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Stephen Norris, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Rathmell Lab

Research Description

Stephen’s research is focused on identifying the molecular causes of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common type of kidney cancer.



Norris, S.R. and Ohi, R. (2017). Cell division: Centrosomes have separation anxiety. Current Biology 27, R601-R603.

Landino, J., Norris, S.R., Li, M., Ballister, E.R., Lampson, M.A., and Ohi, R. (2017). Two mechanisms coordinate the recruitment of the chromosomal passenger complex to the plane of cell division. Molecular Biology of the Cell 28, 3634-3646.

Sturgill, E.G., Norris, S.R., Guo Y., and Ohi, R. (2016). Kinesin-5 inhibitor resistance is driven by kinesin-12. The Journal of Cell Biology 213, 213-227.

Norris, S.R., Núñez, M.F., and Verhey, K.J. (2015). Influence of fluorescent tag on the motility properties of kinesin-1 in single-molecule assays. Biophysical Journal 108, 1133-1143.

Williams, C.L., McIntyre, J.C., Norris, S.R., Jenkins, P.M., Zhang, L., Pei, Q., Verhey, K.J., and Martens, J.R. (2014). Direct evidence for Bbsome-associated intraflagellar transport reveals distinct properties of native mammalian cilia.  Nature Communications 5, 5813-5823.

Norris, S.R., Soppina, V., Dizaji, A.S., Schimert, K.I., Sept, D., Cai, D., Sivaramakrishnan, S., and Verhey, K.J. (2014). A method for multiprotein assembly in cells reveals independent action of kinesins in complex. The Journal of Cell Biology 207, 393-406.

Soppina, V., Norris, S.R., Dizaji, A.S., Kortus, M., Veatch, S., Peckham, M., and Verhey, K.J. (2014). Dimerization of mammalian kinesin-3 motors results in superprocessive motion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111, 5562-5567.

Cribb, J.A., Vasquez, P.A., Moore, P., Norris, S.R., Shah, S., Forest, M.G., and Superfine, R. (2013). Nonlinear signatures of entangled polymer solutions in active microbead rheology. Journal of Rheology 57, 1247.