Dr. Michael Steketee is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, UPMC Eye Center and the Fox Center for Vision Restoration. He earned his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, and most recently completed a Post Doc at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami, studying under Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD.
Dr. Steketee’s research focus is on central nervous system regeneration, tissue engineering, and optic nerve regeneration. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the American Heart Association.
A list of Dr. Steketee’s publications follows:
Pita-Thomas, W., Steketee, M.B., Moysidis, S.N., Thakor, K., Hampton, B., Goldberg, J.L. (2014) Promoting filopodial elongation in neurons by membrane-bound magnetic nanoparticles. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine.
Steketee, M.B., Daneman, R., Lamoureax, P., Wang, J.T., Heideman, S., Barres, B., Goldberg, J.L. (2014) Decreased axon growth ability is regulated developmentally at the growth cone in retinal ganglion cells. IOVS.
Lathrop, K. and Steketee, M.B. (2013) Mitochondrial dynamics in retinal ganglion cell axon regeneration and growth cone guidance. Peer Reviewed Review, Journal of Ocular Biology.
Steketee M.B. and Goldberg, J.L. (2012) Signaling endosomes and growth cone motility in axon regeneration. Axon Growth and Regeneration.International Review of Neurobiology.
Steketee, M.B., Moysidis, S., Kreymerman, A., Silva, J., Weinstein, J.E., Iqbal S., Goldberg, J.L. (2012) Mitochondrial dynamics regulate growth cone motility, guidance, and neurite growth rate in retinal ganglion cells. IOVS 12:10298.
Steketee, M.B., Moysidis, S.N., Weinstein, J.W., Pita-Thomas, W, Xiao-Lu Jin, Raju, H.B., Iqbal, S., Goldberg, J.L. (2011) Signaling endosome localization regulates growth cone dynamics and neurite growth, PNAS 2011 108 (47) 19042-19047.
Steketee, M., and K.W. Tosney (2002) Three Functionally Distinct Adhesions in filopodia: shaft adhesions control lamellar extension, J. Neurosci. 22: 8071-8083.
Steketee, M., K. Balazovich, and K.W. Tosney (2001) Filopodial initiation and a novel filament-organizing center, the focal ring. Mol. Biol. Cell 12: 2378-2395.
Steketee, M. and K.W. Tosney (1999) Contact with isolated sclerotome cells steers sensory growth cones by altering distinct elements of extension. J. Neurosci. 19: 3495-3506.
More publications can be found here.