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Douglas W. Houston, Ph.D.

Professional Preparation:

Florida Tech, Melbourne, FL B.S. 1992 Molecular Biology
Integrated/Genzyme Genetics, Miami, FL N/A 1993-96 Human Cytogenetics
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL Ph.D. 1999 Developmental Biology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Postdoc. 2000-04 Developmental Biology

 

Appointments:

2004-10 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2004- Faculty member, Interdisciplinary Biosciences Graduate Program, The University of Iowa
2005- Faculty Member, Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in Genetics and in Molecular and Cell Biology, The University of Iowa
2008- Faculty Member, Medical Scientist Training Program, The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
2010- Associate Professor, Department of Biology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

Honors:

1999 Florida Scholar Award and Award of Academic Merit, University of Miami, Miami, FL
2000 Finalist, Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
2000 Finalist, Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
2005 University of Iowa Old Gold Fellowship, Iowa City, IA
2005 Featured Alumnus, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
2009- Guest instructor, Cold Spring Harbor Xenopus course
2012-15 ZRG1 F05-R study section review service
2014 DEV2 study section review service
2015- Assistant Director, Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank

 

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:

Hulstrand AM, Houston DW. (2013). Regulation of neurogenesis by Fgf8a requires Cdc42 signaling and a novel Cdc42 effector protein. Dev Biol. 382(2):385-99. Epub 2013 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 23994638; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3846544.

Bassuk A, Muthuuswamy L, Boland R, Smith T, Hulstrand AM, Northrup H, Hakeman M, Dierdorff J, Yung C, Long A, Brouilette R, Au K-S, Gurnett C, Houston DW, Cornell RA, Manak JR. (2013). Copy number variation analysis implicates the cell polarity gene glypican 5 as a human spina bifida candidate gene. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Mar 15;22(6):1097-111.

Elliott KL, Houston DW, Fritzsch B. Sensory afferent segregation in three-eared frogs resemble the dominance columns observed in three-eyed frogs. Sci Rep. 2015 Feb 9;5:8338. doi: 10.1038/srep08338. PubMed PMID: 25661240.

Olson DJ, Oh D, Houston DW. (2015). The dynamics of plus end polarization and microtubule assembly during Xenopus cortical rotation. Dev Biol 401, 249–263. PubMed PMID: 25753733.

Elliott KL, Houston DW, DeCook R, Fritzsch B. (2015). Ear manipulations reveal a critical period for survival and dendritic development at the single-cell level in Mauthner neurons. Dev Neurobiol. Mar 18. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22287. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25787878.

Additional Publications

Last modified on September 25th, 2015
Posted on September 18th, 2015