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Alex Nechiporuk Ph.D.

    • Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology School of Medicine
    • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Neuroscience Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences School of Medicine
    • Cancer Biology Graduate Program School of Medicine

Areas of interest

  • zebrafish axonal transport neuron development lateral line sensory systems


  • Ph.D., University of Utah 2002

Memberships and associations

  • Society for Developmental Biology ?
  • American Society for Cell Biology ?


  • "Kremen1 restricts Dkk activity during posterior lateral line development in zebrafish" Development (Cambridge)  2014
  • "Assessment of polymorphism in zebrafish mapping strains" PCR Methods and Applications December 1999
  • "Presymptomatic diagnosis of neurofibromatosis 2 using linked genetic markers, neuroimaging, and ocular examinations" Neurology November 1996
  • "Anticipation in spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 [2]" Nature Genetics  1993
  • "Lef1 is required for progenitor cell identity in the zebrafish lateral line primordium" Development (Cambridge) September 15 2011
  • "Sustained Bmp signaling is essential for cloaca development in zebrafish" Development (Cambridge) June 2006
  • "A high-resolution PAC and BAC map of the SCA2 region" Genomics September 15 1997
  • "Tales of regeneration in zebrafish" Developmental Dynamics February 1 2003
  • "Quantification of vestibular-induced eye movements in zebrafish larvae" BMC Neuroscience September 3 2010
  • "A proliferation gradient between proximal and msxb-expressing distal blastema directs zebrafish fin regeneration" Development (Cambridge)  2002
  • "Linkage of familial Alzheimer disease to chromosome 14 in two large early- onset pedigrees" American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A  1993
  • "In vivo analysis of axonal transport in zebrafish" Methods in Cell Biology  2015
  • "Moderate expansion of a normally biallelic trinucleotide repeat in spinooerebellar ataxia type" Nature Genetics  1996
  • "Graded levels of Pax2a and Pax8 regulate cell differentiation during sensory placode formation." Development (Cambridge) August 2012
  • "Identification of three new microsatellite markers in the spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) region and 1.2 Mb physical map" Human Genetics April 1996
  • "CA-repeat polymorphism at the D22S430 locus adjacent to NF2" Human Molecular Genetics December 1993
  • "Genetic mapping of the spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 gene on human chromosome 12" Neurology June 1996
  • "Mps1 defines a proximal blastemal proliferative compartment essential for zebrafish fin regeneration" Development (Cambridge) November 2002
  • "Zebrafish mnx1 controls cell fate choice in the developing endocrine pancreas" Development (Cambridge) November 1 2011
  • "Ocular abnormalities in neurofibromatosis 2" American Journal of Ophthalmology  1995
  • "Endoderm-derived Fgf3 is necessary and sufficient for inducing neurogenesis in the epibranchial placodes in zebrafish" Development (Cambridge) August 2005
  • "Genomic structure of the human gene for spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) on chromosome 12q24.1" Genomics February 1 1998
  • "Germ cell aneuploidy in zebrafish with mutations in the mitotic checkpoint gene mps1" Genes and Development July 1 2004
  • "Roles for Fgf signaling during zebrafish fin regeneration" Developmental Biology June 15 2000
  • "Rapid positional cloning of zebrafish mutations by linkage and homozygosity mapping using whole-genome sequencing" Development (Cambridge) November 15 2012
  • "Specification of epibranchial placodes in zebrafish" Development (Cambridge) February 2007
  • "FGF-dependent mechanosensory organ patterning in zebrafish" Science June 27 2008
  • "Generation and characterization of Sca2 (ataxin-2) knockout mice" Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications January 6 2006
  • "Dinucleotide repeat polymorphism at the D22S351 locus" Human Molecular Genetics October 1993
  • "JNK-Interacting Protein 3 Mediates the Retrograde Transport of Activated c-Jun N-Terminal Kinase and Lysosomes" PLoS Genetics February 2013

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