Department of Biology
College of Charleston
205 Fort Johnson Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412
Ph.D., 2001, University of Texas at Austin
M.S., 1991, Clemson University
Research emphasis: Evolution and development of endoderm and mesoderm in marine invertebrates; cell specification and signal transduction; cnidarian gastrulation. Use of the sea urchin as a developmental model at the cellular, molecular, and systems level; evolution of the metazoan body plan
- Byrum, CA, R Xu, JM Bince, DR McClay, & AH Wikramanayake. In Press. Blocking dishevelled signaling in the non-canonical Wnt pathway in sea urchins disrupts endoderm formation and spiculogenesis, but not secondary mesoderm formation. Developmental Dynamics. DOI: 10.1002/dvdy.21978.
- Byrum, CA, KD Walton, AJ Robertson, S Carbonneau, RT Thomason, JA Coffman, & DR McClay. 2006. Protein tyrosine and serine-threonine phosphatases in the sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus: Identification and potential functions. Developmental Biology, 300(1): 194-218.
- Croce, JC, S-Y Wu, C Byrum, R Xu, L Duloquin, AH Wikramanayake, C Gache, & DR McClay. 2006. A genome-wide survey of the evolutionarily conserved Wnt pathways in the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Developmental Biology, 300 (1): 121-31.
- Byrum, CA, & MQ Martindale. 2004. Gastrulation in the Cnidaria and Ctenophora. In: Gastrulation (Claudio Stern, ed.). Cold Spring Harbor Press, Cold Spring Harbor, New York.
- Byrum, CA. 2001. An analysis of hydrozoan gastrulation by unipolar ingression. Developmental Biology, 240(2): 627-640.