Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2021 Mitochondrial DNA-depleter mouse as a model to study human pigmentary skin disordersPigment Cell and Melanoma Research.  34:179-187. 2021
2021 Topical RT1640 treatment effectively reverses gray hair and stem cell loss in a mouse model of radiation-induced canitiesPigment Cell and Melanoma Research.  34:89-100. 2021
2019 Identification of gene variants associated with melanocyte stem cell differentiation in mice predisposed for hair graying 2019
2018 Real or fake? Natural and artificial social stimuli elicit divergent behavioural and neural responses in mangrove rivulus, Kryptolebias marmoratusProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.  285. 2018
2018 A direct link between MITF, innate immunity, and hair grayingPLoS Biology.  16. 2018
2017 The RhoJ-BAD signaling network: An Achilles’ heel for BRAF mutant melanomasPLoS Genetics.  13. 2017
2015 Ectopic differentiation of melanocyte stem cells is influenced by genetic backgroundPigment Cell and Melanoma Research.  28:223-228. 2015
2015 Genomic analysis reveals distinct mechanisms and functional classes of SOX10-regulated genes in melanocytesHuman Molecular Genetics.  24:5433-5450. 2015
2013 A Dual Role for SOX10 in the Maintenance of the Postnatal Melanocyte Lineage and the Differentiation of Melanocyte Stem Cell ProgenitorsPLoS Genetics.  9. 2013
2013 Postnatal lineage mapping of follicular melanocytes with the Tyr:: CreERT2 transgenePigment Cell and Melanoma Research.  26:269-274. 2013
2010 Sox proteins in melanocyte development and melanomaPigment Cell and Melanoma Research.  23:496-513. 2010
2009 Stripes and belly-spots-A review of pigment cell morphogenesis in vertebratesSeminars in Cell and Developmental Biology.  20:90-104. 2009
2008 Directing pathfinding along the dorsolateral path - The role of EDNRB2 and EphB2 in overcoming inhibition 2008
2007 Lineage specification in neural crest cell pathfindingDevelopmental Dynamics.  236:1-19. 2007

Teaching Activities

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Science or Mathematics in Cell / Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of California System : Davis 2008
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Genetics, University of California System : Davis 2000
  • Full Name

  • Melissa Harris