Elaine Seaver

Elaine Seaver,

PROF

Department: WH-ADMINISTRATION
Business Phone: (904) 201-8449
Business Email: seaver@whitney.ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
GMS7979 Advanced Research
2018
ZOO7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation

Publications

2022
Sifting through the mud: A tale of building the annelid Capitella teleta for EvoDevo studies.
Current topics in developmental biology. 147:401-432 [DOI] 10.1016/bs.ctdb.2021.12.018. [PMID] 35337457.
2021
Regeneration in the Segmented Annelid Capitella teleta.
Genes. 12(11) [DOI] 10.3390/genes12111769. [PMID] 34828375.
2020
Activin/Nodal signaling mediates dorsal-ventral axis formation before third quartet formation in embryos of the annelid Chaetopterus pergamentaceus.
EvoDevo. 11 [DOI] 10.1186/s13227-020-00161-y. [PMID] 32788949.
2020
Functional evidence that Activin/Nodal signaling is required for establishing the dorsal-ventral axis in the annelid Capitella teleta.
Development (Cambridge, England). 147(18) [DOI] 10.1242/dev.189373. [PMID] 32967906.
2020
Genes with spiralian-specific protein motifs are expressed in spiralian ciliary bands.
Nature communications. 11(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41467-020-17780-7. [PMID] 32820176.
2019
CRISPR/CAS9 mutagenesis of a single r-opsin gene blocks phototaxis in a marine larva.
Proceedings. Biological sciences. 286(1904) [DOI] 10.1098/rspb.2018.2491. [PMID] 31161907.
2019
Functional role of pax6 during eye and nervous system development in the annelid Capitella teleta.
Developmental biology. 456(1):86-103 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ydbio.2019.08.011. [PMID] 31445008.
2018
An organizing role for the TGF-β signaling pathway in axes formation of the annelid Capitella teleta.
Developmental biology. 435(1):26-40 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ydbio.2018.01.004. [PMID] 29337130.
2018
Investigation into the cellular origins of posterior regeneration in the annelid Capitella teleta.
Regeneration (Oxford, England). 5(1):61-77 [DOI] 10.1002/reg2.94. [PMID] 29721327.
2018
Regeneration of the germline in the annelid Capitella teleta.
Developmental biology. 440(2):74-87 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ydbio.2018.05.004. [PMID] 29758179.
2016
A Stable Thoracic Hox Code and Epimorphosis Characterize Posterior Regeneration in Capitella teleta.
PloS one. 11(2) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0149724. [PMID] 26894631.
2016
Annelid models I: Capitella teleta.
Current opinion in genetics & development. 39:35-41 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gde.2016.05.025. [PMID] 27318692.
2016
Regulative capacity for eye formation by first quartet micromeres of the polychaete Capitella teleta.
Developmental biology. 410(1):119-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.12.009. [PMID] 26702513.
2015
Investigating An Embryonic Organizing Signal in Axis Formation of the Annelid Capitella Teleta
Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55(1)
2015
Nervous system development in lecithotrophic larval and juvenile stages of the annelid Capitella teleta.
Frontiers in zoology. 12 [DOI] 10.1186/s12983-015-0108-y. [PMID] 26167198.
2014
Molecular conservation of metazoan gut formation: evidence from expression of endomesoderm genes in Capitella teleta (Annelida).
EvoDevo. 5 [DOI] 10.1186/2041-9139-5-39. [PMID] 25908956.
2014
Variation in spiralian development: insights from polychaetes.
The International journal of developmental biology. 58(6-8):457-67 [DOI] 10.1387/ijdb.140154es. [PMID] 25690962.
2013
An organizing activity is required for head patterning and cell fate specification in the polychaete annelid Capitella teleta: new insights into cell-cell signaling in Lophotrochozoa.
Developmental biology. 379(1):107-22 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ydbio.2013.04.011. [PMID] 23608454.
2013
Insights into bilaterian evolution from three spiralian genomes.
Nature. 493(7433):526-31 [DOI] 10.1038/nature11696. [PMID] 23254933.
2012
Expression of the pair-rule gene homologs runt, Pax3/7, even-skipped-1 and even-skipped-2 during larval and juvenile development of the polychaete annelid Capitella teleta does not support a role in segmentation.
EvoDevo. 3 [DOI] 10.1186/2041-9139-3-8. [PMID] 22510249.
2011
Somatic and germline expression of piwi during development and regeneration in the marine polychaete annelid Capitella teleta.
EvoDevo. 2 [DOI] 10.1186/2041-9139-2-10. [PMID] 21545709.
2010
A comprehensive fate map by intracellular injection of identified blastomeres in the marine polychaete Capitella teleta.
EvoDevo. 1(1) [DOI] 10.1186/2041-9139-1-8. [PMID] 20849573.
2010
Cell lineage and fate map of the primary somatoblast of the polychaete annelid Capitella teleta.
Integrative and comparative biology. 50(5):756-67 [DOI] 10.1093/icb/icq120. [PMID] 21558238.
2010
Clustered Fox genes in lophotrochozoans and the evolution of the bilaterian Fox gene cluster.
Developmental biology. 340(2):234-48 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ydbio.2010.01.015. [PMID] 20096280.
2010
Developmental expression of COE across the Metazoa supports a conserved role in neuronal cell-type specification and mesodermal development.
Development genes and evolution. 220(7-8):221-34 [DOI] 10.1007/s00427-010-0343-3. [PMID] 21069538.
2010
Evolutionary dynamics of the wnt gene family: a lophotrochozoan perspective.
Molecular biology and evolution. 27(7):1645-58 [DOI] 10.1093/molbev/msq052. [PMID] 20176615.
2010
Expression and phylogenetic analysis of the zic gene family in the evolution and development of metazoans.
EvoDevo. 1(1) [DOI] 10.1186/2041-9139-1-12. [PMID] 21054859.
2010
Expression of FoxA and GATA transcription factors correlates with regionalized gut development in two lophotrochozoan marine worms: Chaetopterus (Annelida) and Themiste lageniformis (Sipuncula).
EvoDevo. 1(1) [DOI] 10.1186/2041-9139-1-2. [PMID] 20849645.
2009
Assessing the root of bilaterian animals with scalable phylogenomic methods.
Proceedings. Biological sciences. 276(1677):4261-70 [DOI] 10.1098/rspb.2009.0896. [PMID] 19759036.
2009
Neurogenesis in an annelid: characterization of brain neural precursors in the polychaete Capitella sp. I.
Developmental biology. 335(1):237-52 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ydbio.2009.06.017. [PMID] 19540831.
2008
Beta-catenin is required for the establishment of vegetal embryonic fates in the nemertean, Cerebratulus lacteus.
Developmental biology. 317(1):368-79 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ydbio.2008.02.042. [PMID] 18387602.
2008
Broad phylogenomic sampling improves resolution of the animal tree of life.
Nature. 452(7188):745-9 [DOI] 10.1038/nature06614. [PMID] 18322464.
2008
Developmental expression of foxA and gata genes during gut formation in the polychaete annelid, Capitella sp. I.
Evolution & development. 10(1):89-105 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2007.00216.x. [PMID] 18184360.
2008
Genomic organization and expression demonstrate spatial and temporal Hox gene colinearity in the lophotrochozoan Capitella sp. I.
PloS one. 3(12) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0004004. [PMID] 19104667.
2008
Notch signaling during larval and juvenile development in the polychaete annelid Capitella sp. I.
Developmental biology. 320(1):304-18 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ydbio.2008.04.015. [PMID] 18511030.
2008
Vasa and nanos are coexpressed in somatic and germ line tissue from early embryonic cleavage stages through adulthood in the polychaete Capitella sp. I.
Development genes and evolution. 218(9):453-63 [DOI] 10.1007/s00427-008-0236-x. [PMID] 18651171.
2007
Characterization of twist and snail gene expression during mesoderm and nervous system development in the polychaete annelid Capitella sp. I.
Development genes and evolution. 217(6):435-47 [PMID] 17473935.
2006
Capitella sp. I homeobrain-like, the first lophotrochozoan member of a novel paired-like homeobox gene family.
Gene expression patterns : GEP. 6(8):985-91 [PMID] 16765105.
2006
Expression of ‘segmentation’ genes during larval and juvenile development in the polychaetes Capitella sp. I and H. elegans.
Developmental biology. 289(1):179-94 [PMID] 16330020.
2006
ParaHox gene expression in the polychaete annelid Capitella sp. I.
Development genes and evolution. 216(2):81-8 [PMID] 16416136.
2005
Growth patterns during segmentation in the two polychaete annelids, Capitella sp. I and Hydroides elegans: comparisons at distinct life history stages.
Evolution & development. 7(4):312-26 [PMID] 15982368.
2003
Segmentation: mono- or polyphyletic?
The International journal of developmental biology. 47(7-8):583-95 [PMID] 14756334.
2001
Establishment of segment polarity in the ectoderm of the leech Helobdella.
Development (Cambridge, England). 128(9):1629-41 [PMID] 11290301.
2001
The spatial and temporal expression of Ch-en, the engrailed gene in the polychaete Chaetopterus, does not support a role in body axis segmentation.
Developmental biology. 236(1):195-209 [PMID] 11456454.
2000
Evolution of the bilaterian body plan: what have we learned from annelids?
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 97(9):4434-7 [PMID] 10781038.
2000
Leech segmental repeats develop normally in the absence of signals from either anterior or posterior segments.
Developmental biology. 224(2):339-53 [PMID] 10926771.
1996
REGA-1 is a GPI-linked member of the immunoglobulin superfamily present on restricted regions of sheath cell processes in grasshopper.
Development (Cambridge, England). 122(2):567-78 [PMID] 8625808.
1991
The restricted spatial and temporal expression of a nervous-system-specific antigen involved in axon outgrowth during development of the grasshopper.
Development (Cambridge, England). 111(4):881-93 [PMID] 1879359.

Grants

Sep 2019 ACTIVE
EDGE CT: Catalyzing regeneration research by developing functional tools for post-embryonic stages
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK via NATL SCIENCE FOU
Aug 2017 – Jul 2018
FSML: Single Cell Marine Omics at the Whitney Marine Lab for
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL SCIENCE FOU
Feb 2015 – Jan 2020
Cellular and molecular dissection of "organizing activity" during development in the Spiralia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL SCIENCE FOU
Mar 2012 – Feb 2016
REU Site: Research in molecular, cellular, neuro and population biology using marine and other comparative models at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL SCIENCE FOU

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