Professor     Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Biochemistry and molecular biology, reproductive biology, fertilization, cell adhesion, cytoskeleton, egg, sperm, oocyte maturation, meiosis, contraception, infertility. 


Cell Biology | Cellular Stress and Cell SignalingDevelopmental and Stem Cell Biology

Selected Publications:

Mackenzie, A.C.L, Kyle, D.D., McGinnis, L.A., Lee, H.J., Aldana, N., Robinson, D.N., and Evans, J.P.  Cortical mechanics and myosin-II abnormalities associated with post-ovulatory aging:  Implications for functional defects in aged eggs. Mol. Human Reprod. 2016 PMID: 26921397.

Christianson, M.S., Gerolstein, A.L., Lee, H.J., Monseur, B.C., Robinson, D.N., and Evans, J.P. Effects of inhibition of Ubiquitin C-Terminal Hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1) on sperm incorporation and cortical tension in mouse eggs.  Mol. Reprod. Dev. 2016 PMID: 26781791. 

McGinnis, L.A., Lee, H.J., Robinson, D.N., and Evans, J.P.  MAPK3/1 (ERK1/2) and Myosin Light Chain Kinase in mammalian eggs affect myosin-II function and regulate the metaphase II state in a calcium- and zinc-dependent manner.  Biol. Reprod. 2015 PMID: 25904014.

Matthews, L.M. and Evans, J.P.  α-endosulfine (ENSA) regulates exit from prophase I arrest in mouse oocytes.  Cell Cycle 2014 PMID: 24675883.

Kryzak, C.A., Moraine, M.M., Kyle, D.D., Lee, H.J., Cubeñas-Potts, C., Robinson, D.N., and Evans, J.P.  Prophase I mouse oocytes are deficient in the ability to respond to fertilization by decreasing membrane receptivity to sperm and establishing a membrane block to polyspermy.  Biol. Reprod. 2013 PMID: 23863404.

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