Wendy   Innis

Visiting Associate Professor  

Wendy Innis





Selected Publications


  • Edith Jones, Norma Gaytan, Iraselia Garcia, Alan Herrera, Manuel Ramos, Divya Agarwala, Maahrose Rana, Wendy Innis, Erin Schuenzel, and Robert Gilkerson. "A threshold of transmembrane potential is required for mitochondrial dynamic balance mediated by DRP1 and OMA1.," Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 74, no. 7 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017): 1347-1363.

  • Iraselia Garcia, Edith Jones, Manuel Ramos, Wendy Innis, and Robert Gilkerson. "The little big genome: the organization of mitochondrial DNA.," Frontiers in Bioscience 22, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 710-721.

  • Wendy Innis, Nicolas Restrepo, Carlos Salas, Katia Moreno, Alvaro Restrepo, and Megan Keniry. "Kaposi Sarcoma Incidence in Females is Four Fold Higher on the U.S-Mexican Border in Texas compared to the UnitedStatesAverage," Radarweg 29, 1043 NX Amsterdam: Cancer Treatment and Research Communications .



Selected Presentations


  • Robert Gilkerson, Edith Jones, Garcia Iraselia, Manuel Ramos, and Wendy Innis. "Interaction of mitochondrial fission/fusion dynamics and transmembrane potential in glycolytic versus oxidative cell settings.," Keystone Symposium on Mitochondria, Metabolism, and Heart, Keystone Symposia, Santa Fe, NM (May 2017)

  • Megan Keniry, Alma Lopez, Eduardo Martinez, Andrea Salinas, Itzel Flores, Victor Fanniel, Lilia Sanchez, Martin Holguin, Neftali Vazquez, Rebecca Marks, Jesse Hirschmann, Robert Gilkerson, and Wendy Innis. "FOXO3 Impacts SOX2 Expression," USDA P.I. Meeting , USDA, Albuquerque (February 2017)

  • Eduardo Martinez, Andrea Salinas, Itzel Flores, Victor Fanniel, Lilia Sanchez, Alma Lopez, Martin Holguin, Neftali Vazquez, Rebecca Marks, Jesse Hirschmann, Robert Gilkerson, Wendy Innis, and Megan Keniry. "Investigating Novel Roles for FOXO factors in pten-null Cancer Cells," American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, ASCB, San Fransisco, CA (December 2016)

  • Rebecca Marks, Itzel Flores, Andrea Salinas, Eduardo Martinez, Neftali Vazquez, Victor Fanniel, Jesse Hirschmann, Wendy Innis, and Megan Keniry. "Mutation of FOXO4 leads to Cell Cycle defects in pten null U87MG cells," ABRCMS Annual Meeting, ABRCMS, Tampa Florida (November 2016)

  • Rebecca Marks, Itzel Flores, Andrea Salinas, Eduardo Martinez, Neftali Vazquez, Victor Fanniel, Jesse Hirschmann, Wendy Innis, and Megan Keniry. "Mutation of FOXO4 leads to Cell Cycle defects in pten null U87MG cells," SACNAS, Annual Conference, SACNAS, Long Beach, CA (October 2016)

  • Manuel Ramos, Edith Jones, Iraselia Garcia, Wendy Innis, and Robert Gilkerson. "Mitochondrial fission/fusion requires a strict threshold of transmembrane potential.," SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference, Long Beach, CA (October 2016)

  • Andrea Salinas, Itzel Flores, Eduardo Martinez, Victor Fanniel, Neftali Vazquez, Rebecca Marks, Jesse Hirschmann, Cristina Rodriguez, Wendy Innis, Robert Gilkerson, and Megan Keniry. "Investigating FOXO Feedback Mechanisms on the PI3K Pathway in Cancer," 2016 7th Annual PACE Bioethics, UTRGV, Edinburg, TX (April 2016)

  • Itzel Flores, Andrea Salinas, Eduardo Martinez, Victor Fanniel, Neftali Vazquez, Rebecca Marks, Jesse Hirschmann, Cristina Rodriguez, Wendy Innis, Robert Gilkerson, Megan Keniry, "Investigating Impact of FOXO3 on Mitochondrial Function and Cell Cycle in Cancer," 2016 7th Annual PACE Bioethics, UTRGV, Edinburg, TX (April 2016)

  • Norma Gaytan, Edith Jones, Wendy Innis, and Robert Gilkerson. "Decreased mitochondrial transmembrane potential causes loss of mitochondrial fusion, even during inhibition of fission," Annual Biomedical Research Research Conference for Minority Students, San Antonio, TX (November 2014)

  • Edith Jones, Norma Gaytan, Wendy Innis, and Robert Gilkerson. "Mitochondrial fusion requires a threshold level of transmembrane potential," Annual Biomedical Research Research Conference for Minority Students, San Antonio, TX (November 2014)