Walter Dixon

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept


Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
(780) 492-3579
2-51 South Academic Building
11328 - 89 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2J7




PhD, University of Cambridge

Job/Research Area  

Molecular Biology, and Member of AVRI Council


Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Research interests focus on gene expression as it relates to several fundamental cell biological processes including cell adhesion, and protein metabolism and secretion. In particular, current research involves the study of a family of four-pass membrane proteins implicated in a variety of cellular processes including adhesion and motility, platelet activation, growth factor signalling and cell proliferation. Members of this protein family are being studied in several normal and transformed eukaryotic cell systems. These studies utilize many recently developed techniques in protein biochemistry and molecular biology including cDNA cloning and expression, antibody screening of cDNA libraries, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis and DNA sequencing. An understanding of the critical factors regulating these essential biological processes will have direct application to a variety of important issues in animal science including fertilization, embryo implantation and development, parasite infection and lactation. 

Featured Publications

Dyck, M.K., Foxcroft, G.R., Novak, S., Ruiz-Sanchez, A., Patterson, J. and W.T. Dixon

Reprod. Domest. Anim.. 2011 January; 46 (2):55-58

Pink, D.B., Gatrell, S.K., Elango, R., Turchinsky, J., Kiess, A.S. Blemings, K.P., W.T. Dixon, and Ball, R.O.

Nutr. Res.. 2011 January; 31

Martins, K.J., Maclean, I., Murdoch, G.K., W.T. Dixon, and Putman, C.T.

Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab.. 2011 January; 36 (6):996-1000

Oliver, G., Novak, S., Patterson, J.L., Pasternak, J.A., Paradis, F., Norrby, M., Oxtoby, K., Dyck, M.K., W.T. Dixon and Foxcroft, G.R.

Reprod. Fertil. Develop.. 2011 January; 23

Gilchrist, A.J., R. Meuser, J. Turchinsky, A.R.E. Shaw, M. Pasdar, and W.T. Dixon

Exp. Cell Res.. 2002 January; 276

Alexander, T.W., R. Sharma, E.K. Okine, W.T. Dixon, R.J. Forster, K. Stanford, and T.A. McAllister

Microbiol. Lett. 10. 2002 January; 214 (2):263-269

Nakano, T., W.T. Dixon, and L. Ozimek

In: Polysaccharides II. Polysaccharides from Eukaryotes. Biopolymers. 2002 January; 6 (16):574-604

Novak, S, B.K., F.R. Treacy, C.L. Almeida, J. Mao, W.C. Buhi, W.T. Dixon, and G.R. Foxcroft

Reprod. Nutr. Dev.. 2002 January; 42

Drozdowski, L.A., W.T. Dixon, A.B.R. Thomson, and M.I. McBurney

J. of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2002 January; 26

Der, J.E., W.T. Dixon, and K. Jimbow

Brit. J. Cancer. 1993 January; 67

Demetrick, D.J., D. Herlyn, M. Tretiak, D. Creasy, H. Clevers, C.J.G.M. Vennegoor, W.T. Dixon, and L.M. Jerry

J. Natl. Cancer Institute. 1992 January; 84

W.T. Dixon, D.J. Demetrick, K. Ohyama, L.K.J. Sikora, and L.M. Jerry

Cancer Research. 1990 January; 50