Cheryl Mae Craft, PhD

TitleProfessor of Ophthalmology and Cell & Neurobiology
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
AddressCSC 135H 2250 Alcazar Street
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033-9075
Phone+1 323 442 6692
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    Valdosta State UniversityBS1969
    Eastern KY UniversityTeaching Certificate1971
    University of Texas Biomedical Graduate School of San AntonioPhD1984
    NIH-NEI and NIH-NICHD, Post-Doctoral Fellowship1986

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    Mechanisms of Cone Pigment Deactivation
    NIH/NEI R01EY015851Sep 30, 2005 - Aug 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NINDS R29NS028126Jan 1, 1990 - Dec 31, 1995
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NINDS F32NS007570Nov 6, 1984
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Kim HS, Vargas A, Eom YS, Li J, Yamamoto KL, Craft C, Lee EJ. Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 1 enhances rod survival in the rd1 mouse retina. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0197322. PMID: 29742163.
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    2. Kim HS, Huang SP, Lee EJ, Craft C. Identifying Key Networks Linked to Light-Independent Photoreceptor Degeneration in Visual Arrestin 1 Knockout Mice. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018; 1074:281-287. PMID: 29721954.
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    3. Vargas A, Kim HS, Baral E, Yu WQ, Craft C, Lee EJ. Protective effect of clusterin on rod photoreceptor in rat model of retinitis pigmentosa. PLoS One. 2017; 12(8):e0182389. PMID: 28767729.
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    4. Shin JA, Kim HS, Vargas A, Yu WQ, Eom YS, Craft C, Lee EJ. Inhibition of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Enhances Rod Survival in the S334ter-line3 Retinitis Pigmentosa Model. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0167102. PMID: 27893855.
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    5. Eandi CM, Charles Messance H, Augustin S, Dominguez E, Lavalette S, Forster V, Hu SJ, Siquieros L, Craft C, Sahel JA, Tadayoni R, Paques M, Guillonneau X, Sennlaub F. Subretinal mononuclear phagocytes induce cone segment loss via IL-1ß. Elife. 2016 07 20; 5. PMID: 27438413; PMCID: PMC4969036.
    6. Yu WQ, Eom YS, Shin JA, Nair D, Grzywacz SX, Grzywacz NM, Craft C, Lee EJ. Reshaping the Cone-Mosaic in a Rat Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa: Modulatory Role of ZO-1 Expression in DL-Alpha-Aminoadipic Acid Reshaping. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0151668. PMID: 26977812; PMCID: PMC4792433.
    7. Deming JD, Van Craenenbroeck K, Eom YS, Lee EJ, Craft C. Characterization of Antibodies to Identify Cellular Expression of Dopamine Receptor 4. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016; 854:663-70. PMID: 26427473.
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    8. Deming JD, Pak JS, Shin JA, Brown BM, Kim MK, Aung MH, Lee EJ, Pardue MT, Craft C. Arrestin 1 and Cone Arrestin 4 Have Unique Roles in Visual Function in an All-Cone Mouse Retina. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Dec; 56(13):7618-28. PMID: 26624493; PMCID: PMC4669854.
    9. Pak JS, Lee EJ, Craft C. The retinal phenotype of Grk1-/- is compromised by a Crb1 rd8 mutation. Mol Vis. 2015; 21:1281-94. PMID: 26664249.
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    10. Shin JA, Eom YS, Yu WQ, Grzywacz NM, Craft C, Lee EJ. TIMP-1 affects the spatial distribution of dendritic processes of second-order neurons in a rat model of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Exp Eye Res. 2015 Nov; 140:41-52. PMID: 26277580.
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    11. Deming JD, Pak JS, Brown BM, Kim MK, Aung MH, Eom YS, Shin JA, Lee EJ, Pardue MT, Craft C. Visual Cone Arrestin 4 Contributes to Visual Function and Cone Health. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Aug; 56(9):5407-16. PMID: 26284544; PMCID: PMC4544185.
    12. Deming JD, Shin JA, Lim K, Lee EJ, Van Craenenbroeck K, Craft C. Dopamine receptor D4 internalization requires a beta-arrestin and a visual arrestin. Cell Signal. 2015 Oct; 27(10):2002-13. PMID: 26169958.
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    13. Berkowitz BA, Murphy GG, Craft C, Surmeier DJ, Roberts R. Genetic dissection of horizontal cell inhibitory signaling in mice in complete darkness in vivo. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 May; 56(5):3132-9. PMID: 26024096; PMCID: PMC4451614.
    14. Ji Y, Yu WQ, Eom YS, Bruce F, Craft C, Grzywacz NM, Lee EJ. The effect of TIMP-1 on the cone mosaic in the retina of the rat model of retinitis pigmentosa. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Dec 16; 56(1):352-64. PMID: 25515575; PMCID: PMC4294290.
    15. Craft C. Targeting endostatin to potentially prevent retinal neovascularization using a hypoxia-responsive Müller glia cell-specific gene therapy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Dec 10; 55(12):8054. PMID: 25504477.
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    16. Berkowitz BA, Gorgis J, Patel A, Baameur F, Gurevich VV, Craft C, Kefalov VJ, Roberts R. Development of an MRI biomarker sensitive to tetrameric visual arrestin 1 and its reduction via light-evoked translocation in vivo. FASEB J. 2015 Feb; 29(2):554-64. PMID: 25351983; PMCID: PMC4314227.
    17. Craft C, Huang J, Possin DE, Hendrickson A. Primate short-wavelength cones share molecular markers with rods. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2014; 801:49-56. PMID: 24664680; PMCID: PMC4515355.
    18. Craft C, Deming JD. Cone arrestin: deciphering the structure and functions of arrestin 4 in vision. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2014; 219:117-31. PMID: 24292827.
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    19. Manfredi A, Marrocco E, Puppo A, Cesi G, Sommella A, Della Corte M, Rossi S, Giunti M, Craft C, Bacci ML, Simonelli F, Surace EM, Auricchio A. Combined rod and cone transduction by adeno-associated virus 2/8. Hum Gene Ther. 2013 Dec; 24(12):982-92. PMID: 24067103; PMCID: PMC3868409.
    20. Rebrik TI, Botchkina I, Arshavsky VY, Craft C, Korenbrot JI. CNG-modulin: a novel Ca-dependent modulator of ligand sensitivity in cone photoreceptor cGMP-gated ion channels. J Neurosci. 2012 Feb 29; 32(9):3142-53. PMID: 22378887; PMCID: PMC3296131.
    21. Huang SP, Craft C. Potential cellular functions of N-ethylmaleimide sensitive factor in the photoreceptor. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2012; 723:791-7. PMID: 22183408.
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    22. Yetemian RM, Craft C. Retinal neovascular disorders: mouse models for drug development studies. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2012; 723:253-9. PMID: 22183340.
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    23. Pan Y, Gerasimov MR, Kvist T, Wellendorph P, Madsen KK, Pera E, Lee H, Schousboe A, Chebib M, Bräuner-Osborne H, Craft C, Brodie JD, Schiffer WK, Dewey SL, Miller SR, Silverman RB. (1S, 3S)-3-amino-4-difluoromethylenyl-1-cyclopentanoic acid (CPP-115), a potent ?-aminobutyric acid aminotransferase inactivator for the treatment of cocaine addiction. J Med Chem. 2012 Jan 12; 55(1):357-66. PMID: 22128851; PMCID: PMC3257419.
    24. Huang L, Szymanska K, Jensen VL, Janecke AR, Innes AM, Davis EE, Frosk P, Li C, Willer JR, Chodirker BN, Greenberg CR, McLeod DR, Bernier FP, Chudley AE, Müller T, Shboul M, Logan CV, Loucks CM, Beaulieu CL, Bowie RV, Bell SM, Adkins J, Zuniga FI, Ross KD, Wang J, Ban MR, Becker C, Nürnberg P, Douglas S, Craft C, Akimenko MA, Hegele RA, Ober C, Utermann G, Bolz HJ, Bulman DE, Katsanis N, Blacque OE, Doherty D, Parboosingh JS, Leroux MR, Johnson CA, Boycott KM. TMEM237 is mutated in individuals with a Joubert syndrome related disorder and expands the role of the TMEM family at the ciliary transition zone. Am J Hum Genet. 2011 Dec 09; 89(6):713-30. PMID: 22152675.
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    25. Wisard J, Faulkner A, Chrenek MA, Waxweiler T, Waxweiler W, Donmoyer C, Liou GI, Craft C, Schmid GF, Boatright JH, Pardue MT, Nickerson JM. Exaggerated eye growth in IRBP-deficient mice in early development. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jul 29; 52(8):5804-11. PMID: 21642628; PMCID: PMC3176041.
    26. Craft C. Two are better than one: unraveling the functions of cone arrestin in zebrafish (Commentary on Renninger, Gesemann and Neuhauss). Eur J Neurosci. 2011 Feb; 33(4):657. PMID: 21314847.
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    27. Yetemian RM, Craft C. Characterization of the pituitary tumor transforming gene 1 knockout mouse retina. Neurochem Res. 2011 Apr; 36(4):636-44. PMID: 21203837; PMCID: PMC3108503.
    28. Yu J, Lei K, Zhou M, Craft C, Xu G, Xu T, Zhuang Y, Xu R, Han M. KASH protein Syne-2/Nesprin-2 and SUN proteins SUN1/2 mediate nuclear migration during mammalian retinal development. Hum Mol Genet. 2011 Mar 15; 20(6):1061-73. PMID: 21177258; PMCID: PMC3043658.
    29. Perez RA, Rehmann N, Crain S, LeBlanc P, Craft C, MacKinnon S, Reeves K, Burton IW, Walter JA, Hess P, Quilliam MA, Melanson JE. The preparation of certified calibration solutions for azaspiracid-1, -2, and -3, potent marine biotoxins found in shellfish. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2010 Nov; 398(5):2243-52. PMID: 20827466.
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    30. Yetemian RM, Brown BM, Craft C. Neovascularization, enhanced inflammatory response, and age-related cone dystrophy in the Nrl-/-Grk1-/- mouse retina. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Dec; 51(12):6196-206. PMID: 20688726; PMCID: PMC3055752.
    31. Huang SP, Brown BM, Craft C. Visual Arrestin 1 acts as a modulator for N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor in the photoreceptor synapse. J Neurosci. 2010 Jul 14; 30(28):9381-91. PMID: 20631167; PMCID: PMC2920134.
    32. Zuniga FI, Craft C. Deciphering the structure and function of Als2cr4 in the mouse retina. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Sep; 51(9):4407-15. PMID: 20375344; PMCID: PMC2941180.
    33. Inoue T, Coles BL, Dorval K, Bremner R, Bessho Y, Kageyama R, Hino S, Matsuoka M, Craft C, McInnes RR, Tremblay F, Prusky GT, van der Kooy D. Maximizing functional photoreceptor differentiation from adult human retinal stem cells. Stem Cells. 2010 Mar 31; 28(3):489-500. PMID: 20014120; PMCID: PMC2933833.
    34. Jammoul F, Dégardin J, Pain D, Gondouin P, Simonutti M, Dubus E, Caplette R, Fouquet S, Craft C, Sahel JA, Picaud S. Taurine deficiency damages photoreceptors and retinal ganglion cells in vigabatrin-treated neonatal rats. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2010 Apr; 43(4):414-21. PMID: 20132888; PMCID: PMC2864319.
    35. Brown BM, Ramirez T, Rife L, Craft C. Visual Arrestin 1 contributes to cone photoreceptor survival and light adaptation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 May; 51(5):2372-80. PMID: 20019357; PMCID: PMC2864311.
    36. Whitcomb T, Sakurai K, Brown BM, Young JE, Sheflin L, Dlugos C, Craft C, Kefalov VJ, Khani SC. Effect of g protein-coupled receptor kinase 1 (Grk1) overexpression on rod photoreceptor cell viability. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Mar; 51(3):1728-37. PMID: 19834036; PMCID: PMC2868427.
    37. Jammoul F, Wang Q, Nabbout R, Coriat C, Duboc A, Simonutti M, Dubus E, Craft C, Ye W, Collins SD, Dulac O, Chiron C, Sahel JA, Picaud S. Taurine deficiency is a cause of vigabatrin-induced retinal phototoxicity. Ann Neurol. 2009 Jan; 65(1):98-107. PMID: 19194884; PMCID: PMC2665303.
    38. Nikonov SS, Brown BM, Davis JA, Zuniga FI, Bragin A, Pugh EN, Craft C. Mouse cones require an arrestin for normal inactivation of phototransduction. Neuron. 2008 Aug 14; 59(3):462-74. PMID: 18701071; PMCID: PMC2610856.
    39. Wang QP, Jammoul F, Duboc A, Gong J, Simonutti M, Dubus E, Craft C, Ye W, Sahel JA, Picaud S. Treatment of epilepsy: the GABA-transaminase inhibitor, vigabatrin, induces neuronal plasticity in the mouse retina. Eur J Neurosci. 2008 Apr; 27(8):2177-87. PMID: 18412635; PMCID: PMC2933832.
    40. Chan S, Rubin WW, Mendez A, Liu X, Song X, Hanson SM, Craft C, Gurevich VV, Burns ME, Chen J. Functional comparisons of visual arrestins in rod photoreceptors of transgenic mice. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 May; 48(5):1968-75. PMID: 17460248; PMCID: PMC2933836.
    41. Haire SE, Pang J, Boye SL, Sokal I, Craft C, Palczewski K, Hauswirth WW, Semple-Rowland SL. Light-driven cone arrestin translocation in cones of postnatal guanylate cyclase-1 knockout mouse retina treated with AAV-GC1. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 Sep; 47(9):3745-53. PMID: 16936082; PMCID: PMC1761699.
    42. Bobu C, Craft C, Masson-Pevet M, Hicks D. Photoreceptor organization and rhythmic phagocytosis in the nile rat Arvicanthis ansorgei: a novel diurnal rodent model for the study of cone pathophysiology. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 Jul; 47(7):3109-18. PMID: 16799057; PMCID: PMC2933834.
    43. Zhu X, Brown B, Rife L, Craft C. Slowed photoresponse recovery and age-related degeneration in cones lacking G protein-coupled receptor kinase 1. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2006; 572:133-9. PMID: 17249566; PMCID: PMC2933831.
    44. Zhu X, Wu K, Rife L, Cawley NX, Brown B, Adams T, Teofilo K, Lillo C, Williams DS, Loh YP, Craft C. Carboxypeptidase E is required for normal synaptic transmission from photoreceptors to the inner retina. J Neurochem. 2005 Dec; 95(5):1351-62. PMID: 16219026.
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    45. Nikonov SS, Daniele LL, Zhu X, Craft C, Swaroop A, Pugh EN. Photoreceptors of Nrl -/- mice coexpress functional S- and M-cone opsins having distinct inactivation mechanisms. J Gen Physiol. 2005 Mar; 125(3):287-304. PMID: 15738050; PMCID: PMC2234018.
    46. Pickrell SW, Zhu X, Wang X, Craft C. Deciphering the contribution of known cis-elements in the mouse cone arrestin gene to its cone-specific expression. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2004 Nov; 45(11):3877-84. PMID: 15505032.
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    47. Vernier PT, Sun Y, Marcu L, Craft C, Gundersen MA. Nanosecond pulsed electric fields perturb membrane phospholipids in T lymphoblasts. FEBS Lett. 2004 Aug 13; 572(1-3):103-8. PMID: 15304332.
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    48. Vernier PT, Sun Y, Marcu L, Craft C, Gundersen MA. Nanoelectropulse-induced phosphatidylserine translocation. Biophys J. 2004 Jun; 86(6):4040-8. PMID: 15189899; PMCID: PMC1304304.
    49. Albini TA, Rao NA, Li A, Craft C, Fujii GY, De Juan E. Limited macular translocation: a clinicopathologic case report. Ophthalmology. 2004 Jun; 111(6):1209-14. PMID: 15177973.
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    50. Zhang J, Gray J, Wu L, Leone G, Rowan S, Cepko CL, Zhu X, Craft C, Dyer MA. Rb regulates proliferation and rod photoreceptor development in the mouse retina. Nat Genet. 2004 Apr; 36(4):351-60. PMID: 14991054.
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    51. Akimoto M, Filippova E, Gage PJ, Zhu X, Craft C, Swaroop A. Transgenic mice expressing Cre-recombinase specifically in M- or S-cone photoreceptors. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2004 Jan; 45(1):42-7. PMID: 14691152.
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    52. Vernier PT, Sun Y, Marcu L, Salemi S, Craft C, Gundersen MA. Calcium bursts induced by nanosecond electric pulses. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2003 Oct 17; 310(2):286-95. PMID: 14521908.
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    53. Zhu X, Brown B, Li A, Mears AJ, Swaroop A, Craft C. GRK1-dependent phosphorylation of S and M opsins and their binding to cone arrestin during cone phototransduction in the mouse retina. J Neurosci. 2003 Jul 09; 23(14):6152-60. PMID: 12853434.
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    54. Zhang H, Huang W, Zhang H, Zhu X, Craft C, Baehr W, Chen CK. Light-dependent redistribution of visual arrestins and transducin subunits in mice with defective phototransduction. Mol Vis. 2003 Jun 09; 9:231-7. PMID: 12802257.
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    55. Li A, Zhu X, Brown B, Craft C. Gene expression networks underlying retinoic acid-induced differentiation of human retinoblastoma cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2003 Mar; 44(3):996-1007. PMID: 12601020.
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    56. Li A, Zhu X, Brown B, Craft C. Melatonin enhances retinoic acid induction of cone arrestin gene expression in retinoblastoma cells. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2003; 533:361-8. PMID: 15180286.
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    57. Akey DT, Zhu X, Dyer M, Li A, Sorensen A, Fukada-Kamitani T, Daiger SP, Craft C, Kamitani T, Sohocki MM. Functional studies of AIPL1: potential role of AIPL1 in cell cycle exit and/or differentiation of photoreceptors. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2003; 533:287-95. PMID: 15180275.
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    58. Zhu X, Li A, Brown B, Weiss ER, Osawa S, Craft C. Mouse cone arrestin expression pattern: light induced translocation in cone photoreceptors. Mol Vis. 2002 Dec 11; 8:462-71. PMID: 12486395.
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    59. Brown BM, Carlson BL, Zhu X, Lolley RN, Craft C. Light-driven translocation of the protein phosphatase 2A complex regulates light/dark dephosphorylation of phosducin and rhodopsin. Biochemistry. 2002 Nov 19; 41(46):13526-38. PMID: 12427013.
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    60. Akey DT, Zhu X, Dyer M, Li A, Sorensen A, Blackshaw S, Fukuda-Kamitani T, Daiger SP, Craft C, Kamitani T, Sohocki MM. The inherited blindness associated protein AIPL1 interacts with the cell cycle regulator protein NUB1. Hum Mol Genet. 2002 Oct 15; 11(22):2723-33. PMID: 12374762; PMCID: PMC2585502.
    61. Liu X, Sarthy VP, Craft C, Honda Y, Ide C. Developmental expression of beta-catenin in mouse retina. Anat Sci Int. 2002 Sep; 77(3):182-8. PMID: 12422411.
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    62. Zhu X, Ma B, Babu S, Murage J, Knox BE, Craft C. Mouse cone arrestin gene characterization: promoter targets expression to cone photoreceptors. FEBS Lett. 2002 Jul 31; 524(1-3):116-22. PMID: 12135752.
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    63. Li A, Zhu X, Craft C. Retinoic acid upregulates cone arrestin expression in retinoblastoma cells through a Cis element in the distal promoter region. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2002 May; 43(5):1375-83. PMID: 11980849.
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