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Meredith D Betterton

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentBiology-MCD Instruction
Phone303/735-6135

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    K25GM110486     (BETTERTON, MEREDITH)Jun 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2017
    NIH/NIGMS
    Assessing the Contributions of Microtubule Dynamic Instability and Microtubule Ro
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01GM124371     (BETTERTON, MEREDITH)Aug 1, 2018 - Jul 31, 2022
    NIH/NIGMS
    Mechanisms of Kinesin-5 Motors in Mitotic Spindle Assembly
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Lamson AR, Edelmaier CJ, Glaser MA, Betterton MD. Theory of Cytoskeletal Reorganization during Cross-Linker-Mediated Mitotic Spindle Assembly. Biophys J. 2019 May 07; 116(9):1719-1731. PMID: 31010665.
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    2. Aguilar J, Monaenkova D, Linevich V, Savoie W, Dutta B, Kuan HS, Betterton MD, Goodisman MAD, Goldman DI. Collective clog control: Optimizing traffic flow in confined biological and robophysical excavation. Science. 2018 08 17; 361(6403):672-677. PMID: 30115804.
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    3. Stefferson MW, Norris SL, Vernerey FJ, Betterton MD, Hough LE. Effects of soft interactions and bound mobility on diffusion in crowded environments: a model of sticky and slippery obstacles. Phys Biol. 2017 06 29; 14(4):045008. PMID: 28597848.
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    4. Rincon SA, Lamson A, Blackwell R, Syrovatkina V, Fraisier V, Paoletti A, Betterton MD, Tran PT. Kinesin-5-independent mitotic spindle assembly requires the antiparallel microtubule crosslinker Ase1 in fission yeast. Nat Commun. 2017 05 17; 8:15286. PMID: 28513584.
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    5. Blackwell R, Edelmaier C, Sweezy-Schindler O, Lamson A, Gergely ZR, O'Toole E, Crapo A, Hough LE, McIntosh JR, Glaser MA, Betterton MD. Physical determinants of bipolar mitotic spindle assembly and stability in fission yeast. Sci Adv. 2017 Jan; 3(1):e1601603. PMID: 28116355.
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    6. Blackwell R, Sweezy-Schindler O, Edelmaier C, Gergely ZR, Flynn PJ, Montes S, Crapo A, Doostan A, McIntosh JR, Glaser MA, Betterton MD. Contributions of Microtubule Dynamic Instability and Rotational Diffusion to Kinetochore Capture. Biophys J. 2017 Feb 07; 112(3):552-563. PMID: 27692365.
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    7. Kuan HS, Betterton MD. Phase-plane analysis of the totally asymmetric simple exclusion process with binding kinetics and switching between antiparallel lanes. Phys Rev E. 2016 Aug; 94(2-1):022419. PMID: 27627345.
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    8. Kuan HS, Betterton MD. Motor Protein Accumulation on Antiparallel Microtubule Overlaps. Biophys J. 2016 05 10; 110(9):2034-43. PMID: 27166811.
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    9. Gergely ZR, Crapo A, Hough LE, McIntosh JR, Betterton MD. Kinesin-8 effects on mitotic microtubule dynamics contribute to spindle function in fission yeast. Mol Biol Cell. 2016 11 07; 27(22):3490-3514. PMID: 27146110.
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    10. Blackwell R, Sweezy-Schindler O, Baldwin C, Hough LE, Glaser MA, Betterton MD. Microscopic origins of anisotropic active stress in motor-driven nematic liquid crystals. Soft Matter. 2016 Mar 14; 12(10):2676-87. PMID: 26742483.
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    11. Kuan HS, Blackwell R, Hough LE, Glaser MA, Betterton MD. Hysteresis, reentrance, and glassy dynamics in systems of self-propelled rods. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2015; 92(6):060501. PMID: 26764616.
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    12. Gao T, Blackwell R, Glaser MA, Betterton MD, Shelley MJ. Multiscale modeling and simulation of microtubule-motor-protein assemblies. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2015; 92(6):062709. PMID: 26764729.
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    13. Gao T, Blackwell R, Glaser MA, Betterton MD, Shelley MJ. Multiscale polar theory of microtubule and motor-protein assemblies. Phys Rev Lett. 2015 Jan 30; 114(4):048101. PMID: 25679909.
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    14. Betterton MD, McIntosh JR. Regulation of chromosome speeds in mitosis. Cell Mol Bioeng. 2013 Dec; 6(4):418-430. PMID: 26405462.
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    15. Kuan HS, Betterton MD. Biophysics of filament length regulation by molecular motors. Phys Biol. 2013 Jun; 10(3):036004. PMID: 23587993.
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    16. Hough LE, Schwabe A, Glaser MA, McIntosh JR, Betterton MD. Microtubule depolymerization by the Kinesin-8 motor Kip3p: a mathematical model. Biophys J. 2009 Apr 22; 96(8):3050-64. PMID: 19383451.
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    17. McDonald D, Waterbury L, Knight R, Betterton MD. Activating and inhibiting connections in biological network dynamics. Biol Direct. 2008 Dec 04; 3:49. PMID: 19055800.
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    18. Garai A, Chowdhury D, Betterton MD. Two-state model for helicase translocation and unwinding of nucleic acids. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2008 Jun; 77(6 Pt 1):061910. PMID: 18643303.
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    19. Seol Y, Li J, Nelson PC, Perkins TT, Betterton MD. Elasticity of short DNA molecules: theory and experiment for contour lengths of 0.6-7 microm. Biophys J. 2007 Dec 15; 93(12):4360-73. PMID: 17766363.
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    20. Lladser ME, Betterton MD, Knight R. Multiple pattern matching: a Markov chain approach. J Math Biol. 2008 Jan; 56(1-2):51-92. PMID: 17668213.
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    21. Hieb AR, Halsey WA, Betterton MD, Perkins TT, Kugel JF, Goodrich JA. TFIIA changes the conformation of the DNA in TBP/TATA complexes and increases their kinetic stability. J Mol Biol. 2007 Sep 21; 372(3):619-32. PMID: 17681538.
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    22. Clarke DC, Betterton MD, Liu X. Systems theory of Smad signalling. Syst Biol (Stevenage). 2006 Nov; 153(6):412-24. PMID: 17186703.
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    23. Hamady M, Betterton MD, Knight R. Using the nucleotide substitution rate matrix to detect horizontal gene transfer. BMC Bioinformatics. 2006 Oct 26; 7:476. PMID: 17067382.
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    24. Downer J, Sevinsky JR, Ahn NG, Resing KA, Betterton MD. Incorporating expression data in metabolic modeling: a case study of lactate dehydrogenase. J Theor Biol. 2006 Jun 07; 240(3):464-74. PMID: 16325864.
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    25. Betterton MD, Jülicher F. Velocity and processivity of helicase unwinding of double-stranded nucleic acids. J Phys Condens Matter. 2005 Nov 30; 17(47):S3851-69. PMID: 21690729.
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    26. Betterton MD, Jülicher F. Opening of nucleic-acid double strands by helicases: active versus passive opening. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2005 Jan; 71(1 Pt 1):011904. PMID: 15697627.
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    27. Betterton MD, Jülicher F. A motor that makes its own track: helicase unwinding of DNA. Phys Rev Lett. 2003 Dec 19; 91(25):258103. PMID: 14754162.
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    28. Betterton MD, Brenner MP. Collapsing bacterial cylinders. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2001 Dec; 64(6 Pt 1):061904. PMID: 11736207.
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    29. Betterton MD. Theory of structure formation in snowfields motivated by penitentes, suncups, and dirt cones. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2001 May; 63(5 Pt 2):056129. PMID: 11414983.
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