Accomplishments of Former Peifer Lab Grad Students

Don Fox: 2001-2006 (Biology)

Current position 

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Alan Spradling, Carnegie Institution, Baltimore MD
Awarded: Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship


Publications from Peifer lab
  • Fox, D.T., and Peifer, M. (2007). Abelson kinase and RhoGEF2 regulate actin organization during cell constriction in Drosophila. Development 134, 567-578.
  • 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. (2008). 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.,and Peifer, M. (2007). Cell adhesion: Separation of p120’s powers? Current Biology 17, R24-R27.
  • Fox, D.T., Homem, C.C.F., Myster, S.H., Wang, F., Bain, E.E., and Peifer, M. (2005). Rho1 Regulates Drosophila Adherens Junctions Independently of p120ctn. Development 132, 4819-4831.
  • Grevengoed E.E., Fox D.T., Gates J., Peifer, M. (2003). Balancing different types of actin polymerization at distinct sites: Roles for Abelson kinase and Enabled. Journal of Cell Biology, 163, 1267-1280.
  • Myster, S.H.,, Cavallo, R., Anderson, C.T., Fox, D.T., and Peifer, M. (2003). Drosophila p120catenin plays a supporting role in cell adhesion but is not an essential adherens junction component. Journal of Cell Biology160 433-449.

Kathryn Akong-Moore: 1999-2003 (Genetics, Molecular Biology & M.D./Ph.D. program)


UNC Chapel Hill 2005
Residency: Pediatric Medicine, UCSD; Pediatric Pulmonary Fellow, Victor Nizet lab, UCSD

Current position

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, UCSD


Publications from Peifer lab
  • Rusan, N.M., Akong, K., and Peifer, M. (2008). Putting the model to the test: are APC proteins essential for neuronal polarity, axon outgrowthand axon targeting? Journal of Cell Biology 183, 203-212..
  • 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.
  • Akong, K., McCartney, B.M., and Peifer, M. (2002). Drosophila APC2 and APC1 have overlapping roles in the larval brain despite their distinct intracellular localizations. Developmental Biology 250, 71-90.
  • 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.
  • Loureiro, J.J., Akong, K., Cayirlioglu, P., Baltus, A.E., DiAntonio, A., and Peifer, M. (2001) Activated Armadillo/ß-catenin does not play a general role in cell migration and process extension in Drosophila. Developmental Biology 235: 33-44.

Copyright 2024 Peifer Lab · RSS Feed · Log in

Site By: Ruby Red Design Studio

Mark Peifer Mark Peifer