Dana Ruter, Ph.D.
Contact Info: danalynn [at] med.unc.edu
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA – Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL – B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2011
Research: I am interested in how blood flow and the associated mechanical forces act upon the vasculature. My research in the Bautch lab focuses on how blood flow induced vascular remodeling changes endothelial cell shape and function.
Lynn DA, Dalton HM, Sowa JN, Wang MC, Soukas AA, Curran SP. Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids allocate somatic and germline lipids to ensure fitness during nutrient and oxidative stress in Caenorhabditis elegans. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2015 Nov 30;112(50): 15378-15383.
Geng Y, Zhao Y, Schuster LC, Feng B, Lynn DA, Austin KM, Stoklosa JD, Morrison JD. A chemical biology study of human pluripotent stem cells unveils HSPA8 as a key regulator of pluripotency. Stem Cell Reports. 2015 Dec 8;5(6): 1143-1154.
Lynn DA and Curran SP. The SKN-1 hunger games: May the odds be ever in your favor. Worm. 2015 Aug 24;4(3):e1078959.
Pang S*, Lynn DA*, Lo JY, Paek J, Curran SP. SKN-1/Nrf2 couples proline catabolism with lipid metabolism during nutrient deprivation. Nat Commun. 2014 Oct 6; 5: 5048.
*These authors contributed equally to this work