Heath, C.M. and Wignall S.M. (2019). “Chromokinesin Kif4 promotes proper anaphase in mouse oocyte meiosis” Molecular Biology of the Cell. 30(14): 1691-1704. (PDF)

Mullen, T.J., Davis-Roca A.C., and Wignall S.M. (2019). “Spindle assembly and chromosome dynamics during oocyte meiosis.” Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 60: 53-59. (PDF)

Davis-Roca A.C., Divekar N.S., Ng R.K., Wignall S.M. (2018). “Dynamic SUMO remodeling drives a series of critical events during the meiotic divisions in Celegans.” PLOS Genetics 14(9): e1007626. (PDF)

Mullen, T.J. and Wignall, S.M. (2017). “Interplay between microtubule bundling and sorting factors ensures acentriolar spindle stability during Celegans oocyte meiosis.” PLOS Genetics 13(9): e1006986. (PDF)

Davis-Roca, A.C., Muscat, C.C., and Wignall, S.M. (2017). C. elegans oocytes detect meiotic errors in the absence of canonical end-on kinetochore attachments.” Journal of Cell Biology. 216(5). (PDF)

Mendoza, A.D., Woodruff, T.K., Wignall, S.M., and O’Halloran, T.V. (2017). “Zinc availability during germline development impacts embryo viability in Caenorhabditis elegans.” Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology and Pharmacology. 191: 194-202.

Wolff, I.D., Tran, M.V., Mullen, T.J., Villeneuve, A.M., and Wignall, S.M. (2016). “Assembly of C. elegans acentrosomal spindles occurs without evident MTOCs and requires microtubule sorting by KLP-18/kinesin-12 and MESP-1.” Molecular Biology of the Cell. 27(20): 3122-3131. (PDF)

Muscat, C.C., Torre-Santiago, K.M., Tran, M.V., Powers, J.A., and  Wignall, S.M. (2015). “Kinetochore-independent chromosome segregation driven by lateral microtubule bundles.” eLife.10.7554/eLife.06462. (PDF)

Wignall, S.M. (2015). “Cell Division: Stem Cells Take the Stage.” Current Biology. 25(9): 376-378. (PDF)

Schvarzstein, M., Wignall, S.M., and Villeneuve, A. (2010). “Coordinating cohesion, coorientation and congression during meiosis: Lessons from holocentric chromosomes.” Genes and Development. 24(3): 219-228. (PDF)

Wignall, S.M. and Villeneuve, A. (2009). “Lateral microtubule bundles promote chromosome alignment during acentrosomal oocyte meiosis.” Nature Cell Biology. 11(7): 839-844. (PDF)

Wignall, S.M., Gray, N.S., Chang, Y.T., Juarez, L., Jacob, R., Burlingame, A., Schultz, P.G., and Heald, R. (2004). “Identification of a novel protein regulating microtubule stability using a chemical approach.” Chemistry and Biology. 11(1): 135-146. (PDF)

Wignall, S.M., Deehan, R., Maresca, T., and Heald, R. (2003). “The condensin complex is required for proper spindle assembly and chromosome segregation in Xenopus egg extracts” Journal of Cell Biology. 161(6): 1041-1051. (PDF)

Wignall, S.M., and Heald, R. (2001). “Methods for the study of centrosome-independent spindle assembly in Xenopus extracts.” Methods in Cell Biology. 67: 241-256. (PDF)

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