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Melissa Lail-Trecker

B.S., Gardner-Webb University
M.S., Tulane University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Office: CSP 358

Role of regeneration in replacement of body parts



Basic Biology: Organisms

Microbes and Society

General Biology Lab I

Microbiology Laboratory


Special Topics: Stem Cells Seminar


Book Chapters

Lail-Trecker M. 2000. Cloning Polymerase Chain Reaction Products Utilizing the T/A Overhang and a Kit. The Nucleic Acid Protocols Handbook. 44: 319-326.

Lail-Trecker M. 1997. Cloning PCR products utilizing the T/A overhang and a kit. Methods in Molecular Biology: PCR Cloning Protocols. 67: 79-87.

Journal Articles

Lail-Trecker MR, Peluso CE, Peluso JJ. 2000. Hepatocyte growth factor disrupts cell contact and stimulates an increase in type 3 inositol triphosphate receptor expression, intracellular calcium levels, and apoptosis of rat ovarian surface epithelial cells. Endocrine 12(3): 303-14.

Heinrich CA, Lail-Trecker MR, Peluso JJ, White BA. 1999. Negative regulation of N-cadherin-mediated cell-cell adhesion by the estrogen receptor signaling pathway in rat pituitary GH3 cells. Endocrine 10(1): 67-76.

Lail-Trecker M, Gulati R, Peluso JJ. 1998. A role for hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor in regulating normal and neoplastic cells of reproductive tissues. J Soc Gynecol Investig. 5(3): 114-21.

Lail-Trecker MR, Hanrahan CJ, White BA. 1996. Role of cell-cell adhesion in the regulation of prolactin gene expression by extracellular CaCl2. Endocrine 5(3): 341-349.

Delidow BC, Lail-Trecker M, White BA. 1992. Effects of calcium and calcium ionophores on prolactin gene expression in GH3 and 235-1 rat pituitary tumor cells. Molecular Endocrinology 6(8): 1268-76.