Katie Wiens

Ph.D. 2006

Thesis Title:

Rac1 and spinogenesis

Current Position:

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biology and Neurobiology
Christopher Newport University

Major Advisor(s):

Dezhi Liao, M.D,, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Kim, J, Wu, Q, Zhang, Z, Wiens, KM, Huang, Y, Rubin, N, Shimada, H, Handin, RI, Chao, M, Tuan, TL, Starnes, VA, Lien, CL (2010). PDGF signaling is required for epicardial function and new blood vessel formation in regenerating zebrafish hearts.  PNAS 107:17206-17210.
  • Wiens, KM, Lee, H, Shimada, H, Metcalf, A, Chao, M, Lien, CL (2010). Platelet-derived growth factor receptor β is critical for zebrafish intersegmental vessel formation.  PLoS ONE 5(6): e11324.
  • Liao, D, Grigoriants, OG, Wiens, KM, Wang, W, Loh, HH, Law, PY (2007). Distinct effects of individual opioids on the morphology of spines depend upon the internalization of mu opioid receptors.  Molecular and Cellular Neurosci 35:456-469.
  • Wiens, KM, Lin, H, Liao, D (2005). Rac1 induces the clustering of AMPA receptors during spinogenesis.  J Neurosci 25:10627-10636.
Katie Wiens