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Cindy McKinney, PhD

Cynthia E. McKinney

Cindy McKinney, PhD

Associate Professor for Cell Biology and Physiology
Campus: 
Carolinas Campus
Office: 

143

Department/Discipline: 
Phone: 
864-327-9876
Email: 
cmckinney [at] carolinas.vcom.edu
 

Education

1992 Clinical Neuroscience Branch, NIMH, NIH Postdoc
1989 University of Maryland - College Park PhD-Cell and Molecular Biology
1984 University of Maryland - College Park MS-Cell and Molecular Biology
1971 Juniata College  BS-Biology
 

Current Research Projects

  • Assessing the effectiveness of clinical case studies supplementing Block 1 genetics lectures
  • CRISPR engineered cardiomyocytes to model Danon disease, a lysosomal cardiomyopathy
  • IPSC cells from human blood to model X-linked intellectual disability: A collaboration with Greenwood Genetics
  • Patient derived human induced stem cell (iPSC) models of Gaucher Type 2, a neurodevelopmental disease
  • X-linked cardiomyopathy: Molecular and cellular evaluation of CRISPR generated isogenic models of Danon disease

Publications

Year Published Faculty Citation PMID
2017

Sarko DK, McKinney CE. Exosomes: Origins and therapeutic potential for neurodegenerative disease. Front Neurosci. 2017 Feb 27;11:82. PMID: 28289371.

28289371
2017

McKinney CE. Using induced pluripotent stem cells derived neurons to model brain diseases. Neural Regen Res. 2017 Jul;12(7):1062-7. PMID: 28852383.

28852383
2016

McKinney CE. Exosomes: Extracellular communicators of health and disease. J Translational Science. 2016 Nov;2(6). DOI: 10.15761/JTS.1000157.

2014

McKinney CE, Brown SL. Human iPSC Models: A platform for investigating neural developmental diseases. Journal Molecular Medicine and Genetics. 2014; 8:122. doi: 10.4172/1747-0862.1000122