Nick Hirsch, Ph.D.
B.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D. University of California (San Diego)
322 Colton Hall
Professor Hirsch attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate, where he majored in both Biology and Political Science. Having had enough of Chicago winters, he did his doctoral work in developmental neurobiology at the University of California, San Diego, where he studied eye development in frogs. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Virginia, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he expanded his research to study the development of the brain and eye in both fish and frogs. Prior to coming to Hiram, Prof. Hirsch was a member of the Biology Department at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut.
- University of Chicago (Biology and Political Science), B.A.
- University of California (San Diego) (Biology), Ph.D.
- University of Virginia (Biology), Post Doctoral Fellow
- University of Massachusetts Medical School, Post Doctoral Fellow
Developmental biology of the nervous system.
- Xenopus mutant reveals necessity of rax for specifying the eye field which otherwise forms tissue with telencephalic and diencephalic character Margaret B. Fish, Takuya Nakayama, Marilyn Fisher, Nicolas Hirsch, Amanda Cox, Rollin Reeder, Samantha Carruthers, Amanda Hall, Derek L. Stemple, Robert M. Grainger Dev Biol. 2014 November 15; 395(2): 317–330.
- A screen for hoxb1-regulated genes identifies ppp1r14al as a regulator of the rhombomere 4 Fgf-signaling center Seong-Kyu Choe, Xiaolan Zhang, Nicolas Hirsch, Juerg Straubhaar, Charles G Sagerström Dev Biol. 2011 October 15; 358(2): 356–367.
- Maternal and Zygotic aldh1a2 Activity Is Required for Pancreas Development in Zebrafish Kristen Alexa, Seong-Kyu Choe, Nicolas Hirsch, Letitiah Etheridge, Elizabeth Laver, Charles G. Sagerström PLoS One. 2009; 4(12): e8261. Published online 2009 December 11.
- Choe SK, Hirsch N, Zhang X, Sagerström CG. hnf1b genes in zebrafish hindbrain development. Zebrafish. 2008 Sep;5(3):179-87.
- Hirsch, N., Zimmerman, L.B. and Grainger, R.M. (2002). Xenopus, the next generation: X. tropicalis genetics and genomics. Developmental Dynamics 225(4): 422-33.
- Hirsch, N., Zimmerman, L.B., Gray, J., Chae, J., Curran, K.L., Fisher, M., Ogino, H. and Grainger, R.M. (2002). Xenopus tropicalis transgenic lines and their use in the study of embryonic induction. Developmental Dynamics 225(4): 522-35.
- Offield, M. F.*, Hirsch, N.* and Grainger, R. M. (2000). The development of Xenopus tropicalis transgenic lines and their use in studying lens developmental timing in living embryos. Development 127, 1789-1797. (* co-first author)
- Hirsch, N. and Grainger, R.M. (2000). Induction of the Lens. In "Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation, Vol. 31: Vertebrate Eye Development", M. Elizabeth Fini (Ed.), pp.51-68, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
- Hirsch, N. and Harris, W.A. (1997). Xenopus Brn-3.0, a POU-Domain gene expressed in the developing retina and tectum, is not regulated by innervation. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 38(5): 960-69.
- Hirsch, N. and Harris, W.A. (1997). Xenopus Pax-6 and retinal development. Journal of Neurobiology 32(1): 45-61.