Dr. Evelyn Ralston received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium and did postdoctoral work at the National Research Council of Canada and at the National Institutes of Health (NCI). She occupied positions in the Department of Molecular biology of the Free University of Brussels and in the Department of Physiology of U.C.S.F. In 2001 she was recruited to NIAMS to start an Imaging Facility. Her scientific research focuses on the study of skeletal muscle subcellular organization, particularly on the role of microtubules and their contribution to muscle disease.

Scientific Publications

Clearing skeletal muscle with CLARITY for light microscopy imaging.

Milgroom A, Ralston E. Cell Biol Int. 2016 Apr;40(4):478-83. doi: 10.1002/cbin.10578. Epub 2016 Feb 15.

A new directionality tool for assessing microtubule pattern alterations

Liu W, Ralston E. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2014 Apr;71(4):230-40. doi: 10.1002/cm.21166. Epub 2014 Feb 14.

Molecular editing of cellular responses by the high-affinity receptor for IgE.

Suzuki R, Leach S, Liu W, Ralston E, Scheffel J, Zhang W, Lowell CA, Rivera J. Science. 2014 Feb 28;343(6174):1021-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1246976. Epub 2014 Feb 6.

Microtubules that form the stationary lattice of muscle fibers are dynamic and nucleated at Golgi elements.

Oddoux S, Zaal KJ, Tate V, Kenea A, Nandkeolyar SA, Reid E, Liu W, Ralston E. J Cell Biol. 2013 Oct 28;203(2):205-13. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201304063. Epub 2013 Oct 21.

Quantitative evaluation of skeletal muscle defects in second harmonic generation images.

Liu W, Raben N, Ralston E. J Biomed Opt. 2013 Feb;18(2):26005. doi: 0.1117/1.JBO.18.2.026005.


Free University of Brussels, Belgium, B.S. & Ph.D.


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