ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-970318-3
Asch, William S.
Email: wasch@ccmail.sunysb.edu
Address: Schechter Research Group HSC T10 Rm 050 Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 11794 USA
Phone: (516) 444-3425
Fax: (516) 444-7534

*** no longer involved in zebrafish research ***

In the lab we are studying the function of neurofilament proteins during zebrafish embryogenesis.

Asch, W.S. (2001) Studies on the zebrafish neuronal intermediate filament protein plasticin : implications for axonal flexibility. Ph.D. Thesis. :184p
Asch, W.S. and Schechter, N. (2000) Plasticin, a type III neuronal intermediate filament protein, assembles as an obligate heteropolymer: Implications for axonal flexibility. Journal of neurochemistry. 75(4):1475-1486
Leake, D., Asch, W.S., Canger, A.K., and Schechter, N. (1999) Gefiltin in zebrafish embryos: sequential gene expression of two neurofilament proteins in retinal ganglion cells. Differentiation; research in biological diversity. 65(4):181-189
Canger, A.K., Passini, M.A., Asch, W.S., Leake, D., Zafonte, B.T., Glasgow, E., and Schechter, N. (1998) Restricted expression of the neuronal intermediate filament protein plasticin during zebrafish development. The Journal of comparative neurology. 399:561-572
Asch, W.S., Leake, D., Canger, A.K., Passini, M.A., Argenton, F., and Schechter, N. (1998) Cloning of zebrafish neurofilament cDNAs for Plasticin and Gefiltin: increased mRNA expression in ganglion cells after optic nerve injury. Journal of neurochemistry. 71:20-32
Passini, M.A., Kurtzman, A.L., Canger, A.K., Asch, W.S., Wray, G.A., Raymond, P.A., and Schechter, N. (1998) Cloning of zebrafish vsx1: expression of a paired-like homeobox gene during CNS development. Developmental genetics. 23:128-141