Accomplishments of Former Peifer Lab Grad Students

Catarina Homem: 2004-2009 (Gulbenkian PhD Programme in Biomedicine, Portugal)

Current position:  Principal Investigator, CEDOC, Lisbon Portugal

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Jürgen Knoblich, IMBA, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Publications from Peifer lab
  • Homem, C.C.F., and Peifer, M. (2009). Exploring the roles of Diaphanous and Enabled activity in shaping the balance between filopodia and lamellipodia. Molecular Biology of the Cell 20:5138-55.
  • Gates, J., ,Nowotarski,S.H., Yin, H., Mahaffey, J.P., Bridges, T., Herrera,C., Homem,C.C.F., Janody, F., Montell, D.J.and Peifer,M. (2009) Enabled and Capping protein play important roles in shaping cell behavior during Drosophila oogenesis. Developmental Biology 333. 90-107.
  • Homem, C.C.F., and Peifer, M. (2008) Diaphanous regulates myosin and adherens junctions to control
  • cell contractility and protrusive behavior during morphogenesis. Development 135, 1005-1018.
  • Stevens, T L., Rogers, E M., Koontz, L. M. , Fox, D. T., Homem, C. C.F., Nowotarski, S. H., Artabazon, N. B., and Peifer, M. (2007). Using Bcr-Abl to examine mechanisms by which Abl kinase regulates morphogenesis in Drosophila. Molecular Biology of the Cell 19, 378-393.
  • Fox, D.T., Homem, C.C.F., Myster, S.H., Wang, F., Bain, E.E., and Peifer, M. (2005). Rho1 Regulates Drosophi

Melissa Hayden: 2001-2006 (IBMS; Genetics & Molecular Biology)

Current position  Director, Molecular Genetics and Genomics lab, Lab Corp


Clinical Cytogenetics Fellow, UNC-CH School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Akira Chiba, The University of Miami-Coral Gables

Awarded:  Postdoctoral fellowship from: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Publications from Peifer lab
  • Hayden, M.A., Akong, K., and Peifer, M. (2007). Novel roles for APC family members and Wingless/Wnt signaling during Drosophila brain development. Developmental Biology 305, 358-376.
  • McCartney BM, Price MH, Webb RL, Hayden MA, Holot LM, Zhou M, Bejsovec A, Peifer M. (2006). Testing hypotheses for the functions of APC family proteins using null and truncation alleles in Drosophila. Development 133:2407-18
  • Akong, K., Grevengoed, E.E., Price, M.H., McCartney, B.M., Hayden, M.A., DeNofrio, J.C., and Peifer, M. (2002). Drosophila APC2 and APC1 play overlapping roles in Wingless signaling in the embryo and imaginal discs. Developmental Biology 250, 91-100.

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