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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 molecular regulation of embryological development – in particular the spatio-temporal nature of gene expression, and how these genes, and the processes that regulate them, contribute to the anatomy and physiology of animals.

Selected Publications

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.

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.