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Andrea Page-McCaw, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Cell & Developmental Biology Vanderbilt University

My lab investigates basic mechanisms behind cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions during development and wound healing, using Drosophila as a model.



1.   X. Wang and A. Page-McCaw. Wnt6 maintains anterior escort cells as an integral component of the germline stem cell niche.  Development 145, dev158527-20 (2018).

2.   E.K. Shannon, A.S. Stevens, W. Edrington, Y. Zhao, A.K. Jayasinghe, A. Page-McCaw†, M.S. Hutson†.  Multiple Mechanisms Drive Calcium Signal Dynamics around Laser-Induced Epithelial Wounds. Biophysical Journal 113, 1623-1635 (2017).

3.   I. Waghmare and A. Page-McCaw.  Wnt Signaling in Stem Cell Maintenance and Differentiation in the Drosophila Germarium.  Genes (in press).



R21AR072510 (A. Page-McCaw, PI)       7/14/2017-4/31/2019                          


“A new model for analyzing basement membrane repair."  The goals of this project are to utilize a new model of basement membrane damage to analyze its repair in vivo in the Drosophila intestine.