Kristi Dixon Yow



Background & Contact Information


Research Technician/Lab Manager (2019 – Present)
Education: BS Biology UNC-CH






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cno∆CRISPR mutant


Research Information

Working with Kia Perez-Vale to determine the mechanisms by which Canoe regulates morphogenesis and define how it in turn is regulated by Rap1 and its GEFs.


Perez-Vale KZ*, Yow KD*, Gurley NJ, Greene M, Peifer M. Rap1 regulates apical contractility to allow embryonic morphogenesis without tissue disruption and acts in part via Canoe-independent mechanisms. Molecular Biology of the Cell. (2023) 34:ar7. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E22-05-0176.  *co-first authors

Perez-Vale, KZ., Yow, K,D., Johnson, R, I,. Byrnes, A.E., Finegan, T.M., Slep, K.C., and Peifer, M. (2021) Multivalent interactions make adherens junction-cytoskeletal linkage robust during morphogenesis. Journal of Cell Biology 220:e202104087..

Michelle E. St. John. Kristi E. Dixon. Christopher H. Martin   (2020) Oral shelling within an adaptive radiation of pupfishes: Testing the adaptive function of a novel nasal protrusion and behavioural preference.  Journal of Fish Biology


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