Nathan Harris: 2005-2012 (Biology)

Nathan Harris


Current Position:  Laboratory Manager, Valley Pain Relief and Wellness Center

Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Gant Luxton, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota 



  • Choi, W.*, Harris, N. J.*, Sumigray, K.D., and Peifer, M.  (2013).  Rap1 and Canoe/afadin are essential for establishment of apical-basal polarity in the Drosophila embryo.  Molecular Biology of the Cell 24, 945-963.  * = co-first authors.
  • Ellis, S.J., Goult, B.T.,, Fairchild, M.J.,, Harris, N.J., Long, J., Lobo, P., Czerniecki, S., Van Petegem, F., Schöck, F., Peifer,M., Tanentzapf, G.  (2013)  Talin autoinhibition is required for morphogenesis.  Current Biology, 23, 1825-33.
  • Sawyer, J.K., Choi, W. , Jung, K.-C., Hi, L., Harris, N.J., and Peifer, M., (2011). A contractile actomyosin network linked to adherens junctions by Canoe/afadin helps drive convergent extension. Molecular Biology of the Cell 22:  2491-2508 .
  • Sawyer, J.K, Harris, N. J, and Peifer, M. (2009) Morphogenesis: Multitalented GTPases seeking new jobs. Current Biology 19, R985-R987.
  • Sawyer, J.K., Harris, N.J., Slep, K.C., Gaul, U., and Peifer, M. (2009) The Drosophila afadin homolog Canoe regulates linkage of the actin cytoskeleton to adherens junctions during apical constriction. Journal of Cell Biology 186:57-73 .
  • Laurencon A, Orme CM, Peters HK, Boulton CL, Vladar EK, Langley SA, Bakis EP, Harris DT, Harris NJ, Wayson SM, Hawley RS, Burtis KC. (2004). A large-scale screen for mutagen-sensitive loci in Drosophila. Genetics. 167:217-31.


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