Dr. Kathleen Spears
Neuroscience, Emphasis: Regenerative Medicine; University of Missouri,
Biology; Truman State University, 2003
- Cancer stem
- Neural stem cell differentiation
- Developmental biology
- Spears K,
Kern J, Hassett DE, Kirk MD. (2012). Neuralized embryonic stem cells
induce a systemic immune response in an in vivo model of CNS cell
replacement therapy. Submitted.
K, Bradley L, Litofsky NS, Miller DC, Anthony D.
(2012) Glioblastoma associated endothelial cells originate from the
CD133+ fraction of tumor stem cells and are not recruited from the host
vasculature. In Prep.
- Meyer JS, Tullis G, Pierret C, Spears
K, Kirk MD. (2009) Detection of calcium
transients in embryonic stem cells and their differentiated progeny.
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiolgoy.Vol. 29, 1191-203
C*, Spears K*, Morrison JA*, Maruniak JA, Katz ML, Kirk MD. (2007).
Elements of a neural stem cell niche derived from embryonic stem cells. Stem
Cells and Development, Vol.16,1017-26
C, Spears K, Maruniak JA, Kirk MD. (2006). Neural crest as the source of
adult stem cells. Stem Cells and Development, Vol.15,
Other Professional Experiences
- Society for
- International Society for Stem Cell Research, Associate Member
- Council on Undergraduate Research, Enhanced Member