Carnegie Mellon University

 Veronica Hinman

Deparment Head, Dr. Frederick A. Schwertz Distinguished Professor Life Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences


Mellon Institute 634A
Department of Biological Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Work Phone: 412-268-9348





Dr. Hinman is interested in how developmental gene regulatory networks evolve and how such system-level processes relate to the maintenance or change of body type form.

Highlighted Publications

Karimi K, Agalakov S, Telmer CA, Beatman TR, Pells TJ, Arshinoff BI, Ku CJ, Foley S, Hinman VF, Ettensohn CA, Vize PD. Classifying domain-specific text documents containing ambiguous keywords. Database (Oxford). 2021 Sep 29;2021:baab062. doi: 10.1093/database/baab062. PMID: 34585729

Beatman TR, Buckley KM, Cary GA, Hinman VF, Ettensohn CA. A nomenclature for echinoderm genes. Database (Oxford). 2021 Aug 7;2021:baab052. doi: 10.1093/database/baab052. PMID: 34386815

Hatleberg WL, Hinman VF. Modularity and hierarchy in biological systems: Using gene regulatory networks to understand evolutionary change. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2021;141:39-73. doi: 10.1016/bs.ctdb.2020.11.004. Epub 2021 Feb 5. PMID: 33602494

Cary GA, McCauley BS, Zueva O, Pattinato J, Longabaugh W, Hinman VF. Systematic comparison of sea urchin and sea star developmental gene regulatory networks explains how novelty is incorporated in early development. Nat Commun. 2020 Dec 4;11(1):6235. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-20023-4. PMID: 33277483

Gildor T, Cary GA, Lalzar M, Hinman VF, Ben-Tabou de-Leon S. Developmental transcriptomes of the sea star, Patiria miniata, illuminate how gene expression changes with evolutionary distance. Sci Rep. 2019 Nov 7;9(1):16201. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-52577-9. PMID: 31700051

Cary GA, Cameron RA, Hinman VF. Genomic resources for the study of echinoderm development and evolution. Methods Cell Biol. 2019;151:65-88. doi: 10.1016/bs.mcb.2018.11.019. Epub 2019 Jan 9. PMID: 30948032

Cary GA, Wolff A, Zueva O, Pattinato J, Hinman VF. Analysis of sea star larval regeneration reveals conserved processes of whole-body regeneration across the metazoa. BMC Biol. 2019 Feb 22;17(1):16. doi: 10.1186/s12915-019-0633-9. PMID: 30795750

Cary GA, Cameron RA, Hinman VF. EchinoBase: Tools for Echinoderm Genome Analyses. Methods Mol Biol. 2018;1757:349-369. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7737-6_12. PMID: 29761464

Hinman VF, Burke RD. Embryonic neurogenesis in echinoderms. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2018 Jul;7(4):e316. doi: 10.1002/wdev.316. Epub 2018 Feb 22. PMID: 29470839

Cary GA, Cheatle Jarvela AM, Francolini RD, Hinman VF. Genome-wide use of high- and low-affinity Tbrain transcription factor binding sites during echinoderm development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jun 6;114(23):5854-5861. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1610611114. PMID: 28584099

Thompson JR, Erkenbrack EM, Hinman VF, McCauley BS, Petsios E, Bottjer DJ. Paleogenomics of echinoids reveals an ancient origin for the double-negative specification of micromeres in sea urchins. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jun 6;114(23):5870-5877. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1610603114. PMID: 28584090

Cary GA, Hinman VF. Echinoderm development and evolution in the post-genomic era. Dev Biol. 2017 Jul 15;427(2):203-211. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.02.003. Epub 2017 Feb 7. PMID: 28185788

Cheatle Jarvela AM, Yankura KA, Hinman VF. A gene regulatory network for apical organ neurogenesis and its spatial control in sea star embryos. Development. 2016 Nov 15;143(22):4214-4223. doi: 10.1242/dev.134999. Epub 2016 Oct 5. PMID: 27707794

Rebeiz M, Patel NH, Hinman VF. Unraveling the Tangled Skein: The Evolution of Transcriptional Regulatory Networks in Development. Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet. 2015;16:103-31. doi: 10.1146/annurev-genom-091212-153423. Epub 2015 May 20. PMID: 26079281

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