Katherine Thompson-Peer, PhD

Title(s)Associate Specialist, Physiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    UCSF & HHMIPostdoctoral TrainingDept of Physiology
    Harvard Medical SchoolPhD2012Cell & Developmental Biology
    University of PennsylvaniaBA2003Biology, concentration in Molecular Biology
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    2017Young Scientist competition winner; iBiology, the Lasker Foundation, and the Alda Center
    2016  - 2021NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (NINDS)
    2015Fritz Seil award, 16th International Symposium on Neural Regeneration
    2015UCSF Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women
    2013  - 2015UC Office of the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship
    2013  - 2016NIH NRSA F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship (NINDS)
    2009  - 2012Albert J Ryan Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
    2009Distinction in Teaching Award, Derek Bok Teaching Center and Harvard College
    2005  - 2008NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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    I am interested in how the nervous system develops and how it responds to injury.

    I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow with Yuh-Nung Jan in the department of Physiology at UCSF and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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    Mechanisms of Dendrite Regeneration after Injury
    NIH/NINDS K99NS097627Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Identification of Axon and Dendrite Regeneration Antagonists in Drosophila
    NIH/NINDS F32NS084616Sep 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Identifying Novel Antagonists of Regeneration in the Central and Peripheral Nervous System
    UC Office of the President President's Postdoctoral FellowshipJul 1, 2013 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Principle Investigator

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    1. Norris D, Dirnagl U, Zigmond MJ, Thompson-Peer K, Chow TT. Health tips for research groups. Nature. 2018 05; 557(7705):302-304. PMID: 29769687.
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    2. DeVault L, Li T, Izabel S, Thompson-Peer KL, Jan LY, Jan YN. Dendrite regeneration of adult Drosophila sensory neurons diminishes with aging and is inhibited by epidermal-derived matrix metalloproteinase 2. Genes Dev. 2018 03 01; 32(5-6):402-414. PMID: 29563183.
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    3. Pym E, Sasidharan N, Thompson-Peer KL, Simon DJ, Anselmo A, Sadreyev R, Hall Q, Nurrish S, Kaplan JM. Shank is a dose-dependent regulator of Cav1 calcium current and CREB target expression. Elife. 2017 05 06; 6. PMID: 28477407.
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    4. Lin C, Yao E, Zhang K, Jiang X, Croll S, Thompson-Peer K, Chuang PT. YAP is essential for mechanical force production and epithelial cell proliferation during lung branching morphogenesis. Elife. 2017 03 21; 6. PMID: 28323616.
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    5. Thompson-Peer KL, DeVault L, Li T, Jan LY, Jan YN. In vivo dendrite regeneration after injury is different from dendrite development. Genes Dev. 2016 08 01; 30(15):1776-89. PMID: 27542831; PMCID: PMC5002981 [Available on 02/01/17].
    6. Rumpf S, Bagley JA, Thompson-Peer KL, Zhu S, Gorczyca D, Beckstead RB, Jan LY, Jan YN. Drosophila Valosin-Containing Protein is required for dendrite pruning through a regulatory role in mRNA metabolism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 May 20; 111(20):7331-6. PMID: 24799714; PMCID: PMC4034197.
    7. Thompson-Peer KL, Bai J, Hu Z, Kaplan JM. HBL-1 patterns synaptic remodeling in C. elegans. Neuron. 2012 Feb 09; 73(3):453-65. PMID: 22325199; PMCID: PMC3278716.
    8. Simon DJ, Madison JM, Conery AL, Thompson-Peer KL, Soskis M, Ruvkun GB, Kaplan JM, Kim JK. The microRNA miR-1 regulates a MEF-2-dependent retrograde signal at neuromuscular junctions. Cell. 2008 May 30; 133(5):903-15. PMID: 18510933; PMCID: PMC2553566.
    9. Huang Z, Yazdani U, Thompson-Peer KL, Kolodkin AL, Terman JR. Crk-associated substrate (Cas) signaling protein functions with integrins to specify axon guidance during development. Development. 2007 Jun; 134(12):2337-47. PMID: 17537798.
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    10. Kantor DB, Chivatakarn O, Peer KL, Oster SF, Inatani M, Hansen MJ, Flanagan JG, Yamaguchi Y, Sretavan DW, Giger RJ, Kolodkin AL. Semaphorin 5A is a bifunctional axon guidance cue regulated by heparan and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans. Neuron. 2004 Dec 16; 44(6):961-75. PMID: 15603739.
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