Steven ScaddingbackResearcher Profile

Steven R. Scadding

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.


Recent Publications:

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.