Thanawala S.U., Rister J., Goldberg G.W., Zuskov A., Olesnicky E.C., Flowers J.M., Jukan D., Purugganan M.D., Gavis E.R., Desplan C., JOhnston R.J. Jr., Regional modulation of a sochastically expressed factor determines photoreceptor subtypes in the Drosophila retina. Developmental Cell 2013. 25:93-105


Olesnicky, E.C., Bhogal, B., and Gavis, E.R. Combinatorial use of translational co-factors for cell type specific regulation during neuronal morphogenesis in Drosophila. Developmental Biology. 2012. 365:208-218.


Olesnicky, E.C., Hernandez-Lagunas, L. and Artinger, K.B. Prdm1a regulates sox10 and islet1 in the development of the neural crest and Rohon-Beard sensory neurons. Genesis: The Journal of Genetics and Development. 2010 In press.

*This article was highlighted in the November 2010 issue of Genesis


Birkholz, D.A., Olesnicky Killian, E.C. and Artinger, K.B. prdm1a is necessary for posterior pharyngeal arch development in zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics. 2009 October 238: 2575-2587.


Olesnicky Killian., E.C., Birkholz, D.A. and Artinger, K.B. A role for chemokine signaling in neural crest cell migration and craniofacial development. Developmental Biology. 2009 September 333:161-172.


Olesnicky, E. C. & Desplan,C. Distinct mechanisms for mRNA localization during embryonic axis specification in the wasp Nasonia. Developmental Biology. 2007 June 306(1):134-142.


Olesnicky, E. C. & Desplan,C. Gaining New Insights into Primitive Strategies for Embryonic Axis Specification Using the Wasp Nasonia. Functional Development and Embryology 2007 June 1(1)37-48.

2007 Olesnicky Funct Devel Embryol.pdf


Olesnicky, E. C., Brent, A. E.,Tonnes, L., Walker, M., Pultz, M. A., Leaf, D. and Desplan, C. A caudal mRNA gradient controls posterior development in the wasp Nasonia. Development. 2006 133:3973-3982.

* This article was highlighted by Jane Bradbury in the October 15, 2006 issue of Development.


Lynch, J. A., Olesnicky, E. C. and Desplan, C. Regulation and function of tailless in the long germ wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Development, Genes and Evolution. 2006. 216:493-498.


Scicchitano, D. A., Olesnicky, E. C. and  Dimitri, A. Mini Review: Transcription and DNA adducts: what happens when the message gets cut off? DNA Repair. 2004 Dec 2;3(12):1537-1548.