Daniel H. Shain
Associate Professor of Zoology
- University of New Hampshire, BS/MS (1988)
- Colorado State University, Ph.D. (1994)
- University of California, Berkelely, Post-doc (1995-1998)
Research interests: Annelid development and evolution
Current Research Areas
- Cloning and expression of genes differentially expressed during stem cell formation.
- Genetic and ultrastructural analyses of leech cocoons
- Bioenergetics of ice worms and extremophilic microbiota.
- Ice worm phylogeny and phylogeography.
- *Hohenstein KA and Shain DH (2004) Changes in gene expression at the precursor -> stem cell transition in leech. Stem Cells (in press).
- *Hohenstein KA, Canturk B* and Shain DH (2003) Genetic control of early development and stem cell formation in leech. Recent Res. Dev. Genet. 3, 17-30.
- Shain DH, Stuart D and Weisblat DA (2000) Segmentation of the central nervous system in leech. Development 127, 735-744.
- Shain DH, *Ramirez FA, *Hsu J and Weisblat DA (1998) Gangliogenesis in leech: morphogenetic processes leading to segmentation in the central nervous system. Dev. Genes Evol. 208, 28-36.
- *Mason TA, *Paulson T and Shain DH. Cocoon deposition and hatching in the aquatic leech, Theromyzon rude. (submitted).
- *Dimitriu C and Shain DH (2004) Ultrastructural properties of the Theromyzon (Annelida: Hirudinea) cocoon. Micron (in press).
- *Mason TA, McIlroy PJ and Shain DH (2004) A cysteine-rich protein in the Theromyzon (Annelida: Hirudinea) cocoon membrane. FEBS Lett. (in press).
- *Hohenstein KA and Shain DH. Divergence of F1 ATP synthase subunits in the ice worm, Mesenchytraeus solifugus. (submitted).
- *Farrell AH, *Hohenstein KA and Shain DH. Molecular adaptation of the ice worm, Mesenchytraeus solifugus: divergence of energetic-associated genes (submitted).
- *Napolitano MJ and Shain DH (2004) Four kingdoms on glacier ice: convergent energetic processes boost energy levels as temperatures fall. Biol. Lett. (in press).
- *Napolitano MJ, Nagele RO and Shain DH (2004) The ice worm, Mesenchytraeus solifugus, elevates adenylate levels at low physiological temperature. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A 137, 227-235.
- Shain DH (2004) The ice worm’s secret? Alaska Park Science (in press).
- Duchovnay B and Shain DH (2002) Worms on Ice. The Science Teacher 69, 20-25.
- Shain DH, *Mason TA, *Farrell AH, and *Michalewicz LA (2001) Distribution and behavior of ice worms (Mesenchytraeus solifugus) in south-central Alaska. Can. J. Zoology 79, 1813-1821.
- Shain DH, *Carter MR, *Murray KP, *Maleski KA, Smith NR, *McBride TR,*Michalewicz LA and Saidel, WM (2000) Morphologic characterization of the ice worm Mesenchytraeus solifugus. J. Morphology 246,192-197.
- Shain DH, Zuber MX, Yoo J, *Norris J and Neuman T (1998) Selective conservation of an E-protein gene promoter during vertebrate evolution. FEBS Letters 440, 332-336.
- Shain DH, Zuber MX and Neuman T (1998) Transcription initiation from a poly d(A) tract. Nucl. Acids Res. 26(4), 1019-1025.
- Shain DH, Neuman T and Zuber MX (1997) Embryonic expression and evolution of duplicated E-protein genes in Xenopus laevis: parallels with ancestral E-proteins. Genetics 146, 345-353.