Justin Kumar

Justin Kumar

Professor, Biology

Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology Section Associate Chair, Biology


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University, 1998-2002
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California, 1996-97
  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 1996


Zhu, J., Ordway, A., Weber, L., Buddika, K., and Kumar, J.P. (2018) Polycomb group (Pc-G) proteins and Pax6 cooperate to inhibit in vivo reprogramming of the developing Drosophila eye. Development (in press)

Palliyil, S., Zhu, J., Baker, R., Neuman, S.D., Bashirullah, A., and Kumar, J.P. (2018) Allocation of distinct organ fates from a precursor field requires a shift in expression and function of gene regulatory networks. PLoS Genetics 14(1): e1007185 (PMCID: PMC5792024)

Zhu, J., Palliyil, S., Ran, C., and Kumar, J.P. (2017) Drosophila Pax6 promotes development of the entire eye-antennal disc thereby ensuring proper adult head formation. PNAS 114(23): 5846-5833. (PMCID: PMC5468661)

Weasner, B.M., Weasner, B.P., Neuman, S.D., Bashirullah, A., and Kumar, J.P. (2016) Retinal expression of the Drosophila eyes absent gene is controlled by several cooperatively acting cis-regulatory elements. PLoS Genetics 12(12): e1006462 (PMCID: PMC5145141)

Spratford, C.M. and Kumar, J.P. (2015) Inhibition of Daughterless by Extramacrochaetae mediates Notch induced cell proliferation. Development 142: 2058-2068 (PMCID: PMC4460741)

Spratford, C.M. and Kumar, J.P. (2015) Extramacrochaetae functions in dorsal-ventral patterning of Drosophila imaginal discs. Development 142: 1006-1015 (PMCID: PMC4352973)

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