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Tina L. Gumienny

Tina Gumienny

Assistant Professor
PO Box 425799
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204-5799

Office Location: OMB
Office Phone: 940-898-2718
Lab Phone:

Teaching Area:
Research Area: Cell Communication


Position Date Institution Field
Postdoc 2001-2007 Rutgers University Genetics
PhD 1993-2000 SUNY-Stony Brook Genetics
BS 1989-1993 Texas A&M University Genetics

Major Academic/Research Interest


I am interested in how cells communicate with each other at the molecular and cellular levels during development. My group focuses on Transforming Growth Factor-ß superfamily members (TGF-ßs), critical messengers for intercellular communication in metazoans. My long-term research goal is to understand how proper cell-to-cell signaling by TGF-ß is achieved during development and can be disrupted in disease states. Specifically, we study the molecular players and processes involved in regulating these signals in the nematode model system C. elegans using genetic, molecular, cell imaging, and biochemical tools.

Project List

Select Publications

1. Taneja-Bageshwar S. and Gumienny, T.L. (2012) Two functional domains in C. elegans glypican LON-2 can independently inhibit BMP-like signaling. Developmental Biology 371: 66-76.

2. Schultz R.D., Gumienny, T.L. (2012) Visualization of Caenorhabditis elegans cuticular structures using the lipophilic vital dye DiI. J. Vis. Exp. (59), e3362, DOI : 10.3791/3362.

3. Beifuss K.K., Gumienny, T.L. (2012) RNAi screening to identify postembryonic phenotypes in C. elegans. J. Vis. Exp. (60), e3442, DOI:10.3791/3442.

Courses and Teaching Responsibilities


Project List

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