Thomas Meedel

Fogarty Life Science (FLS)

Academic Background

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Courses Taught

BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy
BIOL 491 Problems in Biology
BIOL 492 Problems in Biology
BIOL 652 Adv Topics in Biology
BIOL 692 Directed Research


The molecular genetics of muscle cell development in ascidians and the evolution of chordate muscle types.


Development of ascidian muscles and their evolutionary relationship to other chordate muscle types. In: Progress in Developmental Biology, Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates VII (1998): pp. 305-330. K.G. Adiyodi and R.G Adiyodi, eds., Wiley-Interscience.

Vandenberghe, A. E., Meedel, T. H.,Hastings, K. E. M. mRNA 5' -leader trans- spicing the chordates. Genes & Development 15 (2001): 294-303

Meedel, T.H., J.J. Lee, and J.R. Whittaker. Muscle development and lineage-specific expression of CiMDF, the Myo-D family gene of Ciona intestinalis. Dev. Biol. 241 (2002): 238-246.

Cleto, C. Ascidian larva reveals ancient originof vertebrate-skeletal muscle tropin I characteristics in chordate locomotory muscle. Mol. Biol. Evol. 20 (2003): 2113-2122.

Meedel, T.H., Chang, P., Yasuo, H. Muscle development in Ciona intestinalis requires the beta-HLH myogenic regulatory factor gene Ci-MRF. Dev. Biol. 302 (2007): 333-344.

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