User:Katie B Shannon

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Dr. Shannon in the Cellular Imaging Facility

Katie B Shannon

Department of Biological Sciences
Missouri University of Science and Technology

105 Schrenk Hall 400 W. 11th St. Rolla, MO 65409

(573) 341-6336

I run the Cytokinesis Lab at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Research Interests

  1. Assembly and Contraction of the Actomyosin Ring in Budding Yeast
  2. Microscopy
  3. Synthetic Biology and iGEM
  4. Cellular Uptake and Transport of Nanoparticles

See Cytokinesis Lab page for more info on research interests


  • 2000, PhD, Cell and Developmental Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • 1994, BA with Honors in Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  1. Park SY, Cable AE, Blair J, Stockstill KE, and Shannnon KB. Bub2 regulation of cytokinesis and septation in budding yeast. BMC Cell Biol. 2009 Jun 2;10:43. DOI:10.1186/1471-2121-10-43 | PubMed ID:19490645 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Stayton I, Winiarz J, Shannon K, and Ma Y. Study of uptake and loss of silica nanoparticles in living human lung epithelial cells at single cell level. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2009 Jul;394(6):1595-608. DOI:10.1007/s00216-009-2839-0 | PubMed ID:19455310 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Ogony J, Matthews R, Anni H, Shannon K, and Ercal N. The mechanism of elevated toxicity in HepG2 cells due to combined exposure to ethanol and ionizing radiation. J Appl Toxicol. 2008 Apr;28(3):345-55. DOI:10.1002/jat.1285 | PubMed ID:17631663 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Shannon KB, Canman JC, Ben Moree C, Tirnauer JS, and Salmon ED. Taxol-stabilized microtubules can position the cytokinetic furrow in mammalian cells. Mol Biol Cell. 2005 Sep;16(9):4423-36. DOI:10.1091/mbc.e04-11-0974 | PubMed ID:15975912 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Shannon KB, Canman JC, and Salmon ED. Mad2 and BubR1 function in a single checkpoint pathway that responds to a loss of tension. Mol Biol Cell. 2002 Oct;13(10):3706-19. DOI:10.1091/mbc.e02-03-0137 | PubMed ID:12388768 | HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Canman JC, Sharma N, Straight A, Shannon KB, Fang G, and Salmon ED. Anaphase onset does not require the microtubule-dependent depletion of kinetochore and centromere-binding proteins. J Cell Sci. 2002 Oct 1;115(Pt 19):3787-95. DOI:10.1242/jcs.00057 | PubMed ID:12235289 | HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Shannon KB and Salmon ED. Chromosome dynamics: new light on Aurora B kinase function. Curr Biol. 2002 Jul 9;12(13):R458-60. DOI:10.1016/s0960-9822(02)00945-4 | PubMed ID:12121637 | HubMed [Paper7]
  8. Lippincott J, Shannon KB, Shou W, Deshaies RJ, and Li R. The Tem1 small GTPase controls actomyosin and septin dynamics during cytokinesis. J Cell Sci. 2001 Apr;114(Pt 7):1379-86. PubMed ID:11257003 | HubMed [Paper8]
  9. Shannon KB and Li R. A myosin light chain mediates the localization of the budding yeast IQGAP-like protein during contractile ring formation. Curr Biol. 2000 Jun 15;10(12):727-30. DOI:10.1016/s0960-9822(00)00539-x | PubMed ID:10873803 | HubMed [Paper9]
  10. Shannon KB and Li R. The multiple roles of Cyk1p in the assembly and function of the actomyosin ring in budding yeast. Mol Biol Cell. 1999 Feb;10(2):283-96. DOI:10.1091/mbc.10.2.283 | PubMed ID:9950677 | HubMed [Paper10]
  11. Milne GT, Jin S, Shannon KB, and Weaver DT. Mutations in two Ku homologs define a DNA end-joining repair pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol Cell Biol. 1996 Aug;16(8):4189-98. DOI:10.1128/mcb.16.8.4189 | PubMed ID:8754818 | HubMed [Paper11]

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