Melissa G. Mendez, Ph.D.

2009 Neuroscience Institute Graduate Program Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 
Cell Biology, Molecular Neuroscience
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Robert D. Goldman grad student 2009 Northwestern
 (The role of Vimentin in the changes in cell shape and motility that accompany epithelial to mesenchymal transitions.)
James Inglese post-doc 2013-2016 NIH, NCATS
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Mendez MG, Restle D, Janmey PA. (2014) Vimentin enhances cell elastic behavior and protects against compressive stress. Biophysical Journal. 107: 314-23
Murray ME, Mendez MG, Janmey PA. (2014) Substrate stiffness regulates solubility of cellular vimentin. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 25: 87-94
Chopra A, Murray ME, Byfield FJ, et al. (2014) Augmentation of integrin-mediated mechanotransduction by hyaluronic acid. Biomaterials. 35: 71-82
Mendez MG, Janmey PA. (2012) Transcription factor regulation by mechanical stress International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. 44: 728-732
Nekrasova OE, Mendez MG, Chernoivanenko IS, et al. (2011) Vimentin intermediate filaments modulate the motility of mitochondria. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 22: 2282-9
Helfand BT, Mendez MG, Murthy SN, et al. (2011) Vimentin organization modulates the formation of lamellipodia. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 22: 1274-89
Mendez MG, Kojima S, Goldman RD. (2010) Vimentin induces changes in cell shape, motility, and adhesion during the epithelial to mesenchymal transition. Faseb Journal : Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies For Experimental Biology. 24: 1838-51
Eriksson JE, Dechat T, Grin B, et al. (2009) Introducing intermediate filaments: from discovery to disease. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 119: 1763-71
Goldman RD, Grin B, Mendez MG, et al. (2008) Intermediate filaments: versatile building blocks of cell structure. Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 20: 28-34
Chou YH, Flitney FW, Chang L, et al. (2007) The motility and dynamic properties of intermediate filaments and their constituent proteins. Experimental Cell Research. 313: 2236-43
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