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Abigail Myers


Abigail Myers
Abigail Myers

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Taylor Science Center 2067
315-859-4873

Abigail Myers received her Ph.D. in neuroscience and certificate in university teaching from West Virginia University, M.S. in biomedical sciences from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and B.S. in kinesiology from Penn State University. Myers completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School where she investigated a role mitochondrial transport in migrating neurons during embryonic brain development. Her current research examines the role of mitochondrial transport proteins in neurodevelopmental diseases.

Select Publications

  • PIK3R2/Pik3r2 activating mutations result in brain overgrowth and EEG changes. Shi X., Lim Y., Myers A.K., Stallings B.L., Mccoy A., Zeiger J., Scheck J., Cho G., Marsh E.D., Mirzaa G.M., Tao T., Golden J.A. Ann Neurol. 2020 Dec;88(6):1077-1094. doi: 10.1002/ana.25890. Epub 2020 Sep 28. PMID: 32856318.
  • JNK signaling is required for proper tangential migration and laminar allocation of cortical interneurons, Myers A.K, Cunningham J.G., Smith S.E., Snow J.P., Smoot C.A., Tucker E.S. Development. 2020 Jan 17;147(2): dev180646. doi: 10.1242/dev.180646. PMID: 31915148; PMCID: PMC6983726.
  • Cortical interneurons require Jnk1 to enter and navigate the developing cerebral cortex, Myers A.K., Meechan D.W., Adney D.R., Tucker E.S. J. Neurosci. 2014 Jun 4;34(23):7787-801. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4695-13.2014. PMID: 24899703; PMCID: PMC4044244.
  • Prenatal diagnosis of congenital femoral deficiency and fibular hemimelia, Radler C., Myers A.K., Hunter, R., Arrabal P.P., Herzenberg J.E., Grill F. Prenat. Diagn. 2014 Apr 25 doi: 10.1002/pd.4396. Epub 2014 May 15. PMID: 24764248.
  • Neonatal conductive hearing loss disrupts the development of the Cat-315 epitope on perineuronal nets in the rat superior olivary complex. Myers A.K., Ray J., Kulesza R.J. Jr. Brain Res. 2012 Jul 17;1465:34-47. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2012.05.024. Epub 2012 May 22. PMID: 22627161.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2021

Educational Background

Ph.D., West Virginia University
M.S., Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
B.S., Pennsylvania State University

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