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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 NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund Postdoctoral FellowshipDamon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund 1998 - 2001
Sandler Memorial Award Finalist (Drosophila Dissertation Research)Larry Sandler Memorial Award 1998
Developmental Biology Training GrantNIH / University of Washington 1993 - 1996
ARCS Foundation of Seattle FellowshipARCS Foundation of Seattle 1992 - 1995
NSF Fellowship - Summer Undergraduate Research ProgramNational Science Foundation / Washington University 1991


Pbx and Prdm1a transcription factors differentially regulate subsets of the fast skeletal muscle program in zebrafish.
Biology open , June 2013: 2(6)546-55
Intrinsic epigenetic regulation of the D4Z4 macrosatellite repeat in a transgenic mouse model for FSHD.
PLoS genetics , April 2013: 9(4)e1003415
A temporal chromatin signature in human embryonic stem cells identifies regulators of cardiac development.
Cell , Sept. 2012: 151(1)221-32
Pbx acts with Hand2 in early myocardial differentiation.
Developmental biology , Sept. 2009: 333(2)409-18
RNA transcripts, miRNA-sized fragments and proteins produced from D4Z4 units: new candidates for the pathophysiology of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy.
Human molecular genetics , July 2009: 18(13)2414-30
The cell adhesion molecule Tag1, transmembrane protein Stbm/Vangl2, and Lamininalpha1 exhibit genetic interactions during migration of facial branchiomotor neurons in zebrafish.
Developmental biology , Jan. 2009: 325(2)363-73
Pbx homeodomain proteins direct Myod activity to promote fast-muscle differentiation.
Development (Cambridge, England) , Sept. 2007: 134(18)3371-82
Dynamic and sequential patterning of the zebrafish posterior hindbrain by retinoic acid.
Developmental biology , Sept. 2005: 285(2)593-605
An essential role for Fgfs in endodermal pouch formation influences later craniofacial skeletal patterning.
Development (Cambridge, England) , Nov. 2004: 131(22)5703-16
moz regulates Hox expression and pharyngeal segmental identity in zebrafish.
Development (Cambridge, England) , May 2004: 131(10)2443-61
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
Mutation accumulation, performance, fitness.
Integrative and comparative biology , July 2003: 43(3)387-95
Fgf3 and Fgf8 dependent and independent transcription factors are required for otic placode specification.
Development (Cambridge, England) , May 2003: 130(10)2213-24
FGF3 and FGF8 mediate a rhombomere 4 signaling activity in the zebrafish hindbrain.
Development (Cambridge, England) , Aug. 2002: 129(16)3825-37

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Pbx and Meis Dependent Mechanisms of Cardiomyocyte DifferentiationAmerican Heart Association $$140,000Jan. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2016
Pbx Homeodomain Proteins in Skeletal Muscle DifferentiationNIH/NIAMS $$176,000Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2012

Primary Office

Seattle Children's Research Institute
JMB - 5 - Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine
1900 - 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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