Job Title: Associate Professor
Employer: University of Guelph
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Fern Avenue Public School, Roselands Public School - Toronto
High School attended: Western Technical Commercial School
Further Education: University of Toronto (B.Sc. - 1966, M.Sc. - 1968, Ph.D. - 1973).
Brief synopsis of current research:
My primary interest is in limb regeneration and development in amphibians. Salamanders, such as the axolotl, have the capacity to regenerate a limb after amputation. My research has focused on the question of how come they can do this and we humans cannot.
Miller, L.D., M.L. Farquhar, J.S. Greenwood, and S.R. Scadding 1999. Gap junctions in the limb regeneration blastema are not distributed uniformly and are regulated by retinoic acid. Can. J. Zool., 77: 902-909.
Scadding, S.R., and A. Burns 1998. Symmetrical vascularization patterns in normal and retinoic acid treated limb regenerates of the axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. Can. J. Zool., 76: 1795-1796.
Scadding, S.R., and M. Maden. 1994. Retinoic acid gradients during limb regeneration. Dev. Biol., 162: 608-617.
Johnson, K.J., and S.R. Scadding. 1991. Effects of vitamin A and other retinoids on the differentiation and morphogenesis of the integument and limbs of vertebrates. Can. J. Zool., 69: 263-273.