Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Biological Science Faculty Member

Dr. James M. Fadool

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Dr. James M. Fadool

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Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1992 PostDoc, Harvard University
Graduate Faculty Status

Research and Professional Interests:

Developmental Biology: Genetic and cellular mechanisms regulating the development and degenerative diseases of the vertebrate retina. 

Selected Publications:

Saade, C. J., K. Alvarez-Delfin, and J. M. Fadool (2013) Rod photoreceptors protect from cone degeneration-induced retinal remodeling and restore visual responses in zebrafish.. J Neurosci 33: 1804-1814.
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Morris, A. C., M. A. Forbes-Osborne, L. S. Pillai, and J. M. Fadool (2011) Microarray analysis of XOPS-mCFP zebrafish retina identifies genes associated with rod photoreceptor degeneration and regeneration.. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 52: 2255-2266.
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Alvarez-Delfin, K., A. C. Morris, C. D. Snelson, J. T. Gamse, T. Gupta, F. L. Marlow, M. C. Mullins, H. A. Burgess, M. Granato, and J. M. Fadool (2009) Tbx2b is required for ultraviolet photoreceptor cell specification during zebrafish retinal development. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 106: 2023-2028.
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Morris, A. C., T. L. Scholz, S. E. Brockerhoff, and J. M. Fadool (2008) Genetic dissection reveals two separate pathways for rod and cone regeneration in the teleost retina. Dev Neurobiol. 68: 605-619.
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Stearns, G., M. Evangelista, J. M. Fadool, and S. E. Brockerhoff (2007) A mutation in the cone-specific pde6 gene causes rapid cone photoreceptor degeneration in zebrafish. J Neurosci. 27: 13866-74.
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Vihtelic, T. S., F. J. M, T. K. A, and H. D. R (2005) Expressed sequence tag analysis of zebrafish eye tissues for NEIBank. . Mol Vision 13: 1083-1100.
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Morris, A. C., S. E. H, W. R. O, and F. J. M (2005) Cone survival despite rod degeneration in XOPS-mCFP transgenic zebrafish.. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 46: 4762-71.
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DeCarvalho, A. C., S. Cappendijk, and J. M. Fadool (2004) Expression of the Pou domain transcription factor, Brn3b in the lateral line and retina of zebrafish. Dev. Dynamics 229: 869-876.
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Fadool, J. M. (2003) Development of a rod photoreceptor mosaic revealed in transgenic zebrafish. Dev. Biol. 258: 277-290.
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McCune, A. R., R. C. Fuller, A. A. Aquilina, R. M. Dawley, J. M. Fadool, D. Houle, J. Travis, and A. S. Kondrashov (2002) A low genomic number of recessive lethals in natural populations of bluefin killifish and zebrafish. Science 296: 2398-401.
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Fadool, J. M., D. L. Hartl, and J. E. Dowling (1998) Transposition of the mariner element from Drosophila mauritiana in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95: 5182-5186.
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Fadool, J. M., S. E. Brockerhoff, G. A. Hyatt, and J. E. Dowling (1997) Mutations affecting eye morphology in the developing zebrafish (Danio rerio). Dev. Genetics 20: 288-295.
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Graduate Students:

Arambarri, Lorea
Zelinka, Chris

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