Rachel Cox: 1993-1998 (Genetics & Molecular Biology)

Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Uniformed Services University

Postdoctoral fellow

with Dr. Alan Spradling, HHMI and Director of Dept. of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Awarded: Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship.


Publications from Peifer lab
  • McEwen, D.G., Cox, R.T. (co-first author), and Peifer, M. (2000) The canonical Wg and JNK signaling cascades function in parallel to promote both dorsal closure and ventral patterning. Development 127: 3607-3617.
  • Cox, R.T., McEwen, D.G., Myster, D.G., Duronio, R.J., Loureiro, J., and Peifer, M. (2000). A screen for mutations that suppress the phenotype of Drosophila armadillo, the b -catenin homolog. Genetics 155: 1725-1740.
  • Cox, R.T., Pai, L.-M., Miller, J.R., Orsulic, S., Stein, J., McCormick, C.A., Audeh, Y., Wang, W., Moon, R.T., and Peifer, M. (1999). Membrane-tethered Drosophila Armadillo cannot transduce Wingless signal on its own. Development 126: 1327-1335.
  • Cox, R.T., Pai, L.-M., Kirkpatrick, C., Stein, J., and Peifer, M. (1999). Roles of the C-terminus of Armadillo in Wingless signaling in Drosophila. Genetics 153: 319-332.
  • Cox, R.T., and Peifer, M. (1998). Wingless/Wnt signaling: The inconvenient complexitites of life. Current Biology 8: R140-R144.
  • Cavallo, R.A., Cox, R.T. (co-first author), 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.
  • Cox, R., Kirkpatrick, C., and Peifer, M. (1996). Armadillo is required for adherens junction assembly, cell polarity and morphogenesis during Drosophila embryogenesis, J. Cell Biol. 134: 133-148.

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