Katherine Vest

Katherine Elizabeth Vest

Assistant Professor

Medical Sciences Building

COM Mol Gen Vest Lab - 2251

231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267


Bachelor of Science, Auburn University Auburn, AL, 2008 (Microbiology)

Ph D, Auburn University Auburn, AL, 2013 (Biology)

Research and Practice Interests

Molecular Biology, RNA Biology, Skeletal Muscle Regeneration, Trace Element Homeostasis

Research Support

Grant: #R25098 Investigators:Vest, Katherine 03-01-2021 -03-31-2023 UC's URC Faculty Scholars Program URC-Faculty Scholars Res Awd-Vest Role:PI $25,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC


Peer Reviewed Publications

Vest, Katherine E; Paskavitz, Amanda L; Lee, Joseph B; Padilla-Benavides, Teresita (2018. ) Dynamic changes in copper homeostasis and post-transcriptional regulation of Atp7a during myogenic differentiation.Metallomics : integrated biometal science, , 10 (2 ) ,309-322

Boulet, Aren; Vest, Katherine E; Maynard, Margaret K; Gammon, Micah G; Russell, Antoinette C; Mathews, Alexander T; Cole, Shelbie E; Zhu, Xinyu; Phillips, Casey B; Kwong, Jennifer Q; Dodani, Sheel C; Leary, Scot C; Cobine, Paul A (2018. ) The mammalian phosphate carrier SLC25A3 is a mitochondrial copper transporter required for cytochrome c oxidase biogenesis.The Journal of biological chemistry, , 293 (6 ) ,1887-1896

Banerjee, Ayan; Vest, Katherine E; Pavlath, Grace K; Corbett, Anita H (2017. ) Nuclear poly(A) binding protein 1 (PABPN1) and Matrin3 interact in muscle cells and regulate RNA processing.Nucleic acids research, , 45 (18 ) ,10706-10725

Choo, Hyo-Jung; Canner, James P; Vest, Katherine E; Thompson, Zachary; Pavlath, Grace K (2017. ) A tale of two niches: differential functions for VCAM-1 in satellite cells under basal and injured conditions.American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, , 313 (4 ) ,C392-C404

Vest, Katherine E; Phillips, Brittany L; Banerjee, Ayan; Apponi, Luciano H; Dammer, Eric B; Xu, Weiting; Zheng, Dinghai; Yu, Julia; Tian, Bin; Pavlath, Grace K; Corbett, Anita H (2017. ) Novel mouse models of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) reveal early onset mitochondrial defects and suggest loss of PABPN1 may contribute to pathology.Human molecular genetics, , 26 (17 ) ,3235-3252

Vest, Katherine E; Wang, Jing; Gammon, Micah G; Maynard, Margaret K; White, Olivia L; Cobine, Jai A; Mahone, Wilkerson K; Cobine, Paul A (2016. ) Overlap of copper and iron uptake systems in mitochondria in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Open biology, , 6 (1 ) ,150223

Randolph, Matthew E; Phillips, Brittany L; Choo, Hyo-Jung; Vest, Katherine E; Vera, Yandery; Pavlath, Grace K (2015. ) Pharyngeal Satellite Cells Undergo Myogenesis Under Basal Conditions and Are Required for Pharyngeal Muscle Maintenance.Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio), , 33 (12 ) ,3581-95

Vest, Katherine E; Apponi, Luciano H; Banerjee, Ayan; Pavlath, Grace K; Corbett, Anita H (2015. ) An Antibody to Detect Alanine-Expanded PABPN1: A New Tool to Study Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy.Journal of neuromuscular diseases, , 2 (4 ) ,439-446

Randolph, Matthew E; Luo, Qingwei; Ho, Justin; Vest, Katherine E; Sokoloff, Alan J; Pavlath, Grace K (2014. ) Ageing and muscular dystrophy differentially affect murine pharyngeal muscles in a region-dependent manner.The Journal of physiology, , 592 (23 ) ,5301-15

Vest, Katherine E; Leary, Scot C; Winge, Dennis R; Cobine, Paul A (2013. ) Copper import into the mitochondrial matrix in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is mediated by Pic2, a mitochondrial carrier family protein.The Journal of biological chemistry, , 288 (33 ) ,23884-92

Vest, Katherine E; Hashemi, Hayaa F; Cobine, Paul A (2013. ) The copper metallome in eukaryotic cells.Metal ions in life sciences, , 12 ,451-78

Post Graduate Training and Education

01-2014-08-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, NRSA-funded postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Grace Pavlath. , Emory University School of Medicine, , Atlanta, GA

08-2017-07-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, NRSA-funded postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Anita Corbett. , Emory University, , Atlanta, GA

Contact Information

231 Albert Sabin Way
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 558-0014