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Fraser, Sherri
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Address: Smooth Muscle Research Group Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Calgary 3330 Hospital Drive NW Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1 Canada
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BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
B.Sc. with Distinction, Departmen tof Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, The University of Calgary.

Ph.D. in Developmental Biology. 'Post-transcriptional regulation by non-coding sequences of the c-myc transcript in Xenopus laevis.' Supervised by Dr. Leon Browder, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Calgary.

Post-doctoral research. 'Identification of factors that regulate muscle-specific alternative splicing' Supervised by Dr. Tom Cooper, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine.


PUBLICATIONS
Liu, J., Fraser, S.D., Faloon, P.W., Rollins, E.L., Vom Berg, J., Starovic-Subota, O., Laliberte, A.L., Chen, J.N., Serluca, F.C., and Childs, S.J. (2007) A βPix–Pak2a signaling pathway regulates cerebral vascular stability in zebrafish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104(35):13990-13995
Torres-Vazquez, J., Gitler, A.D., Fraser, S.D., Berk, J.D., Pham, V.N., Fishman, M.C., Childs, S., Epstein, J.A., and Weinstein, B.M. (2004) Semaphorin-plexin signaling guides patterning of the developing vasculature. Developmental Cell. 7(1):117-123

NON-ZEBRAFISH PUBLICATIONS
'Alternative splicing and binding of factors to CD44 variable exon v4 are influenced by Human Tra2a and b.' E. Stickeler, A. Honig, A.L. Chen, S.D. Fraser, T.A. Cooper, W.A. Mattox and S.M. Berget. In preparation.

'The RNA binding protein YB-1 binds A/C-rich exon enhancers and stimulates splicing of the CD44 alternative exon v4.' 2001. E. Stickeler, S.D. Fraser, A. Honig, A.L. Chen, S.M. Berget and T.A. Cooper. The EMBO Journal. 20(14):3821-3830.

'Stimulation of translation and cytoplasmic polyadenylation by the Xenopus c-mycI 3'-untranslated region' 1997. S.D. Fraser and L.W. Browder. Differentiation. 62:51-62.

'5'-3' interactions in regulation of translation in Xenopus early embryos' 1997. L.W. Browder, J. Wilkes-Johnston and S.D. Fraser. Biochemistry and Cell Biology. 75:739-748.

'Effects of c-myc first exons and 5' synthetic hairpins on RNA translation in oocytes and early embryos of Xenopus laevis' 1996. S.D. Fraser, J.A. Wilkes-Johnston and L.W. Browder. Oncogene. 12:1223-1230.