Justin Kumar

Justin Kumar

Professor, Biology



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


Baker, L.R., Weasner, B.W., Nagel, A., Neuman, S.D., Bashirullah, A., and Kumar, J.P. (2018) Eyeless/Pax6 initiates eye formation non-autonomously from the peripodial epithelium. Development 145(15): dev163329 (PMCID: PMC6110151)

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 145(7): dev160754 (PMCID: PMC5963869)

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)

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