698661; PMCID: PMC4690846.
    Citations: 85     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  13. McKinley KL, Cheeseman IM. Polo-like kinase 1 licenses CENP-A deposition at centromeres. Cell. 2014 Jul 17; 158(2):397-411. PMID: 25036634; PMCID: PMC4192726.
    Citations: 81     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  14. Thiru P, Kern DM, McKinley KL, Monda JK, Rago F, Su KC, Tsinman T, Yarar D, Bell GW, Cheeseman IM. Kinetochore genes are coordinately up-regulated in human tumors as part of a FoxM1-related cell division program. Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Jul 01; 25(13):1983-94. PMID: 24829384.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. Fisher MA, McKinley KL, Bradley LH, Viola SR, Hecht MH. De novo designed proteins from a library of artificial sequences function in Escherichia coli and enable cell growth. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 04; 6(1):e15364. PMID: 21245923.
    Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Cells
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