Eugenia Olesnicky Killian, PhD

Eugenia Olesnicky Killian

Eugenia Olesnicky Killian, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology Department 

Bio-Physics Interests

  1. Imaging cytoskeletal dynamics during dendrite outgrowth and degeneration
  2. Using molecular genetic and imaging analyses to generate general models and rules for dendrite branching

Relevant Publications

  1. Olesnicky, E.C., Bhogal, B., Gavis, E.R. Combinatorial use of translational co-factors for cell type specific regulation during neuronal morphogenesis in Drosophila. Developmental Biology. 2012. In press. 
  2. 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 November 48(11):656-66.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Olesnicky, E. C., Brent, A. E.,Tonnes, L., Walker, M., Pultz, M. A., Leaf, D. and Desplan, C. A caudalm RNA gradient controls posterior development in the wasp Nasonia. Development. 2006 133:3973- 3982.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. 

Research Interests

Elucidating the roles of RNA binding proteins in regulating dendrite outgrowth and nociception during neural development