Walburga Croteau

WalburgaResearch Assistant

About Me

I conducted research in Dr. Connie Brinkerhoff’s lab, where I worked to understand the link between metalloproteases and human melanoma metastasis. These studies led to important insights into differences between in vitro versus in vivo melanoma behavior. In January 2014, I joined the Huang lab. Here, my current work focuses on understanding how CD8 T cells infiltrate melanoma masses in a murine model. In my spare time, I am an avid gardener and enjoy baking treats.

Publications (selected)

Croteau W, Jenkins MH, Ye S, Mullins DW, Brinckerhoff CE. Differential mechanisms of tumor progression in clones from a single heterogeneous human melanoma. J Cell Physiol. 2013 228(4):773-80.

Trivieri MG, Oudit GY, Sah R, Kerfant BG, Sun H, Gramolini AO, Pan Y, Wickenden AD, Croteau W, Morreale de Escobar G, Pekhletski R, St Germain D, Maclennan DH, Backx PH. Cardiac-specific elevations in thyroid hormone enhance contractility and prevent pressure overload-induced cardiac dysfunction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 103(15):6043-8.

Hernandez A, Martinez ME, Croteau W, St Germain DL. Complex organization and structure of sense and antisense transcripts expressed from the DIO3 gene imprinted locus. Genomics. 2004 83(3):413-24.

Croteau W, Bodwell JE, Richardson JM, St Germain DL. Conserved cysteines in the type 1 deiodinase selenoprotein are not essential for catalytic activity. J Biol Chem. 1998 273(39):25230-6.

Pallud S, Lennon AM, Ramauge M, Gavaret JM, Croteau W, Pierre M, Courtin F, St Germain DL. Expression of the type II iodothyronine deiodinase in cultured rat astrocytes is selenium-dependent. J Biol Chem. 1997 Jul 18;272(29):18104-10.

Contact: Walburga.Croteau@dartmouth.edu