Myers Laboratory @ the University of the Sciences

Braun A, Farber MJ, Klase ZA, Berget PB, Myers KA. A cell surface display fluorescent biosensor for measuring MMP14 activity in real-time. Sci Rep. 8:5916. 2018


Rao AN, Patil A, Black MM, Craig EM, Myers KA, Yeung HT, Baas PW. Cytoplasmic Dynein Transports Axonal Microtubules in a Polarity-Sorting Manner. Cell Reports. 19:2210-2219. 2017

Myer NM and Myers KA. CLASP1 regulates endothelial cell branching morphology and directed migration. Biology Open. Biology Open. 6:1502-1515. 2017

D’Angelo L and Myers KA. MCAK-mediated regulation of endothelial cell microtubule dynamics is mechanosensitive to myosin-II contractility.  Molecular Biology of the Cell. 28:1223-1237. 2017

Yang X, Myers KA, Wang C, and Chen B. Her2 oncogene transformation enhances 5-  aminolevulinic acid-mediated protoporphyrin IX production and photodynamic therapy response.  Oncotarget. 7: 57798-57810. 2016

Braun, A., Caesar, N. M., Dang, K., Myers, K. A. High-Resolution Time-lapse Imaging and Automated Analysis of Microtubule Dynamics in Living Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (114), e54265. 2016

Myers KA and Janetopoulos C. Recent advances in imaging subcellular processes. F1000 Research.  5(F1000 Faculty Rev):1553. 2016

Palasuberniam P, Yang X, Kraus D, Jones P, Myers KA, Chen B. ABCG2 transporter inhibitor restores the sensitivity of triple negative breast cancer cells to aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic therapy. Scientific Reports. 5:13298. 2015

Yang X, Li W, Palasuberniam P, Myers KA, Wang C, Chen B. Effects of Silencing Heme Biosynthesis Enzymes on 5-Aminolevulinic Acid-mediated Protoporphyrin IX Fluorescence and Photodynamic Therapy. Photochemical Photobiology. 91(4):923-30. 2015

Dang K and Myers KA. The role of hypoxia-induced miR-210 in cancer progression. International Journal of Molecular Science. 16(3):6353-72. Review. 2015

Elliott H., Fischer R.S., Myers K.A., Desai R.A., Gao L., Chen C.S., Adelstein R.S., Waterman C.M., Danuser G.  Myosin II controls cellular branching morphogenesis and migration in three dimensions by minimizing cell-surface curvature.  Nature Cell Biology.  17(2): 137-47.  2015.


Fayete B., Wan A., Yang X., Myers K.A., Chen B. Comparison between endothelial and tumor cells in the response to verteporfin-photodynamic therapy and a PI3K pathway inhibitor.  Photodiagnosis Photodynamic Therapy. pii: S1572-1000(15)00006-X.  2015.


Braun A., Dang K., Buslig F., Baird M.A., Davidson M.W., Waterman C.M., Myers K.A.  Rac1 and Aurora A regulate MCAK to polarize microtubule growth in migrating endothelial cells.  Journal of Cell Biology.  206:97-112.  2014.


Joshi MR., Yao N.,Myers KA., Li Z.  Human serum albumin and p53-activating peptide fusion protein is able to promote apoptosis and deliver fatty acid-modified molecules.  PLoS One.  8(11):e80926.  2013.


Caesar N.M., Myers K.A., Fan X.  Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B vaccine development.  Microbial Pathogenesis.  57:33-40.  2013.

Fischer R.S., Myers K.A., Gardel M.L., Waterman C.M.  Stiffness-controlled three-dimensional extracellular matrices for high-resolution imaging of cell behavior.  Nature Protocols.  7(11):2056-66.  2012.

Myers K.A., Applegate K., Danuser G., Fischer R.S., Waterman C.M.  Distinct ECM mechanosensing pathways regulate microtubule dynamics to control endothelial cell branching morphogenesis.  Journal of Cell Biology.  192(2):321-34. 2011.

Shin,W.D., Fischer R.S., Kanchawong P., Kim Y., Lim J., Myers, K.A., Nishimura Y., Plotnikov S.V., Thievessen I., Yarar D., Sabass B., Waterman C.M. A versatile, multicolor total internal reflection fluorescence and spinning-disk confocal microscope system for high-resolution live cell imaging. In Live cell imaging: A laboratory manual, 2nd ed. (ed. Goldman RD, Swedlow JR, Spector DL), pp. 119-138. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY. 2010.

Nadar V.C., Ketschek A., Myers, K.A., Gallo G., Baas P.W. Kinesin-5 is essential for growth cone turning.  Current Biology. 18(24):1972-7. 2008.

Myers, K.A. and Baas P.W. Microtubule-Actin Interactions During Neuronal Development. In: The Neurobiology of Actin: From Neurulation to Synaptic Function. Springer Publishing Co.: New York, NY. 2008.

Baas, P.W., Myers, K.A., Qiang L., Nadar V.C. Microtubules: organization and function in neurons. In Larry R. Squire, Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, American Press, Oxford. 2008.

Myers, K.A. and Baas P.W. Kinesin-5 regulates the growth of the axon by acting as a brake on its microtubule array.  The Journal of Cell Biology.  178(6): 1081-1091. 2007.

Myers, K.A., Tint I., Nadar C.V., He Y., Black M.M., Baas P.W. Antagonistic forces generated by cytoplasmic dynein and myosin II during growth cone turning and axonal retraction.  Traffic.  7(10):1333-51. 2006.

Ahmad F.J., He Y., Myers, K.A., Hasaka TP, Francis F, Black MM, Baas PW. Effects of dynactin disruption and dynein depletion on axonal microtubules.  Traffic.  7(5):524-37. 2006.

Baas P.W., Nadar V.C., Myers, K.A. Axonal transport of microtubules: the long and short of it.  Traffic.  7(5):490-8. 2006.

Myers, K.A., He Y., Hasaka T.P., Baas P.W.  Microtubule transport in the axon: re-thinking a potential role for the actin cytoskeleton.  Neuroscientist.  12(2):107-18. 2006.

He Y., Francis F., Myers, K.A., Yu W., Black M.M., Baas P.W. Role of cytoplasmic dynein in the axonal transport of microtubules and neurofilaments.  Journal of Cell Biology.  168(5):697-703. 2005.

Myers, K.A., Hasaka T.P., Baas P.W. Role of actin filaments in the axonal transport of microtubules.  Journal of Neuroscience.  24(50):11291-301. 2004.

Baird D.H., Myers, K.A., Mogensen M., Moss D., Baas P.W. Distribution of the microtubule- related protein ninein in developing neurons.  Neuropharmacology.  47(5):677-83. 2004.