ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-020807-10
Bonner, Jennifer
Email: bonner@neuro.utah.edu
Address: Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy University of Utah 421 Wintrobe 20 North 1900 East Salt Lake City, UT 84132-3401 USA
Phone: (801) 581-4529
Fax: (801) 581-4233

I am interested in the mechanisms involved in various aspects of nervous system development. Currently, I am focusing on the role of the canonical Wnt signaling pathway in neuronal fate specification and axon pathfinding in the developing spinal cord. To understand this process, I am using a combined approach of loss of function and over expression studies.

Beck, A.P., Watt, R.M., Bonner, J. (2014) Dissection and lateral mounting of zebrafish embryos: analysis of spinal cord development. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (84):e50703
Ross, A.W., and Bonner, J. (2012) Activation of Wnt Signaling Using Lithium Chloride: Inquiry-Based Undergraduate Laboratory Exercises. Zebrafish. 9(4):220-225
Bonner, J., Letko, M., Nikolaus, O.B., Krug, L., Cooper, A., Chadwick, B., Conklin, P., Lim, A., Chien, C.B., and Dorsky, R.I. (2012) Midline crossing is not required for subsequent pathfinding decisions in commissural neurons. Neural Development. 7(1):18
Gribble, S.L., Kim, H.S., Bonner, J., Wang, X., and Dorsky, R.I. (2009) Tcf3 inhibits spinal cord neurogenesis by regulating sox4a expression. Development (Cambridge, England). 136(5):781-789
Bonner, J., Gribble, S.L., Veien, E.S., Nikolaus, O.B., Weidinger, G., and Dorsky, R.I. (2008) Proliferation and patterning are mediated independently in the dorsal spinal cord downstream of canonical Wnt signaling. Developmental Biology. 313(1):398-407
Lewis, J.L., Bonner, J., Modrell, M., Ragland, J.W., Moon, R.T., Dorsky, R.I., and Raible, D.W. (2004) Reiterated Wnt signaling during zebrafish neural crest development. Development (Cambridge, England). 131(6):1299-1308