Publications

Ross, K.G., Currie, K.W., Pearson, B.J., and Zayas, R.M. (2017). Nervous system development and regeneration in freshwater planarians. WIREs Dev. Biol. e266. doi:10.1002/wdev.266

Allen, J.M., Ross, K.G., and Zayas, R.M. (2016). Regeneration in Invertebrates: Model Organisms. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichesterhttp://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001095.pub2]

Hubert, A., Henderson, J.M., Cowles, M.W., Anderson, C., Szeterlak, C., Hagen, M., and Zayas, R.M. (2015). A functional genomic screen identifies an importin-a homolog as a regulator of stem cell function and regeneration in planarians. BMC Genomics 16:769. Open Access

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Henderson, J.M., Nisperos, S.V., Weeks, J., Ghulam, M., Marín, I. and Zayas, R.M. (2015). Identification of HECT E3 ubiquitin ligase family genes involved in stem cell regulation and regeneration in planarians. Dev. Biol. 404, 21-34.

Ross, K.G., Omuro, K.C., Taylor, M.R., Munday, R.K., Hubert, A., King, R.S., and Zayas, R.M. (2015). Novel antibodies to study tissue regeneration in planarians. BMC Dev. Biol. 15: 2. Open Access

Cowles, M.W., Omuro, K.C., Stanley, B.N., Quintanilla, C.G., and Zayas, R.M. (2014). COE loss-of-function analysis reveals a genetic program underlying maintenance and regeneration of the nervous system in planarians. PLoS Genetics 10, e1004746. Open Access

Cowles, M.W., Brown, D.D.R., Stanley, B., Nisperos, S.V., Pearson, B.J., and Zayas, R.M. (2013). Genome-wide analysis of the basic Helix-Loop-Helix gene family in planarians identifies factors involved in adult neurogenesis and neuronal regeneration. Development 140, 4691-4702.

Hubert, A., Henderson, J.M., Ross, K.G., Cowles, M.W, Torres, J., and Zayas, R.M. (2013). Epigenetic regulation of planarian stem cells by the SET1/MLL family of histone methyltransferases. Epigenetics 8, 79-91. Open Access

Cowles, M.W., Hubert, A., and Zayas, R.M. (2012). A Lissencephaly-1 homologue is essential for mitotic progression in the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea.  Dev. Dyn. 241, 901-910. Featured on the cover of Dev Dyn 241, Issue 7 (July).

Zayas, R.M., Cebrià, F., Guo, T., Feng, J., and Newmark, P.A. (2010). The use of lectins as markers for differentiated secretory cells in planarians.  Dev. Dyn. 239, 2888-2897.

Wang, Y., Zayas, R.M., Guo, T., and Newmark, P.A. (2007). nanos function is essential for development and regeneration of planarian germ cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A 104, 5901-5906.

Zayas, R.M., Hernandez, A., Habermann, B., Wang, Y., Stary, J.M., and Newmark, P.A. (2005). The planarian Schmidtea mediterranea as a model for epigenetic germ cell specification: analysis of ESTs from the hermaphroditic strain. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A 102, 18491-18496.

Zayas, R.M., Bold, T.D., and Newmark, P.A. (2005). Spliced-leader trans-splicing in freshwater planarians. Mol. Biol. Evol. 22, 2048-2054.

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