John B. Thomas


Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

John B. Thomas
Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Publications

List of Publications

Hughes, C.L. and Thomas, J.B. (2007). A sensory feedback circuit coordinates muscle activity in Drosophila. Mol. Cell. Neurosci. 35: 383-396.

Boyle, M., Nighorn, A. and Thomas, J.B. (2006). Drosophila Eph receptor guides specific axon branches of mushroom body neurons. Development 133: 1845-1854.

Yoshikawa, S. and Thomas, J.B. (2004). Secreted cell signaling molecules in axon guidance. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 14: 45-50.

Yoshikawa S., McKinnon, R.D., Kokel M. and Thomas, J.B. (2003). Wnt-mediated axon guidance via the Drosophila Derailed receptor. Nature 422: 583-588.

van Meyel, D.J., Thomas, J.B. and Agulnick, A.D. (2003). Ssdp proteins bind to LIM-interacting cofactors and regulate the activity of LIM-homeodomain protein complexes in vivo. Development 130: 1915-1925.

van Meyel, D.J., O'Keefe, D.D., Jurata, L.W., Thor. S., Gill, G.N. and Thomas, J.B. (2000). Chip is an essential cofactor for Apterous in the regulation of axon guidance in Drosophila. Development 127: 1823-1831.

Bonkowsky, J.L., Yoshikawa, S., O'Keefe, D.D., Scully, A.L. and Thomas, J.B. (1999). Axon routing across the midline controlled by the Drosophila Derailed receptor. Nature 402: 540-544.

Thor, S., Andersson, S.G.E., Tomlinson, A. and Thomas, J.B. (1999). A LIM homeodomain combinatorial code for motor neuron pathway selection. Nature 397: 76-80.


BA, Biology, Washington University
PhD, Biology, Yale University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Awards & Honors

  • 1988 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
  • 1989-1993 Pew Scholar
  • 1991-1993 March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Scholar
  • Editorial boards of Neuron and Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience