Department of Zoology

Yoshinori Tomoyasu
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. National Institute for Basic Biology 2001
evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo), cell biology

Office:
252 PSN
Phone:
529-3126
Email:
tomoyay@muohio.edu

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Office Hours:
  Monday . . . .
  Tuesday . . . . 9:30 - 10:30
  Wednesday . .
  Thursday. . . . 9:30 - 10:30
  Friday. . . . . . Others by appt

Biographical Information:

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Courses Taught:

  1. Molecular Biology (ZOO 444/544)
  2. Graduate Seminar (ZOO 710 Develoment and Evolution)


Recent Publications:

  1. Tomoyasu, Y*., Arakane, Y., Kramer, K.J., Denell, R.E. Repeated Co-options of Exoskeleton Formation during Wing-to-Elytron Evolution in Beetles. Current Biology. 19 (24), (2009) *corresponding author

  2. Lommen, S.T.E., Saenko, S.V., Tomoyasu, Y., Brakefield P.M. Development of a wingless morph in the ladybird beetle, Adalia bipunctata. Evolution & Development, 11(3):278-89 (2009)

  3. Miller, S.C., Brown, S.J., Tomoyasu, Y*. Larval RNAi in Drosophila? Development Genes and Evolution. Sep; 218(9):505-10 (2008) *corresponding author

  4. Shippy, T.D., Tomoaysu, Y., Nie, W., Brown, S.J., Denell, R.E. Do teashirt family genes specify trunk identity?: Insights from the single tiptop/teashirt homolog of Tribolium castaneum. Development Genes and Evolution. 218 (3-4), 141-152 (2008)

  5. Tribolium Genome Sequencing Consortium*, The first genome sequence of a beetle, Tribolium castaneum, a model for insect development and pest biology. Nature. 452 (7190), 949-55 (2008)*leading role in the RNAi section, and also a major contributor in the developmental biology section.