ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-960805-676
Westerfield, Monte
Email: monte@uoneuro.uoregon.edu
URL: http://www.neuro.uoregon.edu/westerf/lab.html
Affiliation: Westerfield Lab
and also: ZFIN Database Team
Zebrafish International Resource Center (ZIRC)
Address: Institute of Neuroscience 1254 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-1254 USA
Phone: (541) 346-4607
Fax: (541) 346-4548
Orcid ID:


BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
A.B., Princeton University
Ph.D., Duke University

Research Interests:

Our laboratory studies the molecular genetic basis of human diseases, particularly Usher syndrome, the leading cause of combined deafness and blindness, as well as other diseases of the eye and ear.

We use zebrafish and a combination of anatomical, physiological, molecular, and genetic techniques. The goal of our research is to identify disease-causing genes, to elucidate what goes wrong during disease, and to develop preclinical trials for new therapies.

Current research focuses on developing models of human disease. In particular, we are making and studying models of Usher syndrome.


PUBLICATIONS
Li, T., Fan, J., Blanco-Sánchez, B., Giagtzoglou, N., Lin, G., Yamamoto, S., Jaiswal, M., Chen, K., Zhang, J., Wei, W., Lewis, M.T., Groves, A.K., Westerfield, M., Jia, J., Bellen, H.J. (2016) Ubr3, a Novel Modulator of Hh Signaling Affects the Degradation of Costal-2 and Kif7 through Poly-ubiquitination. PLoS Genetics. 12:e1006054
Howe, D.G., Bradford, Y.M., Eagle, A., Fashena, D., Frazer, K., Kalita, P., Mani, P., Martin, R., Moxon, S.T., Paddock, H., Pich, C., Ramachandran, S., Ruzicka, L., Schaper, K., Shao, X., Singer, A., Toro, S., Van Slyke, C., Westerfield, M. (2016) A scientist's guide for submitting data to ZFIN. Methods in cell biology. 135:451-81
Edmunds, R.C., Su, B., Balhoff, J.P., Eames, B.F., Dahdul, W.M., Lapp, H., Lundberg, J.G., Vision, T.J., Dunham, R.A., Mabee, P.M., Westerfield, M. (2015) Phenoscape: Identifying candidate genes for evolutionary phenotypes. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 33(1):13-24
Ruzicka, L., Bradford, Y.M., Frazer, K., Howe, D.G., Paddock, H., Ramachandran, S., Singer, A., Toro, S., Van Slyke, C.E., Eagle, A.E., Fashena, D., Kalita, P., Knight, J., Mani, P., Martin, R., Moxon, S.A., Pich, C., Schaper, K., Shao, X., Westerfield, M. (2015) ZFIN, the Zebrafish Model Organism Database: Updates and new directions. Genesis. 53(8):498-509
Lyne, R., Sullivan, J., Butano, D., Contrino, S., Heimbach, J., Hu, F., Kalderimis, A., Lyne, M., Smith, R.N., Štěpán, R., Balakrishnan, R., Binkley, G., Harris, T., Karra, K., Moxon, S.A., Motenko, H., Neuhauser, S., Ruzicka, L., Cherry, M., Richardson, J., Stein, L., Westerfield, M., Worthey, E., Micklem, G. (2015) Cross-Organism Analysis Using InterMine. Genesis. 53(8):547-60
Elsayed, S.M., Phillips, J.B., Heller, R., Thoenes, M., Elsobky, E., Nürnberg, G., Nürnberg, P., Seland, S., Ebermann, I., Altmüller, J., Thiele, H., Toliat, M., Körber, F., Hu, X., Wu, Y.D., Zaki, M.S., Abdel-Salam, G., Gleeson, J., Boltshauser, E., Westerfield, M., Bolz, H.J. (2015) Non-manifesting AHI1 truncations indicate localized loss-of-function tolerance in a severe Mendelian disease gene. Human Molecular Genetics. 24(9):2594-603
Beck, B.B., Phillips, J.B., Bartram, M.P., Wegner, J., Thoenes, M., Pannes, A., Sampson, J., Heller, R., Göbel, H., Koerber, F., Neugebauer, A., Hedergott, A., Nürnberg, G., Nürnberg, P., Thiele, H., Altmüller, J., Toliat, M.R., Staubach, S., Boycott, K.M., Valente, E.M., Janecke, A.R., Eisenberger, T., Bergmann, C., Tebbe, L., Wang, Y., Wu, Y., Fry, A.M., Westerfield, M., Wolfrum, U., Bolz, H.J. (2014) Mutation of POC1B in a Severe Syndromic Retinal Ciliopathy. Human Mutation. 35(10):1153-62
Phillips, J.B., Westerfield, M. (2014) Zebrafish models in translational research: tipping the scales toward advancements in human health. Disease models & mechanisms. 7:739-743
Blanco, B., Clément, A., Fierro, J., Washbourne, P., Westerfield, M. (2014) Complexes of Usher proteins preassemble at the endoplasmic reticulum and are required for trafficking and ER homeostasis. Disease models & mechanisms. 7:547-59
Van Slyke, C.E., Bradford, Y.M., Westerfield, M., Haendel, M.A. (2014) The zebrafish anatomy and stage ontologies: representing the anatomy and development of Danio rerio. Journal of biomedical semantics. 5:12
Köhler, S., Doelken, S.C., Mungall, C.J., Bauer, S., Firth, H.V., Bailleul-Forestier, I., Black, G.C., Brown, D.L., Brudno, M., Campbell, J., Fitzpatrick, D.R., Eppig, J.T., Jackson, A.P., Freson, K., Girdea, M., Helbig, I., Hurst, J.A., Jähn, J., Jackson, L.G., Kelly, A.M., Ledbetter, D.H., Mansour, S., Martin, C.L., Moss, C., Mumford, A., Ouwehand, W.H., Park, S.M., Riggs, E.R., Scott, R.H., Sisodiya, S., Vooren, S.V., Wapner, R.J., Wilkie, A.O., Wright, C.F., Vulto-van Silfhout, A.T., Leeuw, N.D., de Vries, B.B., Washingthon, N.L., Smith, C.L., Westerfield, M., Schofield, P., Ruef, B.J., Gkoutos, G.V., Haendel, M., Smedley, D., Lewis, S.E., and Robinson, P.N. (2013) The Human Phenotype Ontology project: linking molecular biology and disease through phenotype data. Nucleic Acids Res.. 42(1):D966-74
Phillips, J.B., Västinsalo, H., Wegner, J., Clément, A., Sankila, E.M., and Westerfield, M. (2013) The cone-dominant retina and the inner ear of zebrafish express the ortholog of CLRN1, the causative gene of human Usher syndrome type 3A. Gene Expression Patterns. 13(8):473-81
Sullivan, J., Karra, K., Moxon, S.A.T., Vallejos, A., Motenko, H., Wong, J.D., Aleksic, J., Balakrishnan, R., Binkley, G., Harris, T., Hitz, B., Jayaraman, P., Lyne, R., Neuhauser, S., Pich, C., Smith, R.N., Trinh, Q., Cherry, J.M., Richardson, J., Stein, L., Twigger, S., Westerfield, M., Worthey, E., and Micklem, G. (2013) InterMOD: integrated data and tools for the unification of model organism research. Scientific Reports. 3:1802
Howe, K., Clark, M.D., Torroja, C.F., Torrance, J., Berthelot, C., Muffato, M., Collins, J.E., Humphray, S., McLaren, K., Matthews, L., McLaren, S., Sealy, I., Caccamo, M., Churcher, C., Scott, C., Barrett, J.C., Koch, R., Rauch, G.J., White, S., Chow, W., Kilian, B., Quintais, L.T., Guerra-Assunção, J.A., Zhou, Y., Gu, Y., Yen, J., Vogel, J.H., Eyre, T., Redmond, S., Banerjee, R., Chi, J., Fu, B., Langley, E., Maguire, S.F., Laird, G.K., Lloyd, D., Kenyon, E., Donaldson, S., Sehra, H., Almeida-King, J., Loveland, J., Trevanion, S., Jones, M., Quail, M., Willey, D., Hunt, A., Burton, J., Sims, S., McLay, K., Plumb, B., Davis, J., Clee, C., Oliver, K., Clark, R., Riddle, C., Eliott, D., Threadgold, G., Harden, G., Ware, D., Mortimer, B., Kerry, G., Heath, P., Phillimore, B., Tracey, A., Corby, N., Dunn, M., Johnson, C., Wood, J., Clark, S., Pelan, S., Griffiths, G., Smith, M., Glithero, R., Howden, P., Barker, N., Stevens, C., Harley, J., Holt, K., Panagiotidis, G., Lovell, J., Beasley, H., Henderson, C., Gordon, D., Auger, K., Wright, D., Collins, J., Raisen, C., Dyer, L., Leung, K., Robertson, L., Ambridge, K., Leongamornlert, D., McGuire, S., Gilderthorp, R., Griffiths, C., Manthravadi, D., Nichol, S., Barker, G., Whitehead, S., Kay, M., Brown, J., Murnane, C., Gray, E., Humphries, M., Sycamore, N., Barker, D., Saunders, D., Wallis, J., Babbage, A., Hammond, S., Mashreghi-Mohammadi, M., Barr, L., Martin, S., Wray, P., Ellington, A., Matthews, N., Ellwood, M., Woodmansey, R., Clark, G., Cooper, J., Tromans, A., Grafham, D., Skuce, C., Pandian, R., Andrews, R., Harrison, E., Kimberley, A., Garnett, J., Fosker, N., Hall, R., Garner, P., Kelly, D., Bird, C., Palmer, S., Gehring, I., Berger, A., Dooley, C.M., Ersan-Ürün, Z., Eser, C., Geiger, H., Geisler, M., Karotki, L., Kirn, A., Konantz, J., Konantz, M., Oberländer, M., Rudolph-Geiger, S., Teucke, M., Osoegawa, K., Zhu, B., Rapp, A., Widaa, S., Langford, C., Yang, F., Carter, N.P., Harrow, J., Ning, Z., Herrero, J., Searle, S.M., Enright, A., Geisler, R., Plasterk, R.H., Lee, C., Westerfield, M., de Jong, P.J., Zon, L.I., Postlethwait, J.H., Nüsslein-Volhard, C., Hubbard, T.J., Crollius, H.R., Rogers, J., and Stemple, D.L. (2013) The zebrafish reference genome sequence and its relationship to the human genome. Nature. 496:498-503
Doelken, S.C., Köhler, S., Mungall, C.J., Gkoutos, G.V., Ruef, B.J., Smith, C., Smedley, D., Bauer, S., Klopocki, E., Schofield, P.N., Westerfield, M., Robinson, P.N., and Lewis, S.E. (2013) Phenotypic overlap in the contribution of individual genes to CNV pathogenicity revealed by cross-species computational analysis of single-gene mutations in humans, mice and zebrafish. Disease models & mechanisms. 6(2):358-372
Köhler, S., Doelken, S.C., Ruef, B.J., Bauer, S., Washington, N., Westerfield, M., Gkoutos, G., Schofield, P., Smedley, D., Lewis, S.E., Robinson, P.N., and Mungall, C.J. (2013) Construction and accessibility of a cross-species phenotype ontology along with gene annotations for biomedical research. F1000 Research. 2:30
Howe, D.G., Bradford, Y.M., Conlin, T., Eagle, A.E., Fashena, D., Frazer, K., Knight, J., Mani, P., Martin, R., Moxon, S.A., Paddock, H., Pich, C., Ramachandran, S., Ruef, B.J., Ruzicka, L., Schaper, K., Shao, X., Singer, A., Sprunger, B., Van Slyke, C.E., and Westerfield, M. (2013) ZFIN, the Zebrafish Model Organism Database: increased support for mutants and transgenics. Nucleic Acids Res.. 41(D1):D854-860
Dahdul, W.M., Balhoff, J.P., Blackburn, D.C., Diehl, A.D., Haendel, M.A., Hall, B.K., Lapp, H., Lundberg, J.G., Mungall, C.J., Ringwald, M., Segerdell, E., Van Slyke, C.E., Vickaryous, M.K., Westerfield, M., and Mabee, P.M. (2012) A unified anatomy ontology of the vertebrate skeletal system. PLoS One. 7(12):e51070
Mabee, B.P., Balhoff, J.P., Dahdul, W.M., Lapp, H., Midford, P.E., Vision, T.J., and Westerfield, M. (2012) 500,000 fish phenotypes: The new informatics landscape for evolutionary and developmental biology of the vertebrate skeleton. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 28(3):300-305
Gao, J., Zhang, C., Yang, B., Sun, L., Zhang, C., Westerfield, M., and Peng, G. (2012) Dcc Regulates Asymmetric Outgrowth of Forebrain Neurons in Zebrafish. PLoS One. 7(5):e36516
Phillips, J.B., Blanco-Sanchez, B., Lentz, J.J., Tallafuss, A., Khanobdee, K., Sampath, S., Jacobs, Z.G., Han, P.F., Mishra, M., Williams, D.S., Keats, B.J., Washbourne, P., and Westerfield, M. (2011) Harmonin (Ush1c) is required in zebrafish Muller glial cells for photoreceptor synaptic development and function. Disease models & mechanisms. 4(6):786-800
Bradford, Y., Conlin, T., Dunn, N., Fashena, D., Frazer, K., Howe, D.G., Knight, J., Mani, P., Martin, R., Moxon, S.A., Paddock, H., Pich, C., Ramachandran, S., Ruef, B.J., Ruzicka, L., Bauer Schaper, H., Schaper, K., Shao, X., Singer, A., Sprague, J., Sprunger, B., Van Slyke, C., and Westerfield, M. (2011) ZFIN: enhancements and updates to the zebrafish model organism database. Nucleic Acids Res.. 39(suppl 1):D822-D829
Howe, D.G., Frazer, K., Fashena, D., Ruzicka, L., Bradford, Y., Ramachandran, S., Ruef, B.J., Van Slyke, C., Singer, A., and Westerfield, M. (2011) Data extraction, transformation, and dissemination through ZFIN. Meth. Cell. Biol.. 104:311-325
Murray, K.N., Bauer, J., Tallen, A., Matthews, J.L., Westerfield, M., and Varga, Z.M. (2011) Characterization and management of asymptomatic mycobacterium infections at the zebrafish international resource center. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS. 50(5):675-679
Murray, K.N., Dreska, M., Nasiadka, A., Rinne, M., Matthews, J.L., Carmichael, C., Bauer, J., Varga, Z.M., and Westerfield, M. (2011) Transmission, Diagnosis, and Recommendations for Control of Pseudoloma neurophilia Infections in Laboratory Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Facilities. Comp. Med.. 61(4):322-329
Detrich, H.W., Westerfield, M., Zon, L.I. (2010) The Zebrafish: Cellular and Developmental Biology, Part A. Meth. Cell. Biol.. 100:1-347
Zhang, C., Song, Y., Thompson, D.A., Madonna, M.A., Millhauser, G.L., Toro, S., Varga, Z., Westerfield, M., Gamse, J., Chen, W., Cone, R.D. (2010) Pineal-specific agouti protein regulates teleost background adaptation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107(47):20164-71
Delaurier, A., Eames, B.F., Blanco-Sánchez, B., Peng, G., He, X., Swartz, M.E., Ullmann, B., Westerfield, M., and Kimmel, C.B. (2010) Zebrafish sp7:EGFP: A transgenic for studying otic vesicle formation, skeletogenesis, and bone regeneration. Genesis. 48(8):505-511
Dahdul, W.M., Lundberg, J.G., Midford, P.E., Balhoff, J.P., Lapp, H., Vision, T.J., Haendel, M.A., Westerfield, M., and Mabee, P.M. (2010) The teleost anatomy ontology: anatomical representation for the genomics age. Syst. Biol.. 59(4):369-383
Ebermann, I., Phillips, J.B., Liebau, M.C., Koenekoop, R.K., Schermer, B., Lopez, I., Schäfer, E., Roux, A.F., Dafinger, C., Bernd, A., Zrenner, E., Claustres, M., Blanco, B., Nürnberg, G., Nürnberg, P., Ruland, R., Westerfield, M., Benzing, T., and Bolz, H.J. (2010) PDZD7 is a modifier of retinal disease and a contributor to digenic Usher syndrome. J. Clin. Invest.. 120(6):1812-1823
Dahdul, W.M., Balhoff, J.P., Engeman, J., Grande, T., Hilton, E.J., Kothari, C., Lapp, H., Lundberg, J.G., Midford, P.E., Vision, T.J., Westerfield, M., and Mabee, P.M. (2010) Evolutionary characters, phenotypes and ontologies: curating data from the systematic biology literature. PLoS One. 5(5):e10708
Ramsay, J.M., Feist, G.W., Varga, Z.M., Westerfield, M., Kent, M.L., and Schreck, C.B. (2009) Whole-body cortisol response of zebrafish to acute net handling stress. Aquaculture. 297(1-4):157-162
Washington, N.L., Haendel, M.A., Mungall, C.J., Ashburner, M., Westerfield, M., and Lewis, S.E. (2009) Linking Human Diseases to Animal Models Using Ontology-Based Phenotype Annotation. PLoS Biology. 7(11):e1000247
Viktorin, G., Chiuchitu, C., Rissler, M., Varga, Z.M., and Westerfield, M. (2009) Emx3 is required for the differentiation of dorsal telencephalic neurons. Developmental Dynamics. 238(8):1984-1998
Toro, S., Wegner, J., Muller, M., Westerfield, M., and Varga, Z.M. (2009) Identification of differentially expressed genes in the zebrafish hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Gene Expression Patterns. 9(4):200-208
Ochi, H., and Westerfield, M. (2009) Lbx2 regulates formation of myofibrils. BMC Developmental Biology. 9:13
Carmichael, C., Westerfield, M., and Varga, Z.M. (2009) Cryopreservation and in vitro fertilization at the zebrafish international resource center. Meth. Mol. Biol.. 546:45-65
Dutta, S., Dietrich, J.E., Westerfield, M., and Varga, Z.M. (2008) Notch signaling regulates endocrine cell specification in the zebrafish anterior pituitary. Developmental Biology. 319(2):248-257
Rotllant, J., Liu, D., Yan, Y.L., Postlethwait, J.H., Westerfield, M., and Du, S.J. (2008) Sparc (Osteonectin) functions in morphogenesis of the pharyngeal skeleton and inner ear. Matrix Biol.. 27(6):561-572
Ochi, H., Hans, S., and Westerfield, M. (2008) Smarcd3 regulates the timing of zebrafish myogenesis onset. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 283(6):3529-3536
Sprague, J., Bayraktaroglu, L., Bradford, Y., Conlin, T., Dunn, N., Fashena, D., Frazer, K., Haendel, M., Howe, D.G., Knight, J., Mani, P., Moxon, S.A., Pich, C., Ramachandran, S., Schaper, K., Segerdell, E., Shao, X., Singer, A., Song, P., Sprunger, B., Van Slyke, C.E., and Westerfield, M. (2008) The Zebrafish Information Network: the zebrafish model organism database provides expanded support for genotypes and phenotypes. Nucleic Acids Res.. 36:D768-772
Mabee, P.M., Arratia, G., Coburn, M., Haendel, M., Hilton, E.J., Lundberg, J.G., Mayden, R.L., Rios, N., and Westerfield, M. (2007) Connecting evolutionary morphology to genomics using ontologies: a case study from Cypriniformes including zebrafish. Journal of experimental zoology. Part B, Molecular and developmental evolution. 308(5):655-668
Nixon, S.J., Carter, A., Wegner, J., Ferguson, C., Floetenmeyer, M., Riches, J., Key, B., Westerfield, M., and Parton, R.G. (2007) Caveolin-1 is required for lateral line neuromast and notochord development. Journal of Cell Science. 120(13):2151-2161
Mabee, P.M., Ashburner, M., Cronk, Q., Gkoutos, G.V., Haendel, M., Segerdell, E., Mungall, C., and Westerfield, M. (2007) Phenotype ontologies: the bridge between genomics and evolution. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 22(7):345-350
Hans, S., and Westerfield, M. (2007) Changes in retinoic acid signaling alter otic patterning. Development. 134(13):2449-2458
Schlueter, P.J., Peng, G., Westerfield, M., and Duan, C. (2007) Insulin-like growth factor signaling regulates zebrafish embryonic growth and development by promoting cell survival and cell cycle progression. Cell Death Differ.. 14(6):1095-1105
Hans, S., Christison, J., Liu, D., and Westerfield, M. (2007) Fgf-dependent otic induction requires competence provided by Foxi1 and Dlx3b. BMC Developmental Biology. 7(1):5
Chen, Y.H., Wang, Y.H., Chang, M.Y., Lin, C.Y., Weng, C.W., Westerfield, M., and Tsai, H.J. (2007) Multiple upstream modules regulate zebrafish myf5 expression. BMC Developmental Biology. 7(1):1
Westerfield, M. (2007) The Zebrafish Book. A Guide for the Laboratory Use of Zebrafish (Danio rerio), 5th Edition. University of Oregon Press, Eugene. null
Ochi, H., and Westerfield, M. (2007) Signaling networks that regulate muscle development: lessons from zebrafish. Development, Growth & Differentiation. 49(1):1-11
Ochi, H., Pearson, B.J., Chuang, P.T., Hammerschmidt, M., and Westerfield, M. (2006) Hhip regulates zebrafish muscle development by both sequestering Hedgehog and modulating localization of Smoothened. Developmental Biology. 297(1):127-140
Ramsay, J.M., Feist, G.W., Varga, Z.M., Westerfield, M., Kent, M.L., and Schreck, C.B. (2006) Whole-body cortisol is an indicator of crowding stress in adult zebrafish, Danio rerio. Aquaculture. 258(1-4):565-574
Peng, G., and Westerfield, M. (2006) Lhx5 promotes forebrain development and activates transcription of secreted Wnt antagonists. Development. 133(16):3191-3200
Sprague, J., Bayraktaroglu, L., Clements, D., Conlin, T., Fashena, D., Frazer, K., Haendel, M., Howe, D.G., Mani, P., Ramachandran, S., Schaper, K., Segerdell, E., Song, P., Sprunger, B., Taylor, S., Van Slyke, C.E., and Westerfield, M. (2006) The Zebrafish Information Network: the zebrafish model organism database. Nucleic Acids Res.. 34:D581-585
Nixon, S.J., Wegner, J., Ferguson, C., Méry, P.F., Hancock, J.F., Currie, P.D., Key, B., Westerfield, M., and Parton, R.G. (2005) Zebrafish as a model for caveolin-associated muscle disease; caveolin-3 is required for myofibril organization and muscle cell patterning. Hum. Mol. Genet.. 14(13):1727-1743
Dutta, S., Dietrich, J.E., Aspock, G., Burdine, R.D., Schier, A., Westerfield, M., and Varga, Z.M. (2005) pitx3 defines an equivalence domain for lens and anterior pituitary placode. Development. 132(7):1579-1590
Yan, Y.L., Willoughby, J., Liu, D., Crump, J.G., Wilson, C., Miller, C.T., Singer, A., Kimmel, C., Westerfield, M., and Postlethwait, J.H. (2005) A pair of Sox: distinct and overlapping functions of zebrafish sox9 co-orthologs in craniofacial and pectoral fin development. Development. 132(5):1069-1083
Wang-Buhler, J.L., Lee, S.J., Chung, W.G., Stevens, J.F., Tseng, H.P., Hseu, T.H., Hu, C.H., Westerfield, M., Yang, Y.H., Miranda, C.L., and Buhler, D.R. (2005) CYP2K6 from zebrafish (Danio rerio): Cloning, mapping, developmental/tissue expression, and aflatoxin B1 activation by baculovirus expressed enzyme. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology and Pharmacology. 140(2):207-219
Wiellette, E., Grinblat, Y., Austen, M., Hirsinger, E., Amsterdam, A., Walker, C., Westerfield, M., and Sive, H. (2004) Combined haploid and insertional mutation screen in the zebrafish. Genesis. 40(4):231-240
Hirsinger, E., Stellabotte, F., Devoto, S.H., and Westerfield, M. (2004) Hedgehog signaling is required for commitment but not initial induction of slow muscle precursors. Developmental Biology. 275(1):143-157
Hans, S., Liu, D., and Westerfield, M. (2004) Pax8 and Pax2a function synergistically in otic specification, downstream of the Foxi1 and Dlx3b transcription factors. Development. 131(20):5091-5102
Henrich, T., Ramialison, M., Segerdell, E., Westerfield, M., Furutani-Seiki, M., Wittbrodt, J., Kondoh, H. (2004) GSD: a genetic screen database. Mechanisms of Development. 121(7-8):959-963
Jensen, A.M., and Westerfield, M. (2004) Zebrafish Mosaic Eyes Is a Novel FERM Protein Required for Retinal Lamination and Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Tight Junction Formation. Current biology : CB. 14(8):711-717
Liu, D., Chu, H., Maves, L., Yan, Y.-L., Morcos, P.A., Postlethwait, J.H., and Westerfield, M. (2003) Fgf3 and Fgf8 dependent and independent transcription factors are required for otic placode specification. Development. 130(10):2213-2224
Sprague, J., Clements, D., Conlin, T., Edwards, P., Frazer, K., Schaper, K., Segerdell, E., Song, P., Sprunger, B., and Westerfield, M. (2003) The Zebrafish Information Network (ZFIN): the zebrafish model organism database. Nucleic Acids Res.. 31(1):241-243
Yan, Y.-L., Miller, C.T., Nissen, R.M., Singer, A., Liu, D., Kirn, A., Draper, B., Willoughby, J., Morcos, P.A., Amsterdam, A., Chung, B.-C., Westerfield, M., Haffter, P., Hopkins, N., Kimmel, C., and Postlethwait, J.H. (2002) A zebrafish sox9 gene required for cartilage morphogenesis. Development. 129(21):5065-5079
Jensen, A.M., Walker, C., and Westerfield, M. (2001) mosaic eyes: a zebrafish gene required in pigmented epithelium for apical localization of retinal cell division and lamination. Development. 128(1):95-105
Varga, Z.M., Amores, A., Lewis, K.E., Yan, Y.-L., Postlethwait, J.H., Eisen, J.S., and Westerfield, M. (2001) Zebrafish smoothened functions in ventral neural tube specification and axon tract formation. Development. 128(18):3497-3509
Hawkins, W.E., Clark, M.S., Shima, A., Walter, R.B., Winn, R.N., and Westerfield, M. (2001) Four resource centers for fishes: specifies, stocks, and services. Mar. Biotechnol.. 3:S239-S248
Jensen, A.M. and Westerfield, M. (2001) Zebrafish mosaic eyes gene is required for tight junction formation in the retinal pigmented epithelium. Developmental Biology. 235(1):181 (#46)
Hirsinger, E. and Westerfield, M. (2001) Segregation of zebrafish muscle lineages: lineage relationships and cellular commitment. Developmental Biology. 235(1):180 (#40)
Sprague, J., Doerry, E., Douglas, S., Westerfield, M., and ZFIN GRP, (Conlin, T., Clements, D., Edwards, P., Frazer, K., Schaper, K., Segerdell, E.) (2001) The Zebrafish Information Network (ZFIN): a resource for genetic, genomic and developmental research. Nucleic Acids Res.. 29(1):87-90
Whitlock, K.E. and Westerfield, M. (2000) The olfactory placodes of the zebrafish form by convergence of cellular fields at the edge of the neural plate. Development. 127(17):3645-3653
Westerfield, M. (2000) The Zebrafish Book. A Guide for the Laboratory Use of Zebrafish (Danio rerio), 4th Edition. University of Oregon Press, Eugene. null
Varga, Z.M., Wegner, J., and Westerfield, M. (1999) Anterior movement of ventral diencephalic precursors separates the primordial eye field in the neural plate and requires cyclops. Development. 126:5533-5546
Westerfield, M., Doerry, E., and Douglas, S. (1999) Zebrafish in the net. Trends Genet.. 15(6):248-249
Fashena, D. and Westerfield, M. (1999) Secondary motoneuron axons localize DM-GRASP on their fasciculated segments. J. Comp. Neurol.. 406(3):415-424
Appel, B., Fritz, A., Westerfield, M., Grunwald, D.J., Eisen, J.S., and Riley, B.B. (1999) Delta-mediated specification of midline cell fates in zebrafish embryos. Current biology : CB. 9:247-256
Westerfield, M., Doerry, E., Kirkpatrick, A.E., and Douglas, S.A. (1999) Zebrafish informatics and the ZFIN database. In The Zebrafish: Genetics and Genomics, H.W. Detrich, III, M. Westerfield, and L.I. Zon, eds., San Diego, CA: Academic Press, Methods Cell Biol.. 60:339-355
Detrich, H.W. III, Westerfield, M., and Zon, L.I., eds. (1999) The Zebrafish: Biology. San Diego: Academic Press, Methods Cell Biol.. 59:391
Detrich, H.W. III, Westerfield, M., and Zon, L.I. (1999) Overview of the zebrafish system. In The Zebrafish: Biology. H.W. Detrich, L.I. Zon, and M. Westerfield, eds. Meth. Cell. Biol.. 59:3-10
Detrich, H.W. III, Westerfield, M., and Zon, L.I., eds. (1999) The Zebrafish: Genetics and Genomics. San Diego: Academic Press. 60:407
Doerry, E., Douglas, S.A., Kirkpatrick, A.E., and Westerfield, M. (1998) The zebrafish information network project. Interactions. 3:69
Amores, A., Force, A., Yan, Y.-L. Joly, L., Amemiya, C., Fritz, A., Ho, R., Langeland, J., Prince, V., Wang, Y.-L., Westerfield, M., Ekker, M., and Postlethwait, J.H. (1998) Zebrafish hox clusters and vertebrate genome evolution. Science. 282:1711-1714
Whitlock, K.E. and Westerfield, M. (1998) A transient population of neurons pioneers the olfactory pathway in the zebrafish. J. Neurosci.. 18:8919-8927
Postlethwait, J.H, Yan, Y.-L., Gates, M.A., Horne, S., Amores, A., Brownlie, A., Donovan, A., Egan, E.S., Force, A., Gong, Z., Goutel, C., Fritz, A., Kelsh, R., Knapik, E., Liao, E., Paw, B., Ransom, D., Singer, A., Thomson, M., Abduljabbar, T.S., Yelick, P., Beier, D., Joly, J.-S., Larhammar, D., Rosa, F., Westerfield, M., Zon, L.I., Johnson, S.L., and Talbot, W.S. (1998) Vertebrate genome evolution and the zebrafish gene map. Nature Genetics. 18:345-349
Houart, C., M. Westerfield, and S.W. Wilson (1998) A small population of anterior cells patterns the forebrain during gastrulation. Nature. 391:788-792
Sepich, D.S., Wegner, J., O'Shea, S., and Westerfield, M. (1998) An altered intron inhibits synthesis of the acetylcholine receptor alpha-subunit in the paralyzed zebrafish mutant nic1. Genetics. 184:361-372
Doerry, E., Kirkpatrick, A.E., Douglas, S.A., and Westerfield, M. (1997) Task-centered Navigation in a Web-accessible Data Space. AACE/WebNet97 conference on WWW, Internet, and Intranet, Toronto, Canada, Nov. 1,1997. null
Melançon, E., Liu, D.W.C., Westerfield, M., and Eisen, J.S. (1997) Pathfinding by identified zebrafish motoneurons in the absence of muscle pioneers. J. Neurosci.. 17(20):7796-7804
Doerry, E., Douglas, S., Kirkpatrick, T., and Westerfield, M. (1997) Moving beyond html to create a multimedia database with user-centered design: a case study of a biological database. Tech. Report CIS-TR-97-02, Computer and Information Science Department, University of Oregon. null
Westerfield, M., E. Doerry, A.E. Kirkpatrick, W. Driever, and S.A. Douglas (1997) An on-line database for zebrafish development and genetics research. Sem. Cell Dev. Biol.. 8:477-488
Ekker, M., Akimenko, M.-A., Allende, M.L., Smith, R., Drouin, G., Langille, R.M., Weinberg, E.S., and Westerfield, M. (1997) Relationships among msx gene structure and function in zebrafish and other vertebrates. Mol. Biol. Evol.. 14:1008-1022
Fishman, M., D.Y. Stainier, R. Breitbart, and M. Westerfield (1997) Zebrafish: Genetic and embryological methods in a transparent vertebrate embryo. Meth. Cell. Biol.. 52:67-82
Doerry, E., Douglas, S.A., Kirkpatrick, A.E., and Westerfield, M. (1997) Participatory design for widely-distributed scientific communities. Proc. 3rd Conf. Human Factors and the Web. null
Du, S.J., S.H. Devoto, M. Westerfield, and R.T. Moon (1997) Positive and Negative Regulation of Muscle Cell Identity by Members of the hedgehog and TGF-β Gene Families. J. Cell Biol.. 139(1):145-156
Fritz, A., Rozowski, M., Walker, C., and Westerfield, M. (1996) Identification of selected gamma-ray induced deficiencies in zebrafish using multiplex polymerase chain reaction. Genetics. 144(4):1735-1745
Devoto, S.H., Melancon, E., Eisen, J.S., and Westerfield, M. (1996) Identification of separate slow and fast muscle precursor cells in vivo, prior to somite formation. Development. 122(11):3371-3380
Devoto, S.H., Melancon, E., Amacher, S.L., Eisen, J.S., and Westerfield, M. (1996) Influence of axial mesoderm on the development of slow muscle precursors. Developmental Biology. 175(2):386
Westerfield, M. (1995) The Zebrafish Book. A Guide for the Laboratory Use of Zebrafish (Danio rerio), 3rd Edition. Eugene, OR, University of Oregon Press,. null:385
Akimenko, M.A., Johnson, S.L., Westerfield, M., and Ekker, M. (1995) Differential induction of four msx homeobox genes during fin development and regeneration in zebrafish. Development. 121:347-357
Reinhard, E., Nedivi, E., Wegner, J., Skene, J.H.P., and Westerfield, M. (1994) Neural selective activation and temporal regulation of a mammalian GAP-43 promoter in zebrafish. Development. 120:1767-1775
Akimenko, M.A., Ekker, M., Wegner, J., Lin, W., and Westerfield, M. (1994) Combinatorial expression of three zebrafish genes related to distal-less: part of a homeobox gene code for the head. J. Neurosci.. 14:3475-3486
Sepich, D.S., Ho, R.K., and Westerfield, M. (1994) Autonomous expression of the nic1 acetylcholine receptor mutation in zebrafish muscle cells. Developmental Biology. 161:84-90
Westerfield, M., Akimenko, M.A., Ekker, M., and Püschel, A. (1993) Eyes, ears and homeobox genes in zebrafish embryos. In Molecular Basis of Morphogenesis, M. Bernfield, ed., New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Wiley-Liss Division. null:67-75
Westerfield, M. (1993) The Zebrafish Book; A Guide for the Laboratory Use of Zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio). University of Oregon Press, Eugene,2nd edition. null:300P
Westerfield, M., Stuart, G., and Wegner, J. (1993) Expression of foreign genes in zebrafish embryos. In Devel. Ind. Microbiol., Vol II, William C. Brown, ed., New York. null:658-665
Westerfield, M. and Liu, D.W. (1993) Cellular interactions regulating the formation of terminal arbors by primary motoneurons in the zebrafish. In Cell-Cell Signaling in Vertebrate Development, E. Robertson, F.R. Maxfield, and H.J. Vogel, eds., Academic Press. null:113-122
Liu, D.W. and Westerfield, M. (1992) Clustering of muscle acetylcholine receptors requires motoneurons in live embryos but not in cell culture. J. Neurosci.. 12:1859-1866
Goff, D.J., Galvin, K., Katz, H., Westerfield, M., Lander, E.S., and Tabin, C.J. (1992) Identification of polymorphic simple sequence repeats in the genome of the zebrafish. Genomics. 14:200-202
Westerfield, M. (1992) Motor axon pathfinding. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol.. 2:28-30
Püschel, A.W., Westerfield, M., and Dressler, G.R. (1992) Comparative analysis of Pax-2 protein distributions during neurulation in mice and zebrafish. Mechanisms of Development. 38:197-208
Ekker, M., Akimenko, M.A., BreMiller, R., and Westerfield, M. (1992) Regional expression of three homeobox transcripts in the inner ear of zebrafish embryos. Neuron. 9:27-35
Westerfield, M., Wegner, J., Jegalian, B.G., De Robertis, E.M., and Püschel, A.W. (1992) Specific activation of mammalian Hox promoters in mosaic transgenic zebrafish. Genes and Development. 6:591-598
Ekker, M., Fritz, A., and Westerfield, M. (1992) Identification of two families of satellite-like repetitive DNA sequences from the zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio). Genomics. 13:1169-1173
Westerfield, M. (1992) Zebrafish Hox and Pax genes. Neurosci. Facts. 3:3
Püschel, A.W., Gruss, P., and Westerfield, M. (1992) Sequence and expression pattern of pax-6 are highly conserved between zebrafish and mice. Development. 114:643-651
Ekker, M., Wegner, J., Akimenko, M.A., and Westerfield, M. (1992) Coordinate embryonic expression of three zebrafish engrailed genes. Development. 116:1001-1010
Westerfield, M., Wegner, J., Akimenko, M., Ekker, M., Eisen, J., and Halpern, M. (1991) A role for engrailed gene in zebrafish muscle patterning. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 17:761
Hatta, K., BreMiller, R.A., Westerfield, M., and Kimmel, C.B. (1991) Diversity of expression of engrailed-like antigens in zebrafish. Development. 112:821-832
Ekker, M., Akimenko, M.A., BreMiller, R., and Westerfield, M. (1991) Characterization of four homeobox genes expressed in zebrafish neural crest. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 17:924
Westerfield, M. (1990) Does the mesoderm induce Hox gene expression in the zebrafish nervous system?. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 16:302
Stuart, G.W., Vielkind, J.R., McMurray, J.V., and Westerfield, M. (1990) Stable lines of transgenic zebrafish exhibit reproducible patterns of transgene expression. Development. 109:577-584
Kimmel, C.B. and Westerfield, M. (1990) Primary neurons of the zebrafish. In Signal and Sense, G.M. Edelman, W.E. Gall, and M.W. Cowan, eds., New York: Wiley-Liss. null:561-588
Akimenko, M.A., Ekker, M., and Westerfield, M. (1990) Characterization of three zebrafish genes related to Hox-7. In Developmental Patterning of the Vertebrate Limb, J.R. Hinchliffe, J. Hurle and D. Summerbell, eds., New York: Plenum Press. null:61-63
Felsenfeld, A.L., Walker, C., Westerfield, M., Kimmel, C., and Streisinger, G. (1990) Mutations affecting skeletal muscle myofibril structure in the zebrafish. Development. 108:443-459
Metcalfe, W.K. and Westerfield, M. (1990) Primary motoneurons of the zebrafish. In Systems Approaches to Developmental Neurobiology, P.A. Raymond, S.S. Easter and G.M. Innocenti, eds., NATO ASI Series A,New York: Plenum Press. 192:41-47
Westerfield, M., Liu, D.W., Kimmel, C.B., and Walker, C. (1990) Pathfinding and synapse formation in a zebrafish mutant lacking functional acetylcholine receptors. Neuron. 4:867-874
Liu, D.W.C. and Westerfield, M. (1990) The formation of terminal fields in the absence of competitive interactions among primary motoneurons in the zebrafish. J. Neurosci.. 10:3947-3959
Liu, D.W. and Westerfield, M. (1989) Primary motoneurons instruct muscle acetylcholine receptor placement but receptors don't instruct motoneuronal synapse placement in live zebrafish. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 15:1262
Stuart, G.W., McMurray, J.V., and Westerfield, M. (1989) Germ-line transformation of the zebrafish. In Gene Transfer and Gene Therapy, A.L. Beaudet, R. Mulligan, and I. M. Verma, eds., New York, NY, USA: Alan R. Liss, Inc.. null:19-28
Debu B., Frost, D., Westerfield M., Eisen J.S. (1989) Patterning of primary motoneuron axonal outgrowth by extracellular matrix molecules in zebrafish embryos. Soc. Dev. Biol. Mtg. Abstr. null
Hanneman, E. and Westerfield, M. (1989) Early expression of acetylcholinesterase activity in functionally distinct neurons of the zebrafish. J. Comp. Neurol.. 284:350-361
Westerfield, M. (1989) Establishment of cell-specific differences among primary motoneurons in the zebrafish. In The Assembly of the Nervous System. Landmesser, L.T., ed., New York, NY, USA: Alan R. Liss, Inc.. null:189-198
Westerfield, M. (1989) The Zebrafish Book; A Guide for the Laboratory Use of Zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio). University of Oregon Press, Eugene. null
Grunwald, D.J., Kimmel, C.B., Westerfield, M., Walker, C., and Streisinger, G. (1988) A neural degeneration mutation that spares primary neurons in the zebrafish. Developmental Biology. 126:115-128
Liu, D.W. and Westerfield, M. (1988) Function of identified motoneurones and co-ordination of primary and secondary motor systems during zebra fish swimming. J. Physiol. Lond.. 403:73-89
Frost, D., Debu B., Eisen J.S., and Westerfield M. (1988) Axonal outgrowth in embryonic zebrafish is perturbed by ectopic localization of fibronectin in vivo. Soc. Dev. Biol. Mtg. Abstr. null
Hanneman, E., Trevarrow, B., Metcalfe, W.K., Kimmel, C.B., and Westerfield, M. (1988) Segmental pattern of development of the hindbrain and spinal cord of the zebrafish embryo. Development. 103:49-58
Westerfield, M. and Eisen, J.S. (1988) Neuromuscular specificity: pathfinding by identified motor growth cones in a vertebrate embryo. Trends Neurosci.. 11:18-22
Stuart, G.W., McMurray, J.V., and Westerfield, M. (1988) Germ-line transformation of the zebrafish Brachydanio-rerio. J. Cell. Biochem.. (Suppl.) 12:195
Bass, M.B. and Westerfield, M. (1988) Purification of neuron-specific antigens from zebrafish. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 14:1267
Stuart, G.W., McMurray, J.V., and Westerfield, M. (1988) Replication, integration and stable germ-line transmission of foreign sequences injected into early zebrafish embryos. Development. 103:403-412
Westerfield, M. (1987) Substrate interactions affecting motor growth cone guidance during development and regeneration. Journal of Experimental Biology. 132:161-176
Westerfield, M., Kimmel, C.B., and Walker, C. (1987) Normal pathfinding by pioneer motor growth cones in mutant zebrafish lacking functional acetylcholine receptors. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 13:5
Liu, D.W. and Westerfield, M. (1987) The formation of terminal fields by identified motoneurons in the zebrafish. Anim. Behav.. 35:1875-1882
Westerfield, M. and Eisen, J.S. (1987) Common mechanisms of growth cone guidance during axonal pathfinding. In From Message to Mind: New Directions in the Developmental Neurobiology, Sinauer Assoc.. null:110-120
Eisen, J.S., Myers, P.Z., and Westerfield, M. (1986) Pathway selection by growth cones of identified motoneurones in live zebra fish embryos. Nature. 320(6059):269-271
Frost, D. and Westerfield, M. (1986) Axonal outgrowth of embryonic zebrafish neurons is promoted by laminin and inhibited by fibronectin. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 12:1114
Liu, D. and Westerfield, M. (1986) Coactivation of two motor systems in the zebrafish. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 2:790
Westerfield, M., Eisen, J.S., Myers, P.Z., McMurray, J.V., and Kimmel, C.B. (1986) Early neurogenesis in the zebrafish. Proc. Int. Union Physiol. Sci.. 16:20
Westerfield, M., McMurray, J.V., and Eisen, J.S. (1986) Identified motoneurons and their innervation of axial muscles in the zebrafish. J. Neurosci.. 6:2267-2277
Myers, P.Z., Eisen, J.S., and Westerfield, M. (1986) Development and axonal outgrowth of identified motoneurons in the zebrafish. J. Neurosci.. 6:2278-2289
Felsenfeld, A. and Westerfield, M. (1986) Normal pathfinding and synapse formation by motoneurons in a non-motile mutant zebrafish embryo. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 147:12
Kimmel, C.B., Grunwald, D.J., Walker, C., Westerfield, M., and Streisinger, G. (1985) Neuronal degeneration mutations that spare primary neurons in the zebrafish. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 11:647
Westerfield, M. and Eisen, J.S. (1985) The growth of motor axons in the spinal cord of Xenopus embryos. Developmental Biology. 109:96-121
Eisen, J.S., Myers, P.Z., and Westerfield, M. (1985) Functional interactions between identified growth cones and muscles in embryonic zebrafish. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 11:586
Westerfield, M., Myers, P.Z., and Eisen, J.S. (1984) Polyneuronal and intersegmental innervation of body muscles in the zebrafish. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 10:371
Hanneman, E. and Westerfield, M. (1984) Identified neurons produce acetylcholinesterase before they sprout axons in the zebrafish. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 10:1043
Eisen, J.S., Myers, P.Z., and Westerfield, M. (1984) Segmentally specific growth of motor axons in live zebrafish embryos. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.. 10:371

NON-ZEBRAFISH PUBLICATIONS
Westerfield, M., and J.S. Eisen. (1985). The growth of motor axons in the spinal cord of Xenopus embryos. Devel. Biol. 109:96-121.

Powell, S.L., and M. Westerfield. (1984). The absence of specific dye coupling among frog spinal cord neurons. Brain Res. 294:9-14.

Westerfield, M., and S.L. Powell. (1983). Selective reinnervation of limb muscles by regenerating frog motor axons. Devel. Brain Res. 10:301-304.

Frank, E., and M. Westerfield. (1983). Development of sensory-motor synapses in the spinal cord of the frog. J. Physiol. (Lond.) 343:593-610.

Moore, J.W., N. Stockbridge and M. Westerfield. (1983). On the site of impulse initiation in a neurone. J. Physiol. (Lond.) 336:301-311.

Moore, J.W., and M. Westerfield. (1983). Action potential propagation and threshold parameters in inhomogeneous regions of squid axons. J. Physiol. (Lond.) 336:285-300.

Westerfield, M., and E. Frank. (1982). Specificity of electrical coupling among neurons innervating forelimb muscles of the adult bullfrog. J. Neurophysiol. 48:904-913.

Westerfield., M., and R.W. Joyner. (1982). Postsynaptic factors controlling the shape of potentials at the squid giant synapse.
Neuroscience. 7:1367-1376.

Frank, E., and M. Westerfield. (1982). The formation of appropriate central and peripheral connexions by foreign sensory neurones of the bullfrog. J. Physiol. (Lond.) 324:495-505.

Frank, E., and M. Westerfield. (1982). Synaptic organization of sensory and motor neurones innervating triceps brachii muscles in the bullfrog. J. Physiol. (Lond.) 324:479-494.

Joyner, R.W., and M. Westerfield. (1982). The effects of rectification on synaptic efficacy. Biophys. J. 38:3946.

Westerfield, M. and H.D. Lux. (1982). Calcium activated potassium conductance noise in snail neurons. J. Neurobiol. 12:507-517.

Gage, P.W., J.W. Moore and M. Westerfield. (1976) An octopus toxin,
maculotoxin, selectively blocks sodium current in squid axon.
J. Physiol. (Lond.). 259:427-443.

Joyner, R.W., M. Westerfield and J.W. Moore. (1980). The effects of cellular geometry on current flow during action potential propagation. Biophys. J. 31:183-194.

Westerfield, M., J.W. Moore, Y.S. Kim and G. Padilla. (1977). How Gymnodinium breve red tide toxin produces repetitive firing in squid axons. Amer. J. Physiol. 232:23-29.

Westerfield, M., and H.D. Lux. (1979). Two components of membrane conductance noise in snail neuronal somata. Neurosci. Lett. 11:75-80.

Westerfield, M., R.W. Joyner and J.W. Moore. (1978). Temperature sensitive conduction failure at axon branch points. J. Neurophysiol. 41:1-8.

Joyner, R.W., M. Westerfield, J.W. Moore and N. Stockbridge. (1978). A
numerical method to model excitable cells. Biophys. J. 22:155-170.

Ramon, F., J.W. Moore, R.W. Joyner and M. Westerfield (1976) Squid giant axon as a model for the neuron soma? Biophys. J. 16:953-963.

Kim, Y.S., L. Mandel, M. Westerfield, G. Padilla and J.W. Moore. (1975) Effect of Gymnodinium breve toxin(s) on frog skin and giant axon of the squid. Environ. Lett. 9:255-264.