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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Alumni | Nikole Kimes
Nikole Kimes

Mentor: Dr. Pam Morris

BS Univ of South Carolina 1996
MA John F Kennedy Univ 1999

Matriculated: 2006

Determining the functional role of microbial communities in coral health and disease. Diversity assessment of coral- associated archaea, bacteria and zooxanthellae in healthy, diseased, bleached and recovered corals. Functional analysis of the microbial community during the same stages of disease using functional gene array data, RNA analysis and proteomics.

Bamji SX, Rico B, Kimes N and Reichardt LF (2006). BDNF mobilizes synaptic vesicles and enhances synapse formation by disrupting cadherin–ß-catenin interactions. J. Cell Biol. 174: 289-299. (Cover Image – Nikole Kimes)

Rico B, Beggs HE, Schahin-Reed D, Kimes N, Schmidt A and Reichardt LF (2004). Control of axonal branching and synapse formation by focal adhesion kinase. Nature Neuroscience 7, 1059-1069.

Bamji SX, Shimazu K, Kimes N, Huelsken J, Birchmeier W, Lu B and Reichardt LF (2003). Role of beta-catenin in synaptic vesicle localization and presynaptic assembly. Neuron 40(4), 719-731.

Elul T, Kimes N, Kohwi M and Reichardt LF (2003). N- and C-Terminal Domains of b-Catenin, Respectively, Are Required to Initiate and Shape Axon Arbors of Retinal Ganglion Cells In Vivo. J. Neuroscience 23(16), 6567-6575.

Abstracts at National Meetings
Kilpatrick L, Kimes N, Morris P, Roth J, Rudnick P, Yang S and Stein S (2007). Building Peptide Mass Spectral Libraries from Digests of Bacterial Lysates [abs.]. 55th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry. (1118) Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kimes N, Francis K, Yu S and Wei L (2006). Neural differentiation and transplantation of human embryonic stem cells after ischemic stroke in rats [abs]. 2006 Neuroscience Meeting (521.6/C9) Atlanta, GA.

Francis K, Kimes N, Yu S and Wei L (2006). Neurally-induced human embryonic stem cells exhibit neuronal channels and functional activity[abs]. 2006 Neuroscience Meeting (785.7/A29) Atlanta, GA.

Nolan R, Kimes N, Flippin J, Davis E and Goldstein L (2006). Generation and characterization of hESC lines with Cre-dependent RNAi of Kinesin-1 subunit [abs.]. 4th International Society of Stem Cell Research Meeting. Cairns, Australia.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2007)