Newly Published: Stooke‐Vaughan, G., Davidson, L. and Woolner, S. (2017). Xenopus as a model for studies in mechanical stress and cell division. Genesis. – “We exist in a physical world, and cells within biological tissues must respond appropriately to both environmental forces and forces generated within the tissue to ensure normal development and homeostasis. …”
New review published: Vijayraghavan, D. S. and Davidson, L. A. (2016). Mechanics of neurulation: from classical to current perspectives on the physical mechanics that shape, fold, and form the neural tube. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology. DOI: 10.1002/bdra.23557 .
Commentary published with Dr. Jennifer Adibi and collaborators.
J. J. Adibi, Y. Zhao, A. Cartus, P. Gupta, and L. A. Davidson (2016).Placental mechanics in the Zika-microcephaly relationship. Cell Host & Microbe, 20(1), 9-11. Commentary on recent studies.
New review published in Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology.
H. Y. Kim*, T. R. Jackson*, and L. A. Davidson (2016). On the role of mechanics in driving mesenchymal-to-epithelial transitions. (* contributed equally) Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology.
New paper in Biomaterials by Song et al. How 3D substrates control spreading by epithelial-mesenchymal composite tissues.
Two new publications with collaborators Brian Holt and Drs. Mohammad Islam and Kris Dahl.
B. Holt, J. H. Shawky, K. N. Dahl, L. A. Davidson§, M. Islam§ (2016). Distribution of single-wall carbon nanotubes in the Xenopus laevis embryo after microinjection. Applied Toxicology. 36: 568-578. (§ contributed equally) PMID: 26510384.
B. Holt, J. H. Shawky, K. N. Dahl, L. A. Davidson§, M. Islam§ (2016). Developing Xenopus embryos recover by compacting and expelling single-wall carbon nanotubes. Journal of Applied Toxicology. 36: 579-585. (§ contributed equally). PMID: 26153061
New publication from collaboration with Erica McGreevy and Jeff Hildebrand.
M. McGreevy. D. Vijayraghavan, L. A. Davidson and J. D. Hildebrand (2015). Shroom3 functions downstream of planar cell polarity to regulate myosin II distribution and cellular organization during neural tube closure. Biology Open . PMID: 25596276, PMCID: 4365487
New paper in Developmental Biology by Shawky and Davidson. Reviews the interplay between adhesion and mechanics during morphogenesis.
New paper in Development by Zhou et al. Force production measured during convergent extension.
New paper in Developmental Biology by Feroze et al. Force production during blastopore closure measured in vivo!