Katherine Thompson-Peer

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Developmental & Cell Biology
Phone(949) 824-6847
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    UCSF & HHMIPostdoctoral Training2019Dept of Physiology
    Harvard Medical School PhD2012Cell & Developmental Biology
    University of PennsylvaniaBA2003Biology, concentration in Molecular Biology
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    20191 of 8 "Rising Stars in Neuroscience"; The Scientist magazine
    2017Young Scientist competition winner; iBiology, the Lasker Foundation, and the Alda Center
    2016  - 2021NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (NINDS)
    2016Fritz 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.

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    Mechanisms of Dendrite Regeneration after Injury
    NIH/NINDS R00NS097627Sep 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    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: Principal Investigator

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    1. Thompson-Peer KL. Casein Kinase 1d Triggers Giant Ankyrin Expression. Dev Cell. 2020 Jan 06; 52(1):4-5. PMID: 31951555.
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    2. Song Y, Li D, Farrelly O, Miles L, Li F, Kim SE, Lo TY, Wang F, Li T, Thompson-Peer KL, Gong J, Murthy SE, Coste B, Yakubovich N, Patapoutian A, Xiang Y, Rompolas P, Jan LY, Jan YN. The Mechanosensitive Ion Channel Piezo Inhibits Axon Regeneration. Neuron. 2019 04 17; 102(2):373-389.e6. PMID: 30819546.
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    3. Yadav S, Younger SH, Zhang L, Thompson-Peer KL, Li T, Jan LY, Jan YN. Glial ensheathment of the somatodendritic compartment regulates sensory neuron structure and activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 03 12; 116(11):5126-5134. PMID: 30804200.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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.
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    9. 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.
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    10. 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.
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    11. 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.
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    12. 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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    13. 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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