Accomplishments of Former Peifer Lab Grad Students

Lizz Grevengoed: 1998-2003 (Genetics & Molecular Biology)

Current position

Physician Assistant Degree-University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Current: ,

Postdoctoral Fellow

with Dr. Deb Andrew at Johns Hopkins University
Awarded: NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship


Publications from Peifer lab
  • McCartney BM, McEwen DG, Grevengoed E, Maddox P, Bejsovec A, Peifer M. (2001) Drosophila APC2 and Armadillo participate in tethering mitotic spindles to cortical actin. Nature Cell Biology 3: 933-8.
  • Grevengoed EE, Loureiro JJ, Jesse TL, Peifer M. (2001) Abelson kinase regulates epithelial morphogenesis in Drosophila. Journal of Cell Biology 155: 1185-98.
  • Akong K, Grevengoed EE, Price MH, McCartney BM, Hayden MA, DeNofrio JC, 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.
  • Grevengoed EE, Peifer, M (2003). Cytoskeletal Connections: Building strong cells in new ways. Current Biology. 13: R568-R570.
  • Grevengoed EE, Fox D, 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.

Rob Cavallo: 1995-2000 (Genetics & Molecular Biology)

Current position

National Director- Rheumatology MSL, Sanofi.


Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship



Publications from Peifer lab
  • Myster, S.H., Wang, F., Cavallo, R., Christian, W., Bhotika, S., Anderson, C.T., and Peifer, M. (2004). Genetic and bioinformatic analysis of 41C and the 2R heterochromatin of Drosophila melanogaster: A window on the heterochromatin-euchromatin junction. Genetics¬†166:807-22.
  • Myster, S.H., Cavallo, R., Anderson, C.T., Fox, D.T., and Peifer, M. (2003) Drosophila p120catenin plays an important supporting role in cell adhesion but is not an essential adherens junction component. Journal of Cell Biology 160, 433-449.
  • Lu, Q., Paredes, M., Medina, M., Zhou, J., Cavallo, R. , Peifer, M., Orecchio, L. and Kosik, K.S. (1999). Delta-catenin, an adhesive junction-associated protein which promotes cell scattering. J. Cell Biol. 144: 519-532.
  • Cavallo, R.A., Cox, R.T., Moline, M.M., Roose, J., Polevoy, G.A., Clevers, H., Peifer, M., and Bejsovec, A. (1998). Drosophila TCF and Groucho interact to repress Wingless signaling activity. Nature 395: 604-608.
  • Cavallo, R., Rubenstein, D., and Peifer, M. (1997). Armadillo and dTCF: A marriage made in the nucleus. Curr. Opin. Genet. Devel. 7: 459-466.
  • van de Wetering, M., Cavallo, R. (co-first author) , Dooijes, D., van Beest, M., van Es, J., Loureiro, J., Ypma, A., Hursh, D., Jones, T., Bejsovec, A., Peifer, M., Mortin, M., and Clevers, H. (1997). Armadillo co-activates transcription driven by the product of the Drosophila segment polarity gene dTCF. Cell 88: 789-799.

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