ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-180226-1
Pearson, Bret
Email: bretpearson.utoronto@gmail.com
URL: http://lab.research.sickkids.ca/pearson/
Affiliation:
Address: Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children 686 Bay St. Room 18-9-712 Toronto, ON M5G 0A4
Country: Canada
Phone: 416-813-7654 x328370
Fax:
Orcid ID: 0000-0002-3473-901X


BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Education
Ph.D. Biology, University of Oregon (March 2005)
B.S. Degrees: Genetics and Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (May, 1998)

Research History
07/2016-present
Senior Scientist – Hospital for Sick Children, Program in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Investigator II – Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Associate Professor - University of Toronto, Department of Molecular Genetics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

06/2010-06/2016
Scientist – Hospital for Sick Children, Program in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
New Investigator – Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Cancer Stem Cell Program
Assistant Professor - University of Toronto, Department of Molecular Genetics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

05/2005-05/2010 Advisor: Dr. Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado
Postdoctoral Fellow
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Adult stem cells and tumorigenesis in Planarians

08/1999-05/2005 Advisor: Dr. Chris Q. Doe
Graduate Student
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Institutes of Molecular Biology and Neuroscience
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
Temporal identity in Drosophila neuroblast lineages

05/1998-08/1999 Advisor: Dr. Nansi Jo Colley
Laboratory Technician
Department of Opthalmology
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Potassium-dependent sodium/calcium exchangers in Drosophila development

05/1997-05/1998 Advisor: Dr. Sean B. Carroll
Undergraduate Research
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Genetics
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Evolution of butterfly wingspot patterns


PUBLICATIONS
Burrows, J.T., Pearson, B.J., Scott, I.C. (2015) An In Vivo Requirement for the Mediator Subunit Med14 in the Maintenance of Stem Cell Populations. Stem Cell Reports. 4(4):670-84
Ochi, H., Pearson, B.J., Chuang, P.T., Hammerschmidt, M., and Westerfield, M. (2006) Hhip regulates zebrafish muscle development by both sequestering Hedgehog and modulating localization of Smoothened. Developmental Biology. 297(1):127-140

NON-ZEBRAFISH PUBLICATIONS