Justin Kumar

Justin Kumar

Executive Committee, Molecular Life Sciences

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

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 (PMID: 27930646)

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)

Spratford, C.M. and Kumar, J.P. (2013) Extramacrochaetae imposes order on the Drosophila retina by refining the activity of the Hedgehog signaling gradient. Development 140: 1994-2004  (PMCID: PMC3631972)

Weasner, B.M. and Kumar, J.P. (2013) Competition among gene regulatory networks imposes order within the eye-antennal disc of Drosophila. Development 140: 205-215 (PMCID: PMC3513999)

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