Gillian Stanfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Focus

My current focus is on education and mentoring of graduate students in biological sciences and in the preclinical curriculum of the Medical School.

Representative Publications

Fenker KE, Hansen AA, Chong CA, Jud MC, Duffy BA, Norton JP, Hansen JM, Stanfield GM. (2014). SLC6 family transporter SNF-10 is required for protease-mediated activation of sperm motility in C. elegans. Dev Biol, 93(1):171-82.

Ellis RE, Stanfield GM. (2014). The regulation of spermatogenesis and sperm function in nematodes. [Review] Semin Cell Dev Biol, 29:17-30.

Smith JR, Stanfield GM. (2012). A seminal fluid protease activates sperm motility in C. elegans males. [Commentary] Worm, 1(3), 151-4.

Smith JR, Stanfield GM. (2011). TRY-5 Is a Sperm-Activating Protease in Caenorhabditis elegans Seminal Fluid. PLoS Genet, 7(11), e1002375.

Stanfield GM, Villeneuve AM. (2006). Regulation of Sperm Activation by SWM-1 Is Required for Reproductive Success of C. elegans Males. Curr Biol, 16(3), 252-63.

Colaiacovo MP, Stanfield GM, Reddy KC, Reinke V, Kim SK, Villeneuve AM. (2002). A targeted RNAi screen for genes involved in chromosome morphogenesis and nuclear organization in the Caenorhabditis elegans germ line. Genetics, 162(1), 113-28.

Kelly KO, Dernburg AF, Stanfield GM, Villeneuve AM. (2000). Caenorhabditis elegans msh-5 is required for both normal and radiation-induced meiotic crossing over but not for completion of meiosis. Genetics, 156(2), 617-30.

Stanfield GM, Horvitz HR. (2000). The ced-8 gene controls the timing of programmed cell deaths in C. elegans. Mol Cell, 5(3), 423-33.

Wu YC, Stanfield GM, Horvitz HR. (2000). NUC-1, a Caenorhabditis elegans DNase II homolog, functions in an intermediate step of DNA degradation during apoptosis. Genes Dev, 14(5), 536-48.

Metzstein MM, Stanfield GM, Horvitz HR. (1998). Genetics of programmed cell death in C. elegans: past, present and future. [Review] Trends Genet, 14(10), 410-6.

Complete list at MyBibliography

Contact Information


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