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Brenda Rongish, Ph.D.

Associate Director, KU-SOM Medical Scientist Training Program
B.S. Biology - Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
B.S. Secondary Education (Biology) - Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Ph.D. Anatomy & Cell Biology - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Publications: PubMed

Selected Publications

  • Zamir, E.A., Czirok, A., Cui, C., Little, C.D., and Rongish, B.J. Mesodermal cell displacements during avian gastrulation are due to both individual cell-autonomous and convective tissue movements. Proc Natl Acad Sci U SA 103(52):19806-19811, 2006. Epub 2006 Dec 18. (Evaluated by the Faculty of 1000, Biology:
  • Czirok, A., Zamir, E., Filla, M.B., Little, C.D., and Rongish, B.J. Extracellular matrix macro-assembly dynamics in vertebrate embryos. Current Topics in Developmental Biology Volume 73, p238-258 (G. Schatten, ed.), Elsevier Inc., 2006.
  • Zamir, E., Rongish, B. and Little, C. The ECM Moves during Primitive Streak Formation - Computation of ECM Versus Cellular Motion. PLoS Biol October 14; 6(10): e247, 2008 (Evaluated by the Faculty of 1000, Biology:
  • Cui, C., Cheuvront, T.J., Lansford, R.D., Moreno-Rodriguez, R.A., Schultheiss, T.M., and Rongish, B.J. Dynamic positional fate map of the primary heart-forming region. Dev Biol. 332(2):212-22, 2009.
  • Sato, Y., Poynter G., Huss, D., Filla, M.B., Czirok, A., Rongish, B.J., Little, C.D., Fraser, S.E. and Lansford, R. Dynamic analysis of vascular morphogenesis using transgenic quail embryos. PLoS One, 5:e12674, 2010. PMCID: PMC2939056
  • Czirok, A., Rongish, B.J., and Little, C.D. Vascular network formation in expanding versus static tissues – embryos and tumors. Genes & Cancer, 2(12):1072-80, 2011 DOI: 10.1177/1947601911426774. PMCID:PMC3411129
  • Aleksandrova, A., Czirok, A., Szabo, A., Filla, M.B., Hossain, M.J., Whelan, P.F, Lansford, R.D., and Rongish, B.J. Convective tissue movements play a major role in avian endocardial morphogenesis. Dev. Biol. 363(2):358-61 (2012). PMCID: PMC3288244
  • Loganathan, R., Little, C.D. Joshi, P., Filla, M.B., Cheuvront, T.J., Lansford, R., Rongish, B.J. Identification of emergent motion compartments in the amniote embryo, Organogenesis 10:350-64, 2014 doi: 10.4161/org.36315. PMCID:PMC4594473
  • Aleksandrova, A., Czirok, A., Kosa, E., Galkin, O., Cheuvront, T.J., and Rongish, B.J. The endoderm and myocardium join forces to drive early heart
    tube assembly. Developmental Biology, 2015; 404:40-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.04.016.
    S0012160615002183. PMCID:PMC4469553
  • Loganathan, R., Rongish, B.J., Smith, C.M., Filla, M.B., Czirok, A., Bénazéraf, B., Little, C.D. Extracellular matrix motion and early morphogenesis.
    Development 2016: 143(12):2056-65. (REVIEW). PMCID: PMC4920166
  • Aleksandrova A., Filla, M.B., Kosa E., Little C.D., Petersen, A., and Rongish B.J. "Altered VEGF signaling leads to defects in heart tube elongation and
    omphalomesenteric vein fusion in quail embryos" Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2019 Feb;302(2):175-185. doi: 10.1002/ar.23948. Epub 2018 Nov 16. PMID:
  • Loganathan, R., Little, C.D., and Rongish, B.J. Extracellular matrix dynamics in tubulogenesis. Cellular Signaling. Accepted April of 2020;

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Brenda Rongish


Brenda Rongish, Ph.D.
Associate Director, KU-SOM Medical Scientist Training Program

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