Lisa Maves, PhD

"At Seattle Children's, my work focuses on basic research on heart and muscle development and regeneration. Each day offers a new opportunity to make a discovery that will impact new therapies for children with muscular dystrophy and congenital heart disorders."

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Sandler Memorial Award Finalist (Drosophila Dissertation Research) Larry Sandler Memorial Award 1998
Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund 1998 - 2001
Developmental Biology Training Grant NIH / University of Washington 1993 - 1996
ARCS Foundation of Seattle Fellowship ARCS Foundation of Seattle 1992 - 1995
NSF Fellowship - Summer Undergraduate Research Program National Science Foundation / Washington University 1991


  • Yao Z, Farr GH 3rd, Tapscott SJ, Maves L
    Pbx and Prdm1a transcription factors differentially regulate subsets of the fast skeletal muscle program in zebrafish.
    Biology open , 2013 June : 2(6)546-55
  • Krom YD, Thijssen PE, Young JM, den Hamer B, Balog J, Yao Z, Maves L, Snider L, Knopp P, Zammit PS, Rijkers T, van Engelen BG, Padberg GW, Frants RR, Tawil R, Tapscott SJ, van der Maarel SM
    Intrinsic epigenetic regulation of the D4Z4 macrosatellite repeat in a transgenic mouse model for FSHD.
    PLoS genetics , 2013 Apr, : 9(4)e1003415
  • Paige SL, Thomas S, Stoick-Cooper CL, Wang H, Maves L, Sandstrom R, Pabon L, Reinecke H, Pratt G, Keller G, Moon RT, Stamatoyannopoulos J, Murry CE
    A temporal chromatin signature in human embryonic stem cells identifies regulators of cardiac development.
    Cell , 2012 Sept. : 151(1)221-32
  • Maves L, Tyler A, Moens CB, Tapscott SJ
    Pbx acts with Hand2 in early myocardial differentiation.
    Developmental biology , 2009 Sept. : 333(2)409-18
  • Snider L, Asawachaicharn A, Tyler AE, Geng LN, Petek LM, Maves L, Miller DG, Lemmers RJ, Winokur ST, Tawil R, van der Maarel SM, Filippova GN, Tapscott SJ
    RNA transcripts, miRNA-sized fragments and proteins produced from D4Z4 units: new candidates for the pathophysiology of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy.
    Human molecular genetics , 2009 July : 18(13)2414-30
  • Sittaramane V, Sawant A, Wolman MA, Maves L, Halloran MC, Chandrasekhar A
    The cell adhesion molecule Tag1, transmembrane protein Stbm/Vangl2, and Lamininalpha1 exhibit genetic interactions during migration of facial branchiomotor neurons in zebrafish.
    Developmental biology , 2009 Jan. : 325(2)363-73
  • Maves L, Waskiewicz AJ, Paul B, Cao Y, Tyler A, Moens CB, Tapscott SJ
    Pbx homeodomain proteins direct Myod activity to promote fast-muscle differentiation.
    Development (Cambridge, England) , 2007 Sept. : 134(18)3371-82
  • Maves L, Kimmel CB
    Dynamic and sequential patterning of the zebrafish posterior hindbrain by retinoic acid.
    Developmental biology , 2005 Sept. : 285(2)593-605
  • Crump JG, Maves L, Lawson ND, Weinstein BM, Kimmel CB
    An essential role for Fgfs in endodermal pouch formation influences later craniofacial skeletal patterning.
    Development (Cambridge, England) , 2004 Nov. : 131(22)5703-16
  • Miller CT, Maves L, Kimmel CB
    moz regulates Hox expression and pharyngeal segmental identity in zebrafish.
    Development (Cambridge, England) , 2004 May : 131(10)2443-61
  • Maves L, Schubiger G
    Transdetermination in Drosophila imaginal discs: a model for understanding pluripotency and selector gene maintenance.
    Current opinion in genetics & development , 2003 Oct. : 13(5)472-9
  • Huey RB, Gilchrist GW, Ward K, Maves L, Pepin D, Houle D
    Mutation accumulation, performance, fitness.
    Integrative and comparative biology , 2003 July : 43(3)387-95
  • Liu D, Chu H, Maves L, Yan YL, Morcos PA, Postlethwait JH, Westerfield M
    Fgf3 and Fgf8 dependent and independent transcription factors are required for otic placode specification.
    Development (Cambridge, England) , 2003 May : 130(10)2213-24
  • Maves L, Jackman W, Kimmel CB
    FGF3 and FGF8 mediate a rhombomere 4 signaling activity in the zebrafish hindbrain.
    Development (Cambridge, England) , 2002 Aug. : 129(16)3825-37

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Pbx and Meis Dependent Mechanisms of Cardiomyocyte Differentiation American Heart Association $140,000 Jan. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2016
Pbx Homeodomain Proteins in Skeletal Muscle Differentiation NIH/NIAMS $176,000 Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2012