DiAnna L. Hynds

Texas Woman's University, USA


DiAnna L. Hynds serves currently as an Associate Professor at the Department of Biology at Texas Woman‘s University. She received her Ph.D. degree in pathobiology in 1997 from the Ohio State University School of Medicine and performed postdoctoral studies at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She investigates the molecular mechanisms regulating axon growth and guidance, focusing on signaling involving small guanine triphosphatases (GTPases) of the Rho subfamily. Her areas of expertise include cytoskeletal dynamics, signal transduction, neurodevelopment, regeneration, posttranslational modification (e.g., prenylation), and nanomaterial drug-delivery systems. Her current projects include (i) elucidating the subcellular regulation of patterns of Rho GTPase activation; (ii) investigating Rho GTPase regulation of complexing of actin binding proteins; (iii) developing and testing biocompatible nanomaterials drug-delivery and imaging systems for targeting treatment of neurodegenerative and neurotraumatic lesions.

Biography Updated on 27 August 2012

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