University of Dundee

Professor Kate Storey FRSE FMedSci FRSB

Neural differentiation in embryos and embryonic stem cells
Position: 
Professor of Neural Development and Head of the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology
Address: 
School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee
Full Telephone: 
+44 (0) 1382 385691, int ext 85691
Email: 

Research

Cell division in the neural tube

We wish to understand how neural cells arise and how their proliferation and differentiation are controlled. Our work focuses on the developing spinal cord and insights from these studies inform our investigation of these processes in embryonic stem cell derived neural tissue and in maturing spinal cord progenitors, which become adult neural stem cells. We address these questions using cell specific gain and loss of gene function approaches as well as genome-wide analyses and real-time imaging techniques. The overall aim of our work is to identify the gene regulatory mechanisms that control neural differentiation, with a long-term goal to inform strategies for therapeutic treatment of neural injury and disease.

Teaching

Contributes lectures to:
 
Human Embryology and Morphology – year 4
Stem Cells in Development and Disease – year 4
Cell & Developmental Biology – year 3​
 
and supervision for:
 
Honours student projects – x2 10-week projects
Graduate student seminars/rotation projects – year 1

Publications

 Rodrigo Albors, A., Halley, P., Storey, K. (2018) Lineage tracing of axial progenitors using Nkx1-2CreERT2 mice defines their trunk and tail contributions. Development 2018 145: dev164319. doi/10.1242/dev.164319 PMCID 6198475 PMID 30201686 Read Article
 
Mastromina I, Verrier L, Clara Silva J, Storey K.G, Dale J.K. (2018) MYC activity is required for maintenance of the Neuromesodermal Progenitor signalling network and for correct timing of segmentation clock gene oscillations in mouse. Development. 145:1-14. doi/10.1242/dev.161091
PMCID 6078331 PMID 30061166 Read Article
 
Verrier, L., Davidson, L., Gierlinski, M., Dady, A., and Storey, K.G. (2018) Neural differentiation, selection and transcriptomic profiling of human neuromesodermal progenitors-like cells in vitro. Development. 145(11). doi/10.1242/dev.166215 PMCID 6124542 PMID 29899136 Read Article
 
Kasioulis, I., Storey, K.G. (2018) Cell biological mechanisms regulating chick neurogenesis.  International Journal of Developmental Biology. 62(1/2/3): 167-175. doi/10.1387/ijdb.170268ks PMID 29616725 Read Article
 
Kasioulis, I., Das, R. M. and Storey, K.G. (2017) Inter-dependent apical microtubule and actin dynamics orchestrate centrosome retention and neuronal delamination. eLife. doi/10.7554/eLife.26215  PMCID 5653239  PMID 29058679 Read Article
 
Rodrigo Albors, A. and Storey, K.G. (2016) Mapping body-building potential. eLife. 5, e14830.  doi/10.7554/eLife.14830  PMCID 4798963 PMID 26949247 Read Article
 
Verrier, L. Davidson, L. Gierliński, M. Storey, K.G. (2016) Generation, selection and transcriptomic profiling of human neuromesodermal and spinal cord progenitors in vitro. Development 2018 145:dev166215.  doi/10.1101/182279 Read Article
 
Rodrigo Albors, A, Halley, P.A. Storey, K.G. (2016) Fate mapping caudal lateral epiblast reveals continuous contribution to neural and mesodermal lineages and the origin of secondary neural tube.  doi/10.1101/045872 Read Article
 
Henrique, D., Abranches, E., Verrier, L. and Storey, K.G. (2015) Neuromesodermal progenitors and the making of the spinal cord. Development. 142, 2864-2875.  doi/10.1242/dev.119768 PMCID 4958456 PMID 26329597 Read Article
 
Olivera-Martinez, I., Schurch, N., Li, R., Song, J., Halley, P. A., Das, R. M.,Burt, D. W., Barton, G. J., Storey, K. G. (2014) Major transcriptome re-organisation and abrupt changes in signalling, cell cycle and chromatin regulation at neural differentiation in vivo. Development 2014 141: 3266-3276
doi/10.1242/dev.112623 PMCID 4197544 PMID 25063452 Read Article
 
Kalcheim, C. and Storey, K.G (2014) Neural-mesodermal progenitor interactions in pattern formation: an introduction to the collection. F1000Research. 3, 275.  doi/10.12688/f1000research.5657.1 PMCID 4288398 PMID 25580236 Read Article
 
Das, R. M. and Storey, K.G. (2014) Apical abscission alters cell polarity and dismantles the primary cilium during neurogenesis. Science. 343, 200-204.  doi/10.1126/science.1247521 PMCID 4066580 PMID 24408437 Read Article
 
Schurch, N.J., Cole, C., Sherstnev, A., Song, J., Duc, C., Storey, K.G., McLean, W.H., Brown, S.J., Simpson, G..G and Barton, G.J. (2014) Improved annotation of 3' untranslated regions and complex loci by combination of strand -specific direct RNA sequencing, RNA-Seq and EST's. PloS one. 9, e94270.  doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0094270 PMCID 3983147 PMID 24722185 Read Article
 
Patel, N. S., Rhinn, M., Semprich, C. I., Halley, P. A., Dolle, P., Bickmore, W. A. and Storey, K.G. (2013) FGF signalling regulates chromatin organisation during neural differentiation via mechanisms that can be uncoupled from transcription. PLoS genetics. 9, e1003614
doi/10.1371/journal.pgen.1003614 PMCID 3715432 PMID 23874217 Read Article
 
Das, R. M. and Storey, K.G. (2012) Mitotic spindle orientation can direct cell fate and bias Notch activity in chick neural tube. EMBO reports. 13, 448-454.  doi/10.1038/embor.2012.42 PMCID 3343353 PMID 22491029 Read Article
 
Halpern, M. E., Storey, K. G. (2012) Layers of complexity: diverse molecular mechanisms transforming germ layers into organisms.  doi/10.1016/j.gde.2012.07.007 PMID 22841369 Read Article
 
Olivera-Martinez, I., Harada, H., Halley, P. A. and Storey, K.G. (2012) Loss of FGF-dependent mesoderm identity and rise of endogenous retinoid signalling determine cessation of body axis elongation. PLoS biology. 10, e1001415.  doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001415 PMCID 3484059 PMID 23118616
 
Bouskila, M., Esoof, N., Gay, L., Fang, E. H., Deak, M., Begley, M. J.,Cantley, L. C., Prescott, A., Storey, K.G., Alessi, D. R. (2011) TTBK2 kinase substrate specificity and the impact of spinocerebellar-ataxia-causing mutations on expression, activity, localization and development. doi/10.1042/BJ20110276  PMCID 3739326 PMID 21548880 Read Article
 
Li, R. A., Storey, K.G. (2011) An emerging molecular mechanism for the neural vs mesodermal cell fate decision. Cell Research volume21, pages708–710.  doi/10.1038/cr.2011.54 PMCID 3203676 PMID 21445099 Read Article
 
Martinez-Morales, P. L., Diez del Corral, R., Olivera-Martinez, I., Quiroga, A. C., Das, R. M., Barbas, J. A., Storey, K.G., Morales, A. V. (2011) FGF and retinoic acid activity gradients control the timing of neural crest cell emigration in the trunk.  J Cell Biol. 2011 Aug 8;194(3):489-503.doi/10.1083/jcb.201011077 PMCID 3153641 PMID 21807879 Read Article
 
Shiau, C. E., Das, R. M., Storey, K.G. (2011) An effective assay for high cellular resolution time-lapse imaging of sensory placode formation and morphogenesis. BMC Neurosci. 2011 May 9;12:37. doi/10.1186/1471-2202-12-37 PMCID 3115907 PMID 21554727 Read Article
 
Vilas-Boas, F., Fior, R., Swedlow, J. R., Storey, K.G., Henrique, D. (2011) A novel reporter of notch signalling indicates regulated and random notch activation during vertebrate neurogenesis.  BMC Biol. 2011 Aug 31;9:58.  doi/10.1186/1741-7007-9-58  PMCID 3201213 PMID 21880129 Read Article
 
Fishwick, K. J., Li, R. A., Halley, P., Deng, P., Storey, K.G. (2010) Initiation of neuronal differentiation requires PI3-kinase/TOR signalling in the vertebrate neural tube. Dev Biol. 2010 Feb 15;338(2):215-25. doi/10.1016/j.ydbio.2009.12.001  PMID 20004186 Read Article
 
Stavridis, M. P., Collins, B. J., Storey, K. G. (2010) Retinoic acid orchestrates fibroblast growth factor signalling to drive embryonic stem cell differentiation. Development 2010 137: 881-890.  doi/10.1242/dev.043117 PMCID 2834455 PMID 20179094 Read Article
 
Collins, B. J., Olivera-Martinez, I., Stavridis, M. P., Storey, K. G.(2009) Mechanisms regulating differentiation onset in the embryonic axis and ES cells. Mechanisms of Development 126, S29-S29. doi.org/10.1016/j.mod.2009.06.1061 Read Article
 
Ekerot, M, Stavridis, MP, Delavaine, L, Mitchell, MP, Staples, C, Owens, DM, Keenan, ID, Dickinson, RJ, Storey, KG & Keyse, SM 2008, 'Negative-feedback regulation of FGF signalling by DUSP6/MKP-3 is driven by ERK1/2 and mediated by Ets factor binding to a conserved site within the DUSP6/MKP-3 gene promoter' Biochemical Journal, vol. 412, no. 2, pp. 287-298. doi.org/10.1042/BJ20071512
 
Ferrandl, AI, Storey, KG & Swedlow, JR (2009) Neurogenesis, mitosis and centrosome: the role of DYRK1A. Mechanisms of Development, vol. 126, no. Supplement, 06-P028, pp. S128-S128. doi.org/10.1016/j.mod.2009.06.254 Read Article
 
Olivera-Martinez, I, Halley, P & Storey, K (2009) Body length is defined by the endogenous balance of retinoid and fibroblast growth factor signalling. Mechanisms of Development, vol. 126, no. Supplement, 13-P036, pp. S205-S205. doi.org/10.1016/j.mod.2009.06.509 Read Article
 
Wilson, V, Olivera-Martinez, I & Storey, KG (2009) Stem cells, signals and vertebrate body axis extension. Development, vol. 136, no. 10, pp. 1591-1604. doi.org/10.1242/dev.021246 PMID 19395637 Read Article