Principal Investigator
Sidney Frank Hall, Room 370

Postdoctoral Staff
Sidney Frank Hall , Room 373


Graduate Students
Sidney Frank Hall , Room 373
Sidney Frank Hall , Room 373


Undergraduate Students
Sidney Frank Hall , Room 373
Sidney Frank Hall , Room 373
Sidney Frank Hall , Room 373


Research and Laboratory Assistants
Chef, Cafe la Mouche


Former Lab Members

Ph.D. Theses:

Shannon Ballard (2001-2007), Ph.D. "Regulation of Drosophila larval growth and metabolism by BMP signaling."

Lorena Soares (1999-2006), Ph.D. "Role of BMP signaling in notum patterning and transcriptional regulation of dpp."

Erdem Bangi (1999-2005), Ph.D. "Genetic analysis of BMP activity gradient formation in the Drosophila wing imaginal disc." Won the Barry Jay Rosen Memorial Award for a PhD thesis of exceptional merit.

Caroline Savery (1998 2004), Ph.D. "Distribution and regulation of signaling by bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) during Drosophila gut development."

Ongkar Khalsa (1995-2000), Ph.D. "Participation of the Drosophila TGF-?/BMP gene, glass bottom boat-60A, in development."

Honor Theses:

Jana Jarolimova - (2008) "Fatty acid metabolism and the roles of BMP and TOR signaling in the Drosophila melanogaster fat body."

Juliane Kellner - (2006) "BMP-Mediated Modulation of dpp transcription in the Drosophila wing imaginal disc."

Jamie Weaver - (2006) "The spatial role of gbb in Drosophila ovarian somatic tissue as visualized using virtual reality."

Melissa Duan - (2003) "The role of gbb in the Drosophila Stem Cell Niche"

Nzovu Ulenga - (2003) "Exploring the role of dSmad2 in TGF-? signaling in Drosophila by screening for dSmad2 null mutations"

Sarah Bowman - (2002) "Role of gbb in growth"

Sarah Burke - (2000) "BMP signaling during midgut morphogenesis in Drosophila embryos"

Keith Blechman - (1999) "Altering the levels of expression of a Drosophila BMP-related gene at various times during development"

Kate Madden - (1999) "Isolation and genetic characterization of new alleles of the BMP-related gene glass bottom boat"

Emily Borod - (1996) "Analysis of the TGF-?-related 60A gene during oogenesis and embryonic gut morphogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster"

Karina Bozzuto - (1996) "The role of M during oogenesis and embryogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster"

Deborah Phillips - (1996) "A functional analysis of TGF-? signaling in Drosophila development"

Rhoda Wynn - (1996) "Molecular genetic analysis of peter pan (ptr), a potential TGF-beta signaling pathway component"

Kathy de Castro - (1994) "Molecular mapping and mutagenesis in the region of the 60A gene: A TGF-?-like gene in Drosophila melanogaster"