ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-120216-1
McGrail, Maura
Email: mmcgrail@iastate.edu
Affiliation: McGrail Lab
Address: Assistant Professor Genetics, Development and Cell Biology 638 Science Hall II Iowa State University Ames Iowa 50011 USA
Country: United States
Phone: 515 294-4445


Almeida, M.P., Welker, J.M., Siddiqui, S., Luiken, J., Ekker, S.C., Clark, K.J., Essner, J.J., McGrail, M. (2021) Endogenous zebrafish proneural Cre drivers generated by CRISPR/Cas9 short homology directed targeted integration. Scientific Reports. 11:1732
Ichino, N., Serres, M.R., Urban, R.M., Urban, M.D., Treichel, A.J., Schaefbauer, K.J., Greif, L.E., Varshney, G.K., Skuster, K.J., McNulty, M.S., Daby, C.L., Wang, Y., Liao, H.K., El-Rass, S., Ding, Y., Liu, W., Anderson, J.L., Wishman, M.D., Sabharwal, A., Schimmenti, L.A., Sivasubbu, S., Balciunas, D., Hammerschmidt, M., Farber, S.A., Wen, X.Y., Xu, X., McGrail, M., Essner, J.J., Burgess, S.M., Clark, K.J., Ekker, S.C. (2020) Building the vertebrate codex using the gene breaking protein trap library. eLIFE. 9:
Wierson, W.A., Welker, J.M., Almeida, M.P., Mann, C.M., Webster, D.A., Torrie, M.E., Weiss, T.J., Kambakam, S., Vollbrecht, M.K., Lan, M., McKeighan, K.C., Levey, J., Ming, Z., Wehmeier, A., Mikelson, C.S., Haltom, J.A., Kwan, K.M., Chien, C.B., Balciunas, D., Ekker, S.C., Clark, K.J., Webber, B.R., Moriarity, B.S., Solin, S.L., Carlson, D.F., Dobbs, D.L., McGrail, M., Essner, J. (2020) Efficient targeted integration directed by short homology in zebrafish and mammalian cells. eLIFE. 9:
Wierson, W.A., Simone, B.W., WareJoncas, Z., Mann, C., Welker, J.M., Kar, B., Emch, M.J., Friedberg, I., Gendron, W.A.C., Barry, M.A., Clark, K.J., Dobbs, D.L., McGrail, M.A., Ekker, S.C., Essner, J.J. (2019) Expanding the CRISPR Toolbox with ErCas12a in Zebrafish and Human Cells. The CRISPR journal. 2(6):417-433
Schultz, L.E., Haltom, J.A., Almeida, M.P., Wierson, W.A., Solin, S.L., Weiss, T.J., Helmer, J.A., Sandquist, E.J., Shive, H.R., McGrail, M. (2018) Epigenetic regulators Rbbp4 and Hdac1 are overexpressed in a zebrafish model of RB1 embryonal brain tumor, and are required for neural progenitor survival and proliferation. Disease models & mechanisms. 11(6)
Schultz, L.E., Solin, S.L., Wierson, W.A., Lovan, J.M., Syrkin-Nikolau, J., Lincow, D.E., Severin, A.J., Sakaguchi, D.S., McGrail, M. (2017) Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A and Leptin Expression Associated with Ectopic Proliferation and Retinal Dysplasia in Zebrafish Optic Pathway Tumors. Zebrafish. 14(4):343-356
Welker, J.M., Wierson, W.A., Wang, Y., Poshusta, T.L., McNulty, M.S., Tisdale, E.E., Solin, S.L., Ekker, S.C., Clark, K.J., McGrail, M., Essner, J.J. (2016) GoldyTALEN Vectors with Improved Efficiency for Golden Gate TALEN Assembly. Human gene therapy. 27:423-4
Solin, S.L., Shive, H.R., Woolard, K.D., Essner, J.J., McGrail, M. (2015) Rapid tumor induction in zebrafish by TALEN-mediated somatic inactivation of the retinoblastoma1 tumor suppressor rb1. Scientific Reports. 5:13745
Solin, S.L., Wang, Y., Mauldin, J., Schultz, L.E., Lincow, D.E., Brodskiy, P.A., Jones, C.A., Syrkin-Nikolau, J., Linn, J.M., Essner, J.J., Hostetter, J.M., Whitley, E.M., Cameron, J.D., Chou, H.H., Severin, A.J., Sakaguchi, D.S., McGrail, M. (2014) Molecular and Cellular Characterization of a Zebrafish Optic Pathway Tumor Line Implicates Glia-Derived Progenitors in Tumorigenesis. PLoS One. 9:e114888
Liao, H.K., Wang, Y., Watt, K.E., Wen, Q., Breitback, J., Kemmet, C.K., Clark, K.J., Ekker, S.C., Essner, J.J., and McGrail, M. (2012) Tol2 gene trap integrations in the zebrafish amyloid precursor protein genes appa and aplp2 reveal accumulation of secreted APP at the embryonic veins. Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 241(2):415-425
McGrail, M., Hatler, J.M., Kuang, X., Liao, H.K., Nannapaneni, K., Noack Watt, K.E., Uhl, J.D., Largaespada, D.A., Vollbrecht, E., Scheetz, T.E., Dupuy, A.J., Hostetter, J.M., and Essner, J.J. (2011) Somatic mutagenesis with a sleeping beauty transposon system leads to solid tumor formation in zebrafish. PLoS One. 6(4):e18826
Wang, Y., Kaiser, M.S., Larson, J.D., Nasevicius, A., Clark, K.J., Wadman, S.A., Roberg-Perez, S.E., Ekker, S.C., Hackett, P.B., McGrail, M., and Essner, J.J. (2010) Moesin1 and Ve-cadherin are required in endothelial cells during in vivo tubulogenesis. Development (Cambridge, England). 137(18):3119-3128
McGrail, M., Batz, L., Noack, K., Pandey, S., Huang, Y., Gu, X., and Essner, J.J. (2010) Expression of the zebrafish CD133/prominin1 genes in cellular proliferation zones in the embryonic central nervous system and sensory organs. Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 239(6):1849-1857