Edwin Chip L. Ferguson

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
embryonic dorsal/ventral patterning, stem cell maintenance
"Edwin L. Ferguson" OR "Chip Ferguson"


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H. Robert Horvitz grad student 1985 MIT (Neurotree)
 (The genetic analysis of the vulval cell lineages of Caenorhabditis elegans.)
Kathryn V. Anderson post-doc 1987-1992 UC Berkeley


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Michele Markstein grad student 1996-2000 Chicago
Yu-Chiun Wang grad student 1999-2006 Chicago
Wen Lu grad student 2010 Chicago (Anatomy Tree)
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Kwan CW, Gavin-Smyth J, Ferguson EL, et al. (2016) Functional evolution of a morphogenetic gradient. Elife. 5
Gavin-Smyth J, Ferguson EL. (2014) zen and the art of phenotypic maintenance: canalization of embryonic dorsal-ventral patterning in Drosophila. Fly. 8: 170-5
Gavin-Smyth J, Wang YC, Butler I, et al. (2013) A genetic network conferring canalization to a bistable patterning system in Drosophila. Current Biology : Cb. 23: 2296-302
Lu W, Casanueva MO, Mahowald AP, et al. (2012) Niche-associated activation of rac promotes the asymmetric division of Drosophila female germline stem cells. Plos Biology. 10: e1001357
Gavin-Smyth J, Ferguson E. (2011) Characterization of the feedback circuit driving robust BMP signaling during embryonic dorsal–ventral patterning in Drosophila Developmental Biology. 356: 207-208
Yu H, Seah A, Herman MA, et al. (2009) Wnt and EGF pathways act together to induce C. elegans male hook development. Developmental Biology. 327: 419-32
Wang YC, Ferguson EL. (2005) Spatial bistability of Dpp-receptor interactions during Drosophila dorsal-ventral patterning. Nature. 434: 229-34
Casanueva MO, Ferguson EL. (2004) Germline stem cell number in the Drosophila ovary is regulated by redundant mechanisms that control Dpp signaling. Development (Cambridge, England). 131: 1881-90
Podos SD, Hanson KK, Wang YC, et al. (2001) The DSmurf ubiquitin-protein ligase restricts BMP signaling spatially and temporally during Drosophila embryogenesis. Developmental Cell. 1: 567-78
Decotto E, Ferguson EL. (2001) A positive role for Short gastrulation in modulating BMP signaling during dorsoventral patterning in the Drosophila embryo. Development (Cambridge, England). 128: 3831-41
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