Michael V. Danilchik, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Integrative Biosciences, School of Dentistry
  • Associate Professor, affiliate, Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
  • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine

Education and training

    • B.A., 1972, Reed College
    • Ph.D., 1982, University of Washington

Areas of interest

  • Developmental Aspects of Cytokinesis in Embryogenesis


Selected publications

  • Danilchik, M., Tumarkin, T., 2017. Exosomal trafficking in Xenopus development. genesis 55, e23011. doi:10.1002/dvg.23011
  • Hasley, A., Chavez, S., Danilchik, M., Wühr, M., Pelegri, F., 2017. Vertebrate embryonic cleavage pattern determination, in: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 117–171. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-46095-6_4
  • Blum M, Schweickert A, Vick P, Wright CV, Danilchik MV. (2014) Symmetry breakage in the vertebrate embryo: when does it happen and how does it work?. Dev Biol. 2014 Sep 1; 393(1):109-23. PubMed PMID: 24972089.
  • Danilchik, M., Williams, M., and Brown, E. (2013). Blastocoel-spanning filopodia in cleavage-stage Xenopus laevis: Potential roles in morphogen distribution and detection. Dev Biol382, 70–81.PubMed PMID: 23916849.
  • Beyer, T., Danilchik, M., Thumberger, T., Vick, P., Tisler, M., Schneider, I., Bogusch, S., Andre, P., Ulmer, B., Walentek, P., et al. (2012). Serotonin signaling is required for Wnt-dependent GRP specification and leftward flow in Xenopus. Curr Biol22, 33–39.PubMed PMID: 22177902.
  • Schweickert, A., Walentek, P., Thumberger, T., and Danilchik, M. (2012). Linking early determinants and cilia-driven leftward flow in left-right axis specification of Xenopus laevis: A theoretical approach. Differentiation83, S67–S77. PubMed PMID: 22136958.
  • Danilchik, M.V., and Brown, E.E. (2008). Membrane dynamics of cleavage furrow closure in Xenopus laevis. Dev Dyn237, 565–579.PubMed PMID: 18224710.
  • Danilchik, M.V., Brown, E.E., and Riegert, K. (2006). Intrinsic chiral properties of the Xenopus egg cortex: an early indicator of left-right asymmetry? Development133, 4517–4526. PubMed PMID: 17050623.
  • Danilchik, M.V., Bedrick, S.D., Brown, E.E., and Ray, K. (2003). Furrow microtubules and localized exocytosis in cleaving Xenopus laevis embryos. J Cell Sci 116, 273–283. PubMed PMID: 12482913.
  • Larkin, K., and Danilchik, M.V. (1999a). Ventral cell rearrangements contribute to anterior-posterior axis lengthening between neurula and tailbud stages in Xenopus laevis. Dev Biol216, 550–560.PubMed PMID: 10642792.


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