Fanta Morgan : NIDDK

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Fanta Morgan

Fanta Morgan came to our laboratory in 2001 as a new graduate from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, where she obtained a bachelors degree in biology.  Whilst at LGP, she worked with Keiko Miyoshi in collaboration with Dolph Hatfield and Brad Carlson of NCI exmaining the role of selenocysteine tRNA in mammary gland development and differentiation.

Fanta left the lab in 2002 to pursue a DPM at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Philadelphia, PA.  She has recently joined a practice and is currently a podiatrist in Dover, Delaware.  You can reach her at

Publications whilst at LGP

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1. Bierie, B., Nozawa, M., Renou, J.-P., Shillingford, J.M., Morgan, F., Oka, T., Taketo, M.M., Cardiff, R.D., Miyoshi, K., Wagner, K-U., Robinson, G.W. and Hennighausen, L. (2003). Activation of beta-catenin in prostate epithelium induces hyperplasias and squamous transdifferentiation. Oncogene 22:3875-3877

2. Kumaraswamy, E., Carlson, B.A., Morgan, F., Miyoshi, K., Robinson, G.W., Su, D., Wang, S., Southon, E., Tessarollo, L., Lee, B.J., Gladyshev, V.N., Hennighausen, L. and Hatfield, D.L. (2003) Selective removal of the selenocysteine tRNA [Ser]Sec gene (Trsp) in mouse mammary epithelium. Mol Cell Biol. 23:1477-1488.

3. Miyoshi, K., Meyer, B., Gruss, P., Cui, Y., Renou, J.P., Morgan, F.V., Smith, G.H., Reichenstein, M., Shani, M., Hennighausen, L. and Robinson, G.W. (2002) Mammary epithelial cells are not able to undergo pregnancy-dependent differentiation in the absence of the helix-loop-helix inhibitor Id2. Mol. Endocrinol. 16:2892-2901.

4. Miyoshi, K., Rosner, A., Nozawa, M., Byrd, C., Morgan, F., Landesman-Bollag, E,, Xu, X., Seldin, D.C., Schmidt, E.V., Taketo, M.M., Robinson, G.W., Cardiff, R.D. and Hennighausen, L. (2002). Activation of different Wnt/beta-catenin signaling components in mammary epithelium induces transdifferentiation and the formation of pilar tumors. Oncogene 21:5548-5556.

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