Kristin M. Sherrard

Kristin M. Sherrard

Science Editor (Ecology)


PhD in Evolutionary Biology, 2003. University of Chicago. Dissertation: Scaling effects on performance in early juvenile marine invertebrates.
MSc in Geology, 1998. University of Washington. Dissertation: Cuttlebone morphology limits habitat depth in Sepia (Cephalopoda).
BA in Cognitive Science, 1993. Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.


Scientist at Large, Horn-Badovinac Lab, University of Chicago. (2015–present).
Research Associate, Fehon Lab, University of Chicago. (2010–2014).
Post-doctoral researcher, Center for Cell Dynamics, University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories. (2004–2009).
Mentor, Blinks Scholar Program, Friday Harbor Laboratories. (2005).
Instructor, Cellular Dynamics of Morphogenesis Research Apprenticship, Friday Harbor Laboratories. (2009).
Teaching Assistant, Gene Networks Dynamics, Friday Harbor Laboratories. (2003).
Graduate Student Teaching assistant, University of Chicago, Intro. to Research at the Field Museum. (2000).
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, Biodiversity, University of Chicago. (1999).
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, University of Washington, Invertebrate Paleontology. (1998).
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, Dinosaurs, University of Washington. (1997).
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Friday Harbor Laboratories. (1997).
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, Paleobiology, University of Washington. (1997). Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Cognitive Science, Hampshire College. (1992).


NIH Ruth Kirschstein Post-Doctoral Fellowship. 2005–2008.
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. 2002. Hinds Fund, University of Chicago. 2000, 2001.
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Grant-in-Aid-of-Research. 2000
Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid-of-Research. 2000.
Alan J. Kohn Fellowship, Friday Harbor Laboratories. 1999.
Stephens Fund, University of Washington. 1997.
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. 1996–2000.


Sherrard, K. and Fehon, R. (2015). The transmembrane protein Crumbs displays complex dynamics during follicular morphogenesis, regulated by Moesin and aPKC. Development 142 (10): 1869-1878.
Hashimoto, H., Robin, F., Sherrard, K., and Munro, E. (2015). Sequential contraction and exchange of apical junctions drives zippering and neural tube closure in a simple chordate. Dev. Cell 32 (2): 241-255.
Sherrard, K., Robin, F., Lemaire, P., and Munro, E. (2010). Sequential activation of apical and basolateral contractility drives ascidian endoderm invagination. Current Biology 20 (17): 1499-1510.
Jacobs, M. and Sherrard, K. (2010).  Bigger is not Always Better: Offspring Size does not Predict Growth or Survival for Seven Ascidian Species.  Ecology 91(12):3598-3608.
Sherrard, K. and LaBarbera, M. (2005a). Form and function in juvenile ascidians. I. Implications of early juvenile morphologies for performance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 287: 127-138.
Sherrard, K. and LaBarbera, M. (2005b). Form and function in juvenile ascidians. II. Ontogenetic scaling of volumetric flow rates. Marine Ecology Progress Series 287: 139-148.
Sherrard, K. (2000). Cuttlebone morphology limits habitat depth in eleven species of Sepia (Cephalopoda). Biological Bulletin 198 (3): 404-414.