Leanne Stalker

Leanne Stalker

Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D. (McMaster)


Research Manager- Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program

Research Interest 

  • Epigenetic regulation during development
  • PIWI and piRNA biology, liquid biopsies and small non coding RNAs in reproduction
  • Reproductive biotechnologies in human and non classical model organisms

Selected Publications

  • Tscherner A, Stalker L, LaMarre J.  MicroRNAs in Gametes and Preimplantation Embryos: Clinical Applications.  Human Reproductive and prenatal Genetics, Chapter 11, Book Chapter 2018
  • Tscherner A, Brown AC, Stalker L, Kao J, Dufort I, Sirard MA, LaMarre J. STAT3 signaling stimulates miR-21 expression in bovine cumulus cells during in vitro oocyte maturation.  Scientific Reports, 2018 Aug 1;8(1):11527
  • Russell SJ, Stalker L, LaMarre J.PIWIs, piRNAs and Retrotransposons: Complex battles during reprogramming in gametes and early embryos. Reprod Domest Anim. 2017 Oct;52 Suppl 4:28-38
  • Russell SJ, Stalker L, Gilchrist G, Molledo G, Bacx A, Foster RA, LaMarre J, Identification of PIWIL1 Isoforms and Their Expression in Bovine Testes, Oocytes and Early Embryos, Biology of Reproduction, 2016 Apr; 94(4):75
  • Stalker L, Russell SJ, Co C, Foster RA, LaMarre J, PIWIL1 is Expressed in the Canine Testis, Increases with Sexual Maturity and Binds Small RNAs, Biology of Reproduction, Biology of Reproduction, 2016 Jan; 94(1):17
  • Watson KL, Stalker L, Jones RA, Moorehead RA. High Levels of Dietary Soy Decrease Mammary Tumour Latency and Increase Incidence in MTB-IGFR Transgenic Mice. BMC Cancer 2015 Feb 6;15:37
  • Stalker L, Pemberton J, Moorehead RA, Inhibition of Proliferation and Migration of Luminal and Claudin Low Breast Cancer Cells by PDGFR Inhibitors, Cancer Cell International 2014 Sep;5;14(1):89
  • Stalker L, Wynder C, Evaluation of Histone Modifying Enzymes in Stem Cell Populations, Methods Mol. Biol. 2012;809:411-26