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Michael Stark

Dept Chair, PD Biology
Physiology & Developmental Biology

4005 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

801-422-9498

Research Interests
Developmental biology; Cell fate determination; Nervous system develop; Birth Defects; See lab webpage for additional information (starklab.byu.edu)

Administrative Positions
Department Chair

Experience
Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Professor, Brigham Young University, 2016-Present
  • Associate Professor, BYU, 2009-2016

Memberships

  • The Brain Institute, 2007-Present
  • Society for Developmental Biology, 1998-Present
  • Society for Neuroscience, 2009-2011

Honors and Awards

  • College of Life Sciences, BYU : Outstanding College Research Award

Courses Taught
Winter 2019

  • PDBIO 210: Human Anatomy (w/ virtual lab) Section 001
  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Experience Section 016
  • PDBIO 450R: Readings & Discussion in PDBio Section 013
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undergraduate Research Section 013
  • PDBIO 582: Developmental Genetics Section 001
  • PDBIO 799R: Dissertation Section 013

Fall 2018

  • PDBIO 210: Human Anatomy (w/ virtual lab) Section 001
  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 013, 023
  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Experience Section 023
  • PDBIO 382: Developmental Biology Section 001
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undergraduate Research Section 013, 017
  • PDBIO 689R: Practicum LfSci Tchg or Resrch Section 002
  • PDBIO 799R: Dissertation Section 013

Spring 2018

  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 013
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 013

Winter 2018

  • PDBIO 210: Human Anatomy (w/ virtual lab) Section 001
  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 013
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 013
  • PDBIO 582: Developmental Genetics Section 001
  • PDBIO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 013
  • PDBIO 799R: Dissertation Section 013

Publications

Journal Articles

Voelkel JE, Harvey JA, Adams JS, Lassiter RN, Stark MR. 2014. FGF and Notch signaling in sensory neuron formation: A multifactorial approach to understanding signaling pathway hierarchy. Mechanisms of Development. 134:55-66.

Lassiter RN, Stark MR, Zhao T, Zhou CJ. 2014. Signaling mechanisms controlling cranial placode neurogenesis and delamination. Developmental Biology. 389(1):39-49.

Adams JS, Sudweeks SN, Stark MR. 2014. Pax3 isoforms in sensory neurogenesis: Expression and function in the ophthalmic trigeminal placode. Developmental Dynamics. 243(10):1249-61.

Williams BL, Stark MR, Caldwell RL. 2012. Microdistribution of tetrodotoxin in two species of blue-ringed octopuses (Hapalochlaena lunulata and Hapalochlaena fasciata) detected by fluorescent immunolabeling. Toxicon. 60(7):1307-1313.

Liu Q, Spusta S, Mi R, Lassiter RN, Stark MR, Hoke A, Rao MS, Zeng X. 2012. Human neural crest stem cells derived from hESC and iPSC: Induction, maintenance and differentiation into functional Schwann cells. Stem cells translational medicine. 1(4):266-278.

Lassiter RN, Ball MK, Adams JS, Wright TB, Stark MR. 2010. Sensory neuron differentiation is regulated by notch signaling in the trigeminal placode. Developmental Biology. 344:836-848.

Book Chapter

Stark MR, Ross MM. 2019. The chicken embryo as a model in developmental toxicology. , editor. Developmental Toxicology: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition. 2nd ed.

Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entry

Stark MR. 2012. Cell Fate Determination.

Presentations

Ross MM, Piorczynski TB, Hansen JM, Stark MR. Are all disruptors of neural tube closure created equal? Comparing redox potential changes and induced oxidative stress after Fumonisin B1, Valproic Acid, and Ceramide exposure in chicken embryos. 2018 University of Utah Neuroscience Snowbird Symposium Fall 2018. Snowbird, UT. 2018.

Ross MM, Piorczynski TB, Hansen JM, Stark MR. Are all disruptors of neural tube closure created equal? Comparing redox potential changes and induced oxidative stress after Fumonisin B1, Valproic Acid, and Ceramide exposure in chicken embryos. 2018 Society for Developmental Biology 77th Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. 2018.

Stark MR. Peripheral Nervous System Development. Colorado Alphaherpesvirus Latency Symposium. 2014.

Stark MR, Prestwich TC, Hulet J, Stephens TD. A comparative look at developmental timing in early avian embryos reveals important correlates in A-P patterning. Avian Model Systems. Cold Spring Harbor, New York. 2014.

Stark MR. Sensory Systems Gordon Research Conference. 2013.

Adams JS, Stark MR. Pax3 splice form expression and isoform function in the trigeminal placode. Society for Developmental Biology 71st Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada. 2012.

Darnell DK, Stark MR, Barrow JR, Antin P. Service Learning with GEISHA and Other Online Databases. 70th Annual Society for Developmental Biology Meeting. Chicago, Il. 2011.

Adams JS, Stark MR. Pax3 splice form expression and isoform function in the trigeminal placode. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2010.