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Iain McKinnell

Instructor III

Degrees:M.Sc. (Oxford), Ph.D. (Oxford)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 7549
Office:Office: 316B Nesbitt Building

Current Research

My interests lie in the processes of embryological development – in particular their molecular regulation – and how these processes contribute to the anatomy and physiology of animals.

Selected Publications

Arnaout B, MacKenzie EM, Lantigua KE, Brzezinski K, McKinnell IW, Maddin HC. (2022) The histology of sutures in chicken skulls: Types, conservation, and ontogeny. J Anat.;240(3):503-515. doi: 10.1111/joa.13574. PMID: 34668205

MacKenzie EM, Atkins JB, Korneisel DE, Cantelon AS, McKinnell IW, Maddin HC. (2021) Normal development in Xenopus laevis: A complementary staging table for the skull based on cartilage and bone. Dev Dyn.; 251(8):1340-1356. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.465.

Arnaout B, Lantigua KE, MacKenzie EM, McKinnell IW, Maddin HC (2021) Development of the chicken skull: A complement to the external staging table of Hamburger and Hamilton. Anat Rec, Feb 23. doi: 10.1002/ar.24603.

Kawabe Y, Wang YX, McKinnell IW, Bedford MT, Rudnicki MA. (2012) Carm1 regulates Pax7 transcriptional activity through MLL1/2 recruitment during asymmetric satellite stem cell divisions. Cell Stem Cell.;11(3):333-45. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2012.07.001.

Smith B, Treadwell J, Zhang D, Ly D, McKinnell I, Walker PR & Sikorska M. (2010) Large scale expression analysis reveals distinct miRNA profiles at different stages of human neurodevelopment. PLoS One; 5(6): e11109.

McKinnell IW, Ishibashi J, LeGrand F, Punch V, Addicks G,  Greenblatt J, Dilworth J, Rudnicki MA (2008) Pax7 regulates myogenic genes via recruitment of a histone methyltransferase complex. Nature Cell Biology; 10: 77-84 .

McKinnell I*, Krishan K*, Patel K, Dhoot GK. (2005) Dynamic ID2 expression in the medial and lateral domains of avian dermomytome. Developmental Dynamics; 234: 363-70.

McKinnell IW, Turmaine M, Patel K. (2004) Sonic Hedgehog functions by localizing the region of proliferation in early developing feather buds. Developmental Biology; 272: 76-88

McKinnell IW, Makarenkova H, de Curtis I, Turmaine M, Patel K. (2004) EphA4, RhoB and the molecular development of feather buds are maintained by the integrity of the actin cytoskeleton. Developmental Biology; 270: 94-105.