Kathryn Akong | 1999 – 2003

Background Information
M.D./Ph.D.Program &  Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology 
Roles of APC proteins in Wnt signaling and cytoskeletal regulation during embryogenesis and brain development


  • 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 305:358-76.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



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