Research in the McCarrey laboratory is centered on mammalian germ cells and stem cells. Our experimental models include the mouse, the baboon, and the opossum. We are interested in the epigenetic regulation of cell functions, including determination of cell fates, maintenance of genetic integrity, regulation of gene expression, genomic imprinting, X-chromosome inactivation and meiotic sex chromosome inactivation, methods of assisted reproduction, the evolution of tissue-specific gene expression in mammalian species, and developing the baboon as a model system for testing stem cell-based therapeutic applications.
Arango NA, Li L, Dabir D, Nicolau F, Pieretti-Vanmarcke R, Koehler C, McCarrey JR, Lu N, Donahoe PK. Meiosis I arrest abnormalities lead to severe oligozoospermia in meiosis 1 arresting protein (M1ap)-deficient mice. Biol Reprod. 2013 Mar 28;88(3):76.
Murphey P, McLean DJ, McMahan CA, Walter CA, McCarrey JR. Enhanced genetic integrity in mouse germ cells. Biol Reprod. 2013 Jan 3;88(1):6.
Ortogero N, Hennig GW, Langille C, Ro S, McCarrey JR, Yan W. Computer-assisted annotation of murine Sertoli cell small RNA transcriptome. Biol Reprod. 2013 Jan 3;88(1):3.
Skinner MK, Haque CG, Nilsson E, Bhandari R, McCarrey JR. Environmentally induced transgenerational epigenetic reprogramming of primordial germ cells and the subsequent germ line. PLoS One. 2013 Jul 15;8(7):e66318.
Zhou J, McCarrey JR, Wang PJ. A 1.1-Mb segmental deletion on the X chromosome causes meiotic failure in male mice. Biol Reprod. 2013 Jun 27;88(6):159.