Aron Geurts, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
Dr. Geurts is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology, Cardiovascular Research Center and Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center. He leads an NIH-funded research team focused on innovating novel approaches to genetic engineering and creating animal and cell models of complex genetic human diseases. He is a recipient of a prestigious New Innovator award from the Office of the Director of the NIH.
My role in Dr. Aron Geurts' lab is to help facilitate the creation of genetically modified models. I design nuclease reagents that are then created and validated in the Geurts lab that will be used to create these modifications. I am also responsible for the day to day operations in the lab. My research interests are mainly molecular biology and technology and how to create and develop animal models.
Research Scientist II
My research interests are related to reproductive biology in rats. I am especially interested in assisted reproductive technology such as cryopreservation of gametes and zygotes, re-derivation and embryo manipulation. These technologies are reliable methods to preserve strains which were generated using new gene modification technologies such as Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZFNs) and TAL Effector Nucleases (TALENs), to avoid breeding problems. I am also interested in the development of more effective sperm cryopreservation and nuclear transfer technology.
Research Technologist III
Under Dr. Geurts I help coordinate the business conducted in the Rat Transgenic Service Center. I also perform micro-injections and sperm cryopreservation for the Service Center.
(Ciecko AE, Foda B, Barr JY, Ramanathan S, Atkinson MA, Serreze DV, Geurts AM, Lieberman SM, Chen YG.) Cell Rep. 2021 Feb 02;34(5):108725 PMID: 33535031 PMCID: PMC7923249 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85100240717 02/04/2021
(Detsika MG, Goudevenou K, Geurts AM, Gakiopoulou H, Grapsa E, Lianos EA.) Transgenic Res. 2021 Feb;30(1):11-21 PMID: 33387103 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85098488124 01/03/2021
Erratum: Interleukin-27 is essential for type 1 diabetes development and Sjögren syndrome-like inflammation (Cell Reports (2019) 29(10) (3073–3086.e5), (S2211124719314810), (10.1016/j.celrep.2019.11.010))
(Ciecko AE, Foda B, Barr JY, Ramanathan S, Atkinson MA, Serreze DV, Geurts AM, Lieberman SM, Chen YG.) Cell Reports. 2 February 2021;34(5) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85100240717 02/02/2021
(Detsika MG, Goudevenou K, Geurts AM, Gakiopoulou H, Grapsa E, Lianos EA.) Transgenic Research. 2021 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85098488124 01/01/2021
(Fehrenbach DJ, Abais-Battad JM, Dasinger JH, Lund H, Keppel T, Zemaj J, Cherian-Shaw M, Gundry RL, Geurts AM, Dwinell MR, Mattson DL.) Hypertension. 2021 Jan;77(1):228-240 PMID: 33249861 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85097815793 12/01/2020
(Debreceni IL, Chimenti MS, Serreze DV, Geurts AM, Chen YG, Lieberman SM.) Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Dec 13;21(24) PMID: 33322152 PMCID: PMC7764018 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85097667415 12/17/2020
(Mehrotra P, Ullah MM, Collett JA, Myers SL, Dwinell MR, Geurts AM, Basile DP.) Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2020 11 01;319(5):F796-F808 PMID: 32924545 PMCID: PMC7789982 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85094221372 09/15/2020
(Alexeyev M, Geurts AM, Annamdevula NS, Francis CM, Leavesley SJ, Rich TC, Taylor MS, Lin MT, Balczon R, Knighten JM, Alvarez DF, Stevens T.) Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2020 08 01;319(2):H349-H358 PMID: 32589443 PMCID: PMC7473926 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85088491118 06/27/2020
(Chen YG, Ciecko AE, Khaja S, Grzybowski M, Geurts AM, Lieberman SM.) Sci Rep. 2020 07 21;10(1):12019 PMID: 32694640 PMCID: PMC7374577 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85088288172 07/23/2020
(Shapiro MR, Yeh WI, Longfield JR, Gallagher J, Infante CM, Wellford S, Posgai AL, Atkinson MA, Campbell-Thompson M, Lieberman SM, Serreze DV, Geurts AM, Chen YG, Brusko TM.) Front Immunol. 2020;11:2180 PMID: 33013915 PMCID: PMC7500101 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85091212749 10/06/2020
(Shapiro MR, Yeh WI, Longfield JR, Gallagher J, Infante CM, Wellford S, Posgai AL, Atkinson MA, Campbell-Thompson M, Lieberman SM, Serreze DV, Geurts AM, Chen YG, Brusko TM.) Frontiers in Immunology. 4 September 2020;11 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85091212749 09/04/2020
(Kim MS, Fleres B, Lovett J, Anfinson M, Samudrala SSK, Kelly LJ, Teigen LE, Cavanaugh M, Marquez M, Geurts AM, Lough JW, Mitchell ME, Fitts RH, Tomita-Mitchell A.) Front Cell Dev Biol. 2020;8:440 PMID: 32656206 PMCID: PMC7324479 07/14/2020