• Professor, Neurobiology Labs

Research Keywords

  • Developmental Biology
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Neurosciences
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Hypothalamus


  • Invited Seminar - University of Iowa. , , 2007.
  • Invited Seminar - University of Wisconsin, Madison. , , 2005.
  • Invited Seminar - Texas A&M University. , , 2005.
  • Oncological Sciences Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2002.
  • Strategic Conference of Zebrafish Investigators. , , 2007.
  • American Association of Anatomists Symposium, FASE, San Francisco, CA (Session Chair). , , 2006.
  • American Association of Anatomists Minisymposium, FASEB, San Diego, CA. , , 2003.
  • Singapore Aquarama, Zebrafish Developmental Neurobiology. , , 2001.
  • American Association of Anatomists Minisymposium, FASEB, Orlando, FL. , , 2001.
  • Graduate Developmental Biology Course, University of Michigan. , , 2000.


  • English, Fluent.


  • Dorsky RI (date unknown). Transgenic reporters and modulators of Wnt/ beta-catenin signaling in the zebrafish CNS. Accepted, .
  • Duncan RN, Panahi S, Piotrowski T, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Identification of Wnt Genes Expressed in Neural Progenitor Zones during Zebrafish Brain Development. Vol. 10, e0145810. Accepted, .
  • Lin J, Wang X, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Progenitor expansion in apc mutants is mediated by Jak/Stat signaling. Vol. 11, 73. Accepted, .
  • Veien ES, Rosenthal JS, Kruse-Bend RC, Chien CB, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Canonical Wnt signaling is required for the maintenance of dorsal retinal identity. Vol. 135, 4101-11. Accepted, .
  • Gribble SL, Nikolaus OB, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Regulation and function of Dbx genes in the zebrafish spinal cord. Vol. 236, 3472-83. Accepted, .
  • Kruse-Bend R, Rosenthal J, Quist TS, Veien ES, Fuhrmann S, Dorsky RI, Chien CB (date unknown). Extraocular ectoderm triggers dorsal retinal fate during optic vesicle evagination in zebrafish. Vol. 371, 57-65. Accepted, .
  • Gribble SL, Nikolaus OB, Carver MS, Hoshijima K, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Chromosomal position mediates spinal cord expression of a dbx1a enhancer. Vol. 238, 2929-35. Accepted, .
  • Lee JE, Wu SF, Goering LM, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Canonical Wnt signaling through Lef1 is required for hypothalamic neurogenesis. Vol. 133, 4451-61. Accepted, .
  • Bonkowsky JL, Wang X, Fujimoto E, Lee JE, Chien CB, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Domain-specific regulation of foxP2 CNS expression by lef1. Vol. 8, 103. Accepted, .
  • Kim HS, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Tcf7l1 is required for spinal cord progenitor maintenance. Vol. 240, 2256-64. Accepted, .
  • Wang X, Kopinke D, Lin J, McPherson AD, Duncan RN, Otsuna H, Moro E, Hoshijima K, Grunwald DJ, Argenton F, Chien CB, Murtaugh LC, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Wnt signaling regulates postembryonic hypothalamic progenitor differentiation. Vol. 23, 624-36. Accepted, .
  • May M, Hwang KS, Miles J, Williams C, Niranjan T, Kahler SG, Chiurazzi P, Steindl K, Van Der Spek PJ, Swagemakers S, Mueller J, Stefl S, Alexov E, Ryu JI, Choi JH, Kim HT, Tarpey P, Neri G, Holloway L, Skinner C, Stevenson RE, Dorsky RI, Wang T, Schwartz CE, Kim CH (date unknown). ZC4H2, an XLID gene, is required for the generation of a specific subset of CNS interneurons. Vol. 24, 4848-61. Accepted, .
  • Xie Y, Kaufmann D, Moulton MJ, Panahi S, Gaynes JA, Watters HN, Zhou D, Xue HH, Fung CM, Levine EM, Letsou A, Brennan KC, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Lef1-dependent hypothalamic neurogenesis inhibits anxiety. Vol. 15, e2002257. Accepted, .
  • Briona LK, Poulain FE, Mosimann C, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Wnt/ß-catenin signaling is required for radial glial neurogenesis following spinal cord injury. Vol. 403, 15-21. Accepted, .
  • Bonner J, Letko M, Nikolaus OB, Krug L, Cooper A, Chadwick B, Conklin P, Lim A, Chien CB, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Midline crossing is not required for subsequent pathfinding decisions in commissural neurons. Vol. 7, 18. Accepted, .
  • Otsuna H, Hutcheson DA, Duncan RN, McPherson AD, Scoresby AN, Gaynes BF, Tong Z, Fujimoto E, Kwan KM, Chien CB, Dorsky RI (date unknown). High-resolution analysis of central nervous system expression patterns in zebrafish Gal4 enhancer-trap lines. Vol. 244, 785-96. Accepted, .
  • Briona LK, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Radial glial progenitors repair the zebrafish spinal cord following transection. Vol. 256, 81-92. Accepted, .
  • Briona LK, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Spinal cord transection in the larval zebrafish. Accepted, .
  • Nguyen TK, Tran VM, Sorna V, Eriksson I, Kojima A, Koketsu M, Loganathan D, Kjellén L, Dorsky RI, Chien CB, Kuberan B (date unknown). Dimerized glycosaminoglycan chains increase FGF signaling during zebrafish development. Vol. 8, 939-48. Accepted, .
  • Xie Y, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Development of the hypothalamus: conservation, modification and innovation. Vol. 144, 1588-1599. Accepted, .
  • Veien ES, Grierson MJ, Saund RS, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Expression pattern of zebrafish tcf7 suggests unexplored domains of Wnt/beta-catenin activity. Vol. 233, 233-9. Accepted, .
  • Dorsky RI, Itoh M, Moon RT, Chitnis A (date unknown). Two tcf3 genes cooperate to pattern the zebrafish brain. Vol. 130, 1937-47. Accepted, .
  • Butko E, Distel M, Pouget C, Weijts B, Kobayashi I, Ng K, Mosimann C, Poulain FE, McPherson A, Ni CW, Stachura DL, Del Cid N, Espín-Palazón R, Lawson ND, Dorsky R, Clements WK, Traver D (date unknown). Gata2b is a restricted early regulator of hemogenic endothelium in the zebrafish embryo. Vol. 142, 1050-61. Accepted, .
  • Gribble SL, Kim HS, Bonner J, Wang X, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Tcf3 inhibits spinal cord neurogenesis by regulating sox4a expression. Vol. 136, 781-9. Accepted, .
  • Wang X, Lee JE, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Identification of Wnt-responsive cells in the zebrafish hypothalamus. Vol. 6, 49-58. Accepted, .
  • Wehner D, Cizelsky W, Vasudevaro MD, Ozhan G, Haase C, Kagermeier-Schenk B, Röder A, Dorsky RI, Moro E, Argenton F, Kühl M, Weidinger G (date unknown). Wnt/β-catenin signaling defines organizing centers that orchestrate growth and differentiation of the regenerating zebrafish caudal fin. Vol. 6, 467-81. Accepted, .
  • Clark AM, Yun S, Veien ES, Wu YY, Chow RL, Dorsky RI, Levine EM (date unknown). Negative regulation of Vsx1 by its paralog Chx10/Vsx2 is conserved in the vertebrate retina. Vol. 1192, 99-113. Accepted, .
  • McPherson AD, Barrios JP, Luks-Morgan SJ, Manfredi JP, Bonkowsky JL, Douglass AD, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Motor Behavior Mediated by Continuously Generated Dopaminergic Neurons in the Zebrafish Hypothalamus Recovers after Cell Ablation. Vol. 26, 263-269. Accepted, .
  • Dorsky RI, Sheldahl LC, Moon RT (date unknown). A transgenic Lef1/beta-catenin-dependent reporter is expressed in spatially restricted domains throughout zebrafish development. Vol. 241, 229-37. Accepted, .
  • Eisenhoffer GT, Slattum G, Ruiz OE, Otsuna H, Bryan CD, Lopez J, Wagner DS, Bonkowsky JL, Chien CB, Dorsky RI, Rosenblatt J (date unknown). A toolbox to study epidermal cell types in zebrafish. Vol. 130, 269-277. Accepted, .
  • Duncan RN, Xie Y, McPherson AD, Taibi AV, Bonkowsky JL, Douglass AD, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Hypothalamic radial glia function as self-renewing neural progenitors in the absence of Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Vol. 143, 45-53. Accepted, .
  • Bonner J, Gribble SL, Veien ES, Nikolaus OB, Weidinger G, Dorsky RI (date unknown). Proliferation and patterning are mediated independently in the dorsal spinal cord downstream of canonical Wnt signaling. Vol. 313, 398-407. Accepted, .