At Kansas State University:

Yujun Chen, Nirupama Kotian, George Aranjuez, Lin Chen, C. Luke Messer, Ashley Burtscher, Ketki Sawant, Damien Ramel, Xiaobo Wang, Jocelyn A McDonald. Protein Phosphatase 1 activity controls a balance between collective and single cell modes of migration. Preprint on BioRxiv.

Josephine Volovetz§, Artem D. Berezovsky§, Tyler Alban§, Yujun Chen, George F. Aranjuez, Ashley Burtscher, Kelly Shibuya, Daniel J. Silver, John Peterson, Danny Manor, Jocelyn A. McDonald*, Justin D. Lathia*. Identifying conserved molecular targets required for cell migration of glioblastoma cancer stem cells. Preprint on BioRxiv. §Equal contribution. *Corresponding authors.

K. Sawant§, Y. Chen§, N. Kotian§, K.M. Preuss, J.A. McDonald. Rap1 GTPase promotes coordinated collective cell migration in vivo.Mol Biol Cell. 2018 Nov 1;29(22):2656-2673. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E17-12-0752. Epub 2018 Aug 29. PMID: 30156466. §Equal contribution.

X. Qin, E. Hannezo, T. Mangeat, C. Liu, P. Majumder, J. Liu, V. Cadamuro, J.A. McDonald, Y. Liu, B. Yi and X. Wang. A biochemical network controlling basal myosin oscillation. Nature Communications 9: 1210. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03574-5. 2018.

G. Aranjuez, A. Burtscher, K. Sawant, P. Majumder* and J.A. McDonald*: Dynamic myosin activation promotes collective morphology and migration by locally balancing oppositional forces from surrounding tissue. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 27(12):1898-910. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E15-10-0744. 2016. *Corresponding authors.

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Recommended in F1000Prime

M.T. Veeman* and J.A. McDonald*: Dynamics of cell polarity in tissue morphogenesis: a comparative view from Drosophila and Ciona. F1000Research. 2016 Jun 2; 5. pii: F1000 Faculty Rev-1084. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.8011.1. eCollection 2016. *Corresponding authors.

L.R. Klebanow, E.C. Peshel, A.T. Schuster, K. De, K. Sarvepalli, M.E. Lemieux, J.J. Lenoir, A.W. Moore, J.A. McDonald, M.S. Longworth: Drosophila Condensin II subunit, Chromosome Associated Protein-D3, regulates cell fate determination through non-cell autonomous signaling. Development. 143(15):2791-802. doi: 10.1242/dev.133686. 2016.

At the Cleveland Clinic:

J.A. McDonald: Canonical and non-canonical roles for Par-1/MARK kinases in cell migration. International Review of Cell & Molecular Biology (ed. K. Jeon), 312:169-199. 2014.

B. Dickerman, J.A. McDonald and G.C. Sen: The human dsRNA binding protein PACT is unable to functionally substitute for the Drosophila dsRNA binding protein R2D2 [v2 2014; ref status: indexed,]. F1000Research, 2: 220. 2013. PMCID:PMC3962003.

E. R. Geisbrecht*, K. Sawant, Y. Su, C. Z. Liu, A. Burtscher, D. Silver, X. Wang, A.J. Zhu and J.A. McDonald*: Genetic interaction screens identify a role for hedgehog signaling in Drosophila border cell migration. Developmental Dynamics, 242: 414-431. 2013. PMCID:PMC3721345*Corresponding authors.

G. Aranjuez, E. Kudlaty, M.S. Longworth and J.A. McDonald: On the role of PDZ domain-encoding genes in Drosophila border cell migration. G3: Genes/Genomes/Genetics [the open-access journal of the Genetics Society of America], 2: 1379-1391. 2012. PMCID:PMC3484668.

Cover Article.

P. Majumder, G. Aranjuez, J. Amick and J.A. McDonald: Par-1 controls myosin-II activity through myosin phosphatase to regulate border cell migration. Current Biology, 22: 363-372. 2012. PMCID:PMC3298626.

Featured in Nature Cell Biology Research Highlights 14, 455 (2012) doi:10.1038/ncb2504: “Cells polarize contractility to move together”.

J. A. McDonald*, A. Khodyakova, G. Aranjuez, C. Dudley, and D.J. Montell*: Par-1 kinase regulates epithelial detachment and directional protrusion of migrating border cells. Current Biology 18: 1659-1667. 2008. PMCID:PMC2593744*Corresponding authors.

Featured article on the Nature Cell Migration Gateway: “Epithelial cell detachment: Up to PAR”.


J.A. McDonald*§, E. Pinheiro§, L. Kadlec, T. Schupbach, and D.J. Montell*: Multiple EGFR ligands participate in guiding migrating border cells. Developmental Biology 296: 94-103. 2006. §Equal contribution; *Corresponding authors.

J.A. McDonald and D.J. Montell: On the border of understanding cell migration. In Cell Migration in Development and Disease (ed. D. Wedlich), Wiley-VCH Publications, Weinheim, Germany, pp. 123-138. 2005.

J.A. McDonald and D.J. Montell: Analysis of cell migration using Drosophila as a model system. In Cell Migration: Developmental Methods and Protocols (ed. J.-L. Guan), Methods in Molecular Biology 294: 175-202. 2005.

J.A. McDonald§, E. Pinheiro§ and D.J. Montell: PVF1, a PDGF/VEGF homolog, is sufficient to guide the border cells and genetically interacts with Taiman. Development 130: 3469-3478. 2003. §Equal contribution.

Featured article in Development: “Screening border cell migration”

J.A. McDonald, M. Fujioka, J. Odden, J. B. Jaynes and C. Q. Doe: Specification of motoneuron fate in Drosophila: Integration of positive and negative transcription factor inputs by a minimal eve enhancer. Journal of Neurobiology 57:193-203. 2003.

J.A. McDonald, S. Holbrook, T. Isshiki, J. Weiss, C.Q. Doe and D. Mellerick: Dorsoventral patterning in the Drosophila central nervous system: The vnd homeobox gene specifies ventral column identity. Genes & Development 12: 3603-3612. 1998.

J.A. McDonald and C.Q. Doe: Establishing neuroblast-specific gene expression in the Drosophila CNS: huckebein is activated by Wingless and Hedgehog and repressed by Engrailed and Gooseberry. Development 124: 1079-1087. 1997.

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