ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-080125-1
Balciunas, Darius
Email: darius@Temple.edu
Affiliation: Balciunas Lab Temple
and also: Balciunas Lab Vilnius
Address: Department of Biology Temple University 435 Biology- Life Sciences Building 1900 North 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 USA
Country: United States
Phone: 215-204-1611
Fax: 215-204-6646


Cunningham, C.M., Bellipanni, G., Habas, R., Balciunas, D. (2020) Deletion of morpholino binding sites (DeMOBS) to assess specificity of morphant phenotypes. Scientific Reports. 10:15366
Ichino, N., Serres, M.R., Urban, R.M., Urban, M.D., Treichel, A.J., Schaefbauer, K.J., Greif, L.E., Varshney, G.K., Skuster, K.J., McNulty, M.S., Daby, C.L., Wang, Y., Liao, H.K., El-Rass, S., Ding, Y., Liu, W., Anderson, J.L., Wishman, M.D., Sabharwal, A., Schimmenti, L.A., Sivasubbu, S., Balciunas, D., Hammerschmidt, M., Farber, S.A., Wen, X.Y., Xu, X., McGrail, M., Essner, J.J., Burgess, S.M., Clark, K.J., Ekker, S.C. (2020) Building the vertebrate codex using the gene breaking protein trap library. eLIFE. 9:
Wierson, W.A., Welker, J.M., Almeida, M.P., Mann, C.M., Webster, D.A., Torrie, M.E., Weiss, T.J., Kambakam, S., Vollbrecht, M.K., Lan, M., McKeighan, K.C., Levey, J., Ming, Z., Wehmeier, A., Mikelson, C.S., Haltom, J.A., Kwan, K.M., Chien, C.B., Balciunas, D., Ekker, S.C., Clark, K.J., Webber, B.R., Moriarity, B.S., Solin, S.L., Carlson, D.F., Dobbs, D.L., McGrail, M., Essner, J. (2020) Efficient targeted integration directed by short homology in zebrafish and mammalian cells. eLIFE. 9:
Tomar, D., Jaña, F., Dong, Z., Quinn, W.J., Jadiya, P., Breves, S.L., Daw, C.C., Srikantan, S., Shanmughapriya, S., Nemani, N., Carvalho, E., Tripathi, A., Worth, A.M., Zhang, X., Razmpour, R., Seelam, A., Rhode, S., Mehta, A.V., Murray, M., Slade, D., Ramirez, S.H., Mishra, P., Gerhard, G.S., Caplan, J., Norton, L., Sharma, K., Rajan, S., Balciunas, D., Wijesinghe, D.S., Ahima, R.S., Baur, J.A., Madesh, M. (2019) Blockade of MCU-Mediated Ca2+ Uptake Perturbs Lipid Metabolism via PP4-Dependent AMPK Dephosphorylation. Cell Reports. 26:3709-3725.e7
Burg, L., Palmer, N., Kikhi, K., Miroshnik, E.S., Rueckert, H., Gaddy, E., MacPherson Cunningham, C., Mattonet, K., Lai, S.L., Marín-Juez, R., Waring, R.B., Stainier, D.Y.R., Balciunas, D. (2018) Conditional mutagenesis by oligonucleotide-mediated integration of loxP sites in zebrafish. PLoS Genetics. 14:e1007754
Grajevskaja, V., Camerota, D., Bellipanni, G., Balciuniene, J., Balciunas, D. (2018) Analysis of a conditional gene trap reveals that tbx5a is required for heart regeneration in zebrafish. PLoS One. 13:e0197293
Burg, L., Zhang, K., Bonawitz, T., Grajevskaja, V., Bellipanni, G., Waring, R., Balciunas, D. (2016) Internal epitope tagging informed by relative lack of sequence conservation. Scientific Reports. 6:36986
Ni, J., Wangensteen, K.J., Nelsen, D., Balciunas, D., Skuster, K.J., Urban, M.D., Ekker, S.C. (2016) Active recombinant Tol2 transposase for gene transfer and gene discovery applications. Mobile DNA. 7:6
Hadzhiev, Y., Miguel-Escalada, I., Balciunas, D., Müller, F. (2016) Testing of Cis-Regulatory Elements by Targeted Transgene Integration in Zebrafish Using PhiC31 Integrase. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 1451:81-91
Seiler, C., Gebhart, N., Zhang, Y., Shinton, S.A., Li, Y.S., Ross, N.L., Liu, X., Li, Q., Bilbee, A.N., Varshney, G.K., LaFave, M.C., Burgess, S.M., Balciuniene, J., Balciunas, D., Hardy, R.R., Kappes, D.J., Wiest, D.L., Rhodes, J. (2015) Mutagenesis Screen Identifies agtpbp1 and eps15L1 as Essential for T lymphocyte Development in Zebrafish. PLoS One. 10:e0131908
Burg, L., Gill, R., Balciuniene, J., Balciunas, D. (2014) SideRack: A Cost-Effective Addition to Commercial Zebrafish Housing Systems. Zebrafish. 11:167-72
Malafoglia, V., Colasanti, M., Raffaeli, W., Balciunas, D., Giordano, A., and Bellipanni, G. (2014) Extreme thermal noxious stimuli induce pain responses in zebrafish larvae. Journal of Cellular Physiology. 229(3):300-8
Balciuniene, J., and Balciunas, D. (2013) Expression Pattern from Gal4 gene trap screen. ZFIN Direct Data Submission.
Grajevskaja, V., Balciuniene, J., and Balciunas, D. (2013) Chicken β-globin insulators fail to shield the nkx2.5 promoter from integration site effects in zebrafish. Molecular genetics and genomics : MGG. 288(12):717-25
Balciuniene, J., and Balciunas, D. (2013) Gene trapping using gal4 in zebrafish. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (79):e50113
Balciuniene, J., Nagelberg, D., Walsh, K., Camerota, D., Georlette, D., Biemar, F., Bellipanni, G., and Balciunas, D. (2013) Efficient disruption of Zebrafish genes using a Gal4-containing gene trap. BMC Genomics. 14(1):619
Bedell, V.M., Person, A.D., Larson, J.D., McLoon, A., Balciunas, D., Clark, K.J., Neff, K.I., Nelson, K.E., Bill, B.R., Schimmenti, L.A., Beiraghi, S., and Ekker, S.C. (2012) The lineage-specific gene ponzr1 is essential for zebrafish pronephric and pharyngeal arch development. Development (Cambridge, England). 139(4):793-804
Clark, K.J., Balciunas, D., Pogoda, H.M., Ding, Y., Westcot, S.E., Bedell, V.M., Greenwood, T.M., Urban, M.D., Skuster, K.J., Petzold, A.M., Ni, J., Nielsen, A.L., Patowary, A., Scaria, V., Sivasubbu, S., Xu, X., Hammerschmidt, M., and Ekker, S.C. (2011) In vivo protein trapping produces a functional expression codex of the vertebrate proteome. Nature Methods. 8(6):506-512
Rehn, K., Wong, K.S., Balciunas, D., and Sumanas, S. (2011) Zebrafish enhancer trap line recapitulates embryonic aquaporin 1a expression pattern in vascular endothelial cells. The International journal of developmental biology. 55(6):613-618
Petzold, A.M., Bedell, V.M., Boczek, N.J., Essner, J.J., Balciunas, D., Clark, K.J., and Ekker, S.C. (2010) SCORE imaging: specimen in a corrected optical rotational enclosure. Zebrafish. 7(2):149-154
Petzold, A.M., Balciunas, D., Sivasubbu, S., Clark, K.J., Bedell, V.M., Westcot, S.E., Myers, S.R., Moulder, G.L., Thomas, M.J., and Ekker, S.C. (2009) Nicotine response genetics in the zebrafish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106(44):18662-18667
Bill, B.R., Balciunas, D., McCarra, J.A., Young, E.D., Xiong, T., Spahn, A.M., Garcia-Lecea, M., Korzh, V., Ekker, S.C., and Schimmenti, L.A. (2008) Development and notch signaling requirements of the zebrafish choroid plexus. PLoS One. 3(9):e3114
Sivasubbu, S., Balciunas, D., Amsterdam, A.,and Ekker, S.C. (2007) Insertional mutagenesis strategies in zebrafish. Genome biology. 8(1):S9
Balciunas, D., Wangensteen, K.J., Wilber, A., Bell, J., Geurts, A., Sivasubbu, S., Wang, X., Hackett, P.B., Largaespada, D.A., McIvor, R.S., and Ekker, S.C. (2006) Harnessing a High Cargo-Capacity Transposon for Genetic Applications in Vertebrates. PLoS Genetics. 2(11):e169
Sivasubbu, S., Balciunas, D., Davidson, A.E., Pickart, M.A., Hermanson, S.B., Wangensteen, K.J., Wolbrink, D.C., and Ekker, S.C. (2006) Gene-breaking transposon mutagenesis reveals an essential role for histone H2afza in zebrafish larval development. Mechanisms of Development. 123(7):513-529
Balciunas, D., and Ekker, S.C. (2005) Trapping Fish Genes with Transposons. Zebrafish. 1(4):335-341
Balciunas, D., Davidson, A.E., Sivasubbu, S., Hermanson, S.B., Welle, Z., and Ekker, S.C. (2004) Enhancer trapping in zebrafish using the Sleeping Beauty transposon. BMC Genomics. 5(1):62
Hermanson, S., Davidson, A.E., Sivasubbu, S., Balciunas, D., and Ekker, S.C. (2004) Sleeping Beauty transposon for efficient gene delivery. The Zebrafish: Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, 2nd ed., Methods Cell Biol.. 77:349-362
Davidson, A.E., Balciunas, D., Mohn, D., Shaffer, J., Hermanson, S., Sivasubbu, S., Cliff, M.P., Hackett, P.B., and Ekker, S.C. (2003) Efficient gene delivery and gene expression in zebrafish using the Sleeping Beauty transposon. Developmental Biology. 263(2):191-202