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Kenro Kusumi

Professor, Associate Dean and Director
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
Associate Dean of Strategic Partnerships
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
Biography

 

Kenro Kusumi is professor and director of the School of Life Sciences and associate dean of strategic partnerships in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He received his BA from Harvard University and PhD from MIT, and he carried out postdoctoral training at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. Prior to coming to ASU, Professor Kusumi taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he served as director of pediatric orthopaedic basic research. At ASU, he has served as director of the molecular and cellular biology interdisciplinary graduate program and interim associate director of graduate programs in the School of Life Sciences. Professor Kusumi is also adjunct faculty at The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in downtown Phoenix, and he helped to launch the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix in 2006, where he continues as faculty in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences. 

Research of the Kusumi Lab focuses on using genomic technologies to address biomedical and environmental challenges. His group together with ASU colleagues and external partners have established ASU as a center for studies of regeneration, focusing on understanding the ability of reptiles to regrow appendages and complex tissues including the spinal cord, cartilage, blood vessels, and muscle. Continuing earlier work, Professor Kusumi focuses on the interplay between genes and environment in developmental disorders such as scoliosis. Recently, his group and ASU colleagues have used next-generation technologies to decipher the genome of the desert tortoise, a hallmark species of the southwest that is threatened with habitat loss and disease, and are using genomic approaches to study wildlife on the Baja California peninsula.

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Education
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Hitchins-Elion Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute for Medical Research, Medical Research Council, London, UK 1998-2000
  • Ph.D. Dept. of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1997
  • B.A. Harvard College, Harvard University 1988
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Conserving the Mojave Desert Tortoise
Research Interests

Research of the Kusumi Lab focuses on using genomic technologies to address biomedical and environmental challenges. His group together with local colleagues and external partners have established ASU as a center for studies of regeneration, focusing on understanding the ability of reptiles to regrow appendages and complex tissues including the spinal cord, cartilage, blood vessels, and muscle. Continuing earlier work, the Kusumi Lab focuses on the interplay between genes and environment in developmental disorders such as scoliosis. Recently, his group and ASU colleagues have used next-generation technologies to decipher the genome of the desert tortoise, a hallmark species of the southwest that is threatened with habitat loss and disease, and they are using genomic approaches to study the evolution of wildlife of the Baja California peninsula.

Publications
  • Kusumi K, Kulathinal RJ, Abzhanov A, Boissinot S, Crawford NG, Faircloth BC, Glenn TC, Losos JB, Menke DB, Poe S, Sanger TJ, Schneider C, Stapley J, Wade J, Wilson-Rawls J†. Developing a community-based genetic nomenclature for anole lizards. BMC Genomics 2011, 12:554 (11 November 2011). doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-554
  • Fisher RE, Smith HF, Kusumi K, Tassone EE, Rawls A, Wilson-Rawls J. Mutations in the notch pathway alter the patterning of multifidus. Anat Rec. 2012 Jan;295(1):32-9. Epub 2011 Nov 18. doi: 10.1002/ar.21488.
  • Eckalbar WL, Lasku E, Infante CR, Elsey RM, Markov GJ, Allen AN, Corneveaux JJ, Losos JB, Denardo DF, Huentelman MJ, Wilson-Rawls J, Rawls A, Kusumi K. Somitogenesis in the anole lizard and alligator reveals evolutionary convergence and divergence in the amniote segmentation clock. Dev Biol. 2012 Mar 1;363(1):308-19. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2011.11.021
  • Sparrow DB, Chapman G, Smith AJ, Mattar MZ, Major JA, O’Reilly VC, Zackai EH, Dormans JP, Alman BA, McGregor L, Thompson E, Saga Y, Kageyama R, Kusumi K, Dunwoodie SL. A mechanism for gene-environment interaction in the etiology of congenital scoliosis. Cell. 2012 Apr 13;149(2):295-306. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.02.054
  • Ritzman TB, Stroik LK, Julik E, Hutchins ED, Lasku E, DeNardo DF, Wilson-Rawls J, Rawls JA, Kusumi K, Fisher RE. The gross anatomy of the original and regenerated tail in the green anole (Anolis carolinensis). Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2012 Jul 2;295(10):1596-1608. doi: 10.1002/ar.22524.
  • Fisher RE, Geiger LA, Stroik LK, Hutchins ED, George RM, DeNardo DF, Kusumi K, Rawls JA, Wilson-Rawls J. A histological comparison of the original and regenerated tail in the green anole, Anolis carolinensis. Anat Rec. 2012 Aug 29;295(10):1609-1619. doi: 10.1002/ar.22537
  • Eckalbar WL, Hutchins ED, Markov GJ, Allen AN, Corneveaux JJ, Lindblad-Toh, K, Di Palma F, Alföldi J, Huentelman MJ, Kusumi K. Genome reannotation of the lizard Anolis carolinensis based on 14 adult and embryonic deep transcriptomes. BMC Genomics, 2013 Jan 23;14:49. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-49
  • Hutchins ED, Markov GJ, Eckalbar WL, George RM, King J, Tokuyama MA, Geiger L, Emmert N, Ammar M, Allen A, Siniard A, Corneveaux JJ, Fisher RE, Wade J, DeNardo DF, Rawls JA, Huentelman MJ, Wilson-Rawls J, Kusumi K. Transcriptomic Analysis of Tail Regeneration in the Lizard Anolis carolinensis Reveals Activation of Conserved Vertebrate Developmental and Repair Mechanisms. PLoS ONE, 2014 Aug 20 9(8): e105004. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105004
  • Edwards T, Tollis M, Hsieh P-H, Gutenkunst RN, Liu Z, Kusumi K, Culver M, Murphy RW. Assessing models of speciation under different biogeographic scenarios: an empirical study using multi-locus and RNA-seq analyses. Ecol Evol. 2016 doi: 10.1002/ece3.1865
  • Hutchins ED, Eckalbar WL, Wolter JM, Mangone M, Kusumi K. Differential expression of conserved and novel microRNAs during tail regeneration in the lizard Anolis carolinensis. BMC Genomics. 2016 doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2640-3.
  • Djordjevic D, Kusumi K, Ho JWK. XGSA: a statistical method for cross-species gene set analysis. Bioinformatics. 2016 32(17): i620-i628. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw428
  • Tollis M, DeNardo DF, Cornelius JA, Dolby GA, Edwards T, Henen BT, Karl AE, Murphy RW, Kusumi K. The Agassiz’s desert tortoise genome provides a resource for the conservation of a threatened species. PLOS ONE. 2017 12(5): e0177708.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177708
  • Giampietro PF, Pourquie O, Raggio C, Ikegawa S, Turnpenny PD, Gray R, Dunwoodie SL, Gurnett CA, Alman B, Cheung K, Kusumi K, Hadley-Miller N, Wise C.. Summary of the First Inaugural Meeting of the International Consortium for Scoliosis Genetics and the International Consortium for Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis, March 16-18, 2017, Dallas, Texas. Am J Med Genet, 2017 176A:253-256. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38550
  • Palade J, Djordjevic D, Hutchins ED, George R, Cornelius JA, Rawls A, Ho JWK, Kusumi K, Wilson-Rawls J. Identification of satellite cells from anole lizard skeletal muscle and demonstration of increased musculoskeletal potential. Dev Biol. 2018 433:344-356. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.08.037
  • Tokuyama M, Xu C, Fisher RE, Wilson-Rawls J, Kusumi K, Newbern JM. Developmental and adult-specific processes contribute to de novo neuromuscular regeneration in the lizard tail. Dev Biol. 2018 433:287-296. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.10.003
  • Tollis M, Hutchins ED, Stapley J, Rupp SM, Eckalbar WL, Maayan I, Lasku E, Infante C, Dennis SR, Robertson JA, May C, Crusoe MR, Bermingham E, DeNardo DF, Hsieh ST, Huentelman MJ, Kulathinal R, McMillan O, Menke DB, Pratt SC, Rawls A, Sanjur O, Wilson-Rawls J, Wilson Sayres MA, Fisher RE, Kusumi K. Comparative genomics reveals accelerated evolution in conserved pathways during the diversification of anole lizards. Genome Biol Evol. 2018 doi: 10.1093/gbe/evy013/4817506.

Research Activity
  • Wilson, Melissa; Dolby, Greer; DeNardo, Dale; Kusumi, Kenro. Characterizing G. morafkai through genomic analyses of hybrids and speciation.ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF GAME & FISH HERITAGE FOUNDATION (1/1/17-12/31/19)
  • Dolby, Greer; DeNardo, Dale; Wilson, Melissa; Kusumi, Kenro. Determining the geographical and physiological range limits of Gopherus agassizii. DESERT TORTOISE COUNCIL (1/1/18-2/14/20).
  • Dolby, Greer; Kusumi, Kenro. Collaborative Research: Testing Evolutionary Psuedocongruence Along the Baja California Peninsula Through Integration of Geologic and Genomic Data. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (10/1/19-9/30/22).
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LIA 194Special Topics
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BDE 792Research
BDE 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LIA 194Special Topics
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 543Molecular Genetics & Genomics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LIA 194Special Topics
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
MCB 591Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 543Molecular Genetics & Genomics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
NEU 591Seminar
MCB 591Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 351Developmental Biology
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
MCB 591Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Presentations
  • Cornelius J, Metpally R, Courtright A, Bestman J, Huang L-C, Van Keuren-Jensen K, Kusumi K, Cline H. Genome reannotation of Xenopus laevis based on adult, tadpole, and embryonic deep transcriptomes and expressed sequences. 15th International Xenopus Conference (Aug 2014).
  • Hutchins ED, Tokuyama M, Fisher RE, Rawls JA, Wilson-Rawls J, Kusumi K. Activation of musculoskeletal development and repair mechanisms in the regenerating lizard tail. American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting (Apr 2014).
  • Hutchins ED, Markov GJ, Eckalbar WL, George RM, Geiger L, King J, Tokuyama M, DeNardo DF, Fisher RE, Rawls JA, Huentelman MJ, Wilson-Rawls J, Kusumi K. Transcriptomic analysis of the regenerating lizard tail shows activation of multiple developmental and repair mechanisms shared with mammals. Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Annual Meeting (Feb 2014).
  • Hutchins ED, Eckalbar WL, Tollis M, Fisher RE, Wilson-Rawls J, Kusumi K. Anole lizard genomes: A window into amniote regeneration and understanding the genetic etiology of human musculoskeletal disorders. Plant and Animal Genome XXII Conference (Jan 2014).
  • Hutchins ED, Markov GJ, Eckalbar WL, George RM, Geiger L, King J, Tokuyama M, DeNardo DF, Fisher RE, Rawls JA, Huentelman MJ, Wilson-Rawls J, Kusumi K. RNA-Seq Analysis of the Regenerating Tail in the Green Anole Lizard. Plant and Animal Genome XXII Conference (Jan 2014).
  • Tollis M, Hutchins ED, Eckalbar WL, Crusoe MR, May CM, Stapley J, Kulik E, Huentelman MJ, Fisher RE, Kusumi K. Mining the most species-rich amniote genus: De novo sequencing of three anole lizards for comparative genomic analysis. Plant and Animal Genome XXII Conference (Jan 2014).
  • Kusumi K. Regeneration. Aging and Regeneration Symposium, Biological Design Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Arizona Stat (Feb 2013).
  • Maayan I, Ritzman TB, Hutchins ED, Stapley J, Lasku E, Eckalbar WL, Wilson-Rawls J, Huentelman MJ, Bermingham E, Hsieh ST, Fisher RE, Kusumi K. Comparative appendicular osteology & evolutionary genetics of Panamanian anoles with divergent locomotor strategies. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2013 (Jan 2013).
  • Kusumi K. Session IV: Collaborative Studies. First Meeting of the Idiopathic Scoliosis Genetics Interest Group (Oct 2012).
  • Eckalbar WL, Elsey RM, Lasku E, Allen AN, Corneveaux JJ, DeNardo DF, Wilson-Rawls J, Huentelman MJ, Rawls A, Kusumi K. Evolution of development in the amniotes: New insights from genomic studies of somitogenesis in the lizard and alligator. Society for Developmental Biology 71st Annual Meeting (Jul 2012).
  • Hutchins ED, George RM, Markov GJ, Eckalbar WL, Geiger L, DeNardo DF, Fisher RE, Rawls JA, Huentelman MJ, Wilson-Rawls J, Kusumi K. Coordinated programs of cell growth and transcriptional regulation in lizard tail regeneration. Society for Developmental Biology 71st Annual Meeting (Jul 2012).
  • Kusumi K. Evolution of Axial Development and Regeneration: Genomic Insights from Anole Lizards. Department of Biology Seminar, Queens College, City University of New York (Feb 2012).
  • Kusumi K. Anole lizards–an emerging model for genomic, developmental, and regeneration studies. Department of Animal Care and Technologies seminar, Arizona State University (Jan 2012).
  • Kusumi K. Anolis genome and transcriptome efforts. Anolis Gene Nomenclature Committee Open Discussion Forum at the Society for Integrative and Comparat (Jan 2012).
  • Hsieh ST, Fisher RE, Kusumi K. The effect of tail autotomy on locomotor stability in the green anole lizard. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2012 (Jan 2012).
  • George R, Hutchins ED, Eckalbar WL, Kusumi K, Rawls A, Wilson-Rawls J. Isolation of Anolis carolinensis satellite cells and examination of the differentiation potential. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2012 (Jan 2012).
  • Hutchins ED, Stapley J, Eckalbar WL, Kulathinal RJ, Hsieh ST, DeNardo DF, Fisher RE, Wilson-Rawls J, Rawls A, Huentelman MJ, Bermingham E, Kusumi K. Comparative analysis of genomic sequence and myogenic pathways regulating muscle mass in the green anole, Anolis carolinensis, and the Panamanian slender anole, A. apletophallus. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2012 (Jan 2012).
  • Kusumi K. Evolution of Axial Development and Regeneration: Insights from the Lizard Anolis carolinensis. Stowers Institute for Medical Research Seminar Series (Sep 2011).
  • Kusumi K. Evolution of Axial Development and Regeneration: Genomic Insights from the Lizard, Anolis carolinensis. Department of Biology Seminar, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (Jul 2011).
  • Eckalbar WL, Lasku E, Infante C, DeNardo DF, Losos JB, Rawls A, Wilson-Rawls J, Kusumi K. Major shifts in the evolution of somitogenesis: The reptile Anolis carolinensis represents a fourth type of segmentation clock among vertebrates. Society for Developmental Biology 70th Annual Meeting (Jul 2011).
  • Kusumi K. An adventure in lizard diversity: The adaptive evolution of development and regeneration in anole lizards. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Seminar (Jun 2011).
  • Eckalbar WL, Infante C, DeNardo D, Losos J, Rawls A, Wilson-Rawls J, Kusumi K. Different ways to build a backbone: Notch regulation of somitogenesis in the lizard Anolis carolinensis is highly divergent from birds and mammals. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting (Jan 2011).
  • Kusumi K, DeNardo DF, Fisher RE, Wilson-Rawls J. Adaptive evolution of Panamanian anole lizards /La evolución adaptiva de las lagartijas panameñas. Smithsonian Tropics Research Institute/ANAM Presentation (Dec 2010).
  • Kusumi K. Genomic analysis of tail regeneration and development in the lizard, Anolis carolinensis. Genome@ASU seminar series (Sep 2010).
  • Kusumi K. Developmental Clocks Regulating Axial Segmentation in Vertebrate Evolution. Consortium for Biosocial Complex Systems Dynamical Discussion, ASU (Dec 2009).
  • Turnpenny PD, Offiah A, Giampietro P, Alman B, Cornier A, Kusumi K, Dunwoodie S, Wade A, Pouquié O. Rationalising abnormal vertebral phenotypes: A new classification system for congenital scoliosis and segmentation disorders of the spine. European Human Genetics Conference, European Society for Human Genetics, Vienna, Austria, May 23-26, (May 2009).
  • Turnpenny PD, Offiah A, Giampietro P, Alman B, Cornier A, Kusumi K, Dunwoodie S, Wade A, Pouquié O. Rationalising abnormal vertebral phenotypes: A new classification system for congenital scoliosis and segmentation disorders of the spine. European Human Genetics Conference, European Society for Human Genetics (May 2009).
  • Turnpenny PD, Offiah A, Giampietro P, Alman B, Cornier A, Kusumi K, Dunwoodie S, Wade A, Pouquié O. A new classification system for segmentation defects of the vertebrae, and pilot validation study. British Scoliosis Society Annual General Meeting (Apr 2009).
  • Smith HF, Kusumi K, Rawls A, Wilson-Rawls J, Fisher R. Paraspinal muscular defects in Lfng segmentation mutant mice. American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology (Apr 2009).
  • Turnpenny PD, Offiah A, Giampietro P, Alman B, Cornier A, Kusumi K, Dunwoodie S, Wade A, Pouquié O. A new classification system for segmentation defects of the vertebrae, and pilot validation study. British Scoliosis Society Annual General Meeting, Leicester, UK, April 23-24, 2009 (Apr 2009).
  • Kusumi K. Development and Regeneration of the Axial Musculoskeletal System. Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Seminar, Uni (Apr 2009).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Development and Repair of the Axial Musculoskeletal System. Seminar, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ (Jan 2009).
  • Kusumi K. Development and Repair of the Axial Musculoskeletal System. Seminar Series, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ (Jan 2009).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Patterning of the Axial Skeleton in Early Development. Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering, Gordon Research Conferences, July 27-August 1, 2008, Pro (Jul 2008).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Genetics of Scoliosis: Regulating Rhythms in Early Spinal Development. Human Medical Genetics Seminar Series, Univ of Colorado at Denver and Medical Center (Apr 2008).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. The Genetics of Congenital Scoliosis: Oscillations in Genetic Pathways Regulate Patterning of the Spine. Basic Medical Sciences Seminar, UA College of Medicine-Phoenix in partnership with ASU (Mar 2008).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Straightening out the Curves: Understanding the Genetic Basis of Idiopathic and Congenital Scoliosis. 2008 American College of Medical Genetics Annual Meeting, March 16, 2008, 8-10am, Phoenix Convention (Mar 2008).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. The Genetics of Congenital Scoliosis: Molecular Oscillators and Patterning of the Spine. Seminar, Department of Neurology, Barrows Neurological Institute (Dec 2007).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Wiley-Liss Symposium on Molecular Clocks in Embryonic Development. 47th Annual Meeting of the Teratology Society (Jun 2007).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Functional genomic analysis of molecular oscillators in somitogenesis. Somitogenesis: From Models to Therapeutics, Satellite Symposium to the First Pan-American Congress i (Jun 2007).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Building a backbone: Molecular oscillators and vertebral birth defects. Seminar, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (Apr 2007).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Notch signaling in vertebral segmentation. Developmental Biology in Orthopaedics Research Symposium, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (Oct 2006).
  • Ryan M, Kusumi K, Spinner N, Underkoffler L, Nelson A, Segalov M, Russo P, Loomes K. Marked Bile Duct Proliferation in Mice Heterozygous for Jag1 and Fringe Alleles. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting (Oct 2006).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Formation of the axial skeleton and notch pathway regulation of the somite clock. Seminar, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA (Mar 2006).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Identification of genes with oscillatory expression in somitogenesis using synchronized human stem cell and mouse myoblast models. Segmentation Meeting 2005 (Jul 2005).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Dll3-Notch1 double mutant mice are a model for congenital scoliosis and craniofacial disorders. American Society of Human Genetics 53rd Annual Meeting (Nov 2003).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Congenital vertebral malformations and notch pathway patterning in mouse and human. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University and Center for Inherited Disease Res (Mar 2003).
  • Kusumi, Kenro. Genetic analysis of cervical vertebral malformations in Klippel-Feil syndrome. Cervical Spine Research Society 13th Annual Meeting (Dec 2002).
Service
  • School of Life Sciences Director Search Committee, Member (2014 - Present)
  • 2014/2015 Academic Year Out to Innovate Scholarships for LGBT STEM Students, National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Graduate Deans Advisory Group, Member (2013 - Present)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs (2013 - Present)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs (2013 - Present)
  • Committee on Academic Affairs and Grievance, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Ex Officio Member (2013 - Present)
  • Committee on Academic Affairs and Grievance, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Ex Officio Member (2013 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Ex Officio Member (2013 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Ex Officio Member (2013 - Present)
  • Journal of North American Herpetology, Editorial Board (2013 - Present)
  • Journal of North American Herpetology, Editorial Board (2013 - Present)
  • International Consortium for Scoliosis Genetics, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Animal Users Advisory Committee, Chair (2011 - Present)
  • Frontiers in Neurogenomics, Review Editor (2011 - Present)
  • OUT and UP Scholarship Committee, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, Committee Member (2011 - Present)
  • Genomics Faculty Search Committee, School of Life Sciences, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Genomics Faculty Search Committee, School of Life Sciences, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Human Mutation, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Nature Communications, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Science Signaling, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Genome@ASU Monthly Seminar Series, Seminar Organizer (2010 - Present)
  • Genome@ASU Seminar/Class Series, Seminar Organizer (2010 - Present)
  • Case Reports in Medicine, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Developmental Biology, Editorial Board Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • American Journal of Medical Genetics, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Anolis Gene Nomenclature Committee, Chair (2010 - Present)
  • Anolis Gene Nomenclature Committee, Chair (2010 - Present)
  • Anolis Gene Nomenclature Committee, Chair (2010 - Present)
  • Anolis Gene Nomenclature Committee, Chair (2010 - Present)
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Member (2010 - Present)
  • ASU Molecular & Cellular Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Scientific Retreat, Meeting Organizer (2009 - Present)
  • Herbert J. Louis Endowment Advisory Board, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Annual DNA Day Essay Contest, American Society for Human Genetics, Judge (2009 - Present)
  • Annual DNA Day Essay Contest, American Society for Human Genetics, Judge (2009 - Present)
  • Annual DNA Day Essay Contest, American Society for Human Genetics, Judge (2009 - Present)
  • Annual DNA Day Essay Contest, American Society for Human Genetics, Judge (2009 - Present)
  • International Consortium for Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis, Secretary & Steering Committee (2009 - Present)
  • International Consortium for Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis, Secretary & Steering Committee (2009 - Present)
  • International Consortium for Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis, Secretary & Steering Committee (2009 - Present)
  • International Consortium for Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis, Secretary & Steering Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Experimental Biology Part B: Molecular & Developmental Evolution, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Education Policy Committee (College of Medicine-Phoenix), Member (2008 - Present)
  • Human Molecular Genetics, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Molecular Biology and Evolution, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • School of Life Sciences Graduate Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • School of Life Sciences Graduate Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • School of Life Sciences Graduate Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • School of Life Sciences Graduate Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Admissions Committee, Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Group, Co-Chair (2007 - Present)
  • Phoenix Biomedical Campus User Group, Research Laboratories Member (2007 - Present)
  • Developmental Biology (Journal), Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Developmental Biology (Journal), Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Developmental Biology (Journal), Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Developmental Biology (Journal), Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Developmental Biology (Journal), Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Developmental Biology (Journal), Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Developmental Biology (Journal), Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Graduate Faculty (2007 - Present)
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Graduate Faculty (2007 - Present)
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Executive Committee, Chair/Director (2007 - Present)
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Executive Committee, Chair/Director (2007 - Present)
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Executive Committee, Co-Chair (2007 - Present)
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Graduate College, Director (2007 - Present)
  • Web Site Committee (College of Medicine-Phoenix), Member (2007 - Present)
  • Admissions Committee (College of Medicine-Phoenix), Member (2007 - Present)
  • Environmental Health & Safety Committee (College of Medicine-Phoenix), Member (2006 - Present)
  • Faculty Search Committee (College of Medicine-Phoenix), Member (2006 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee (SoLS Genomics, Evolutionary Biology and Bioinformatics Faculty Group), Member (2006 - Present)
  • American Society of Human Genetics, Member (2001 - Present)
  • American Society of Human Genetics, Member (2001 - Present)
  • American Society of Human Genetics, Member (2001 - Present)
  • American Society of Human Genetics, Member (2001 - Present)
  • Society for Developmental Biology (US), Member (2001 - Present)
  • Society for Developmental Biology (US), Member (2001 - Present)
  • Society for Developmental Biology (US), Member (2001 - Present)
  • Society for Developmental Biology (US), Member (2001 - Present)
  • Regeneration, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Human Molecular Genetics, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • National Science Foundation, Integrative Organismal Systems, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Science, Ad hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Comparative Genomics Faculty Search Committee, School of Life Sciences and Biodesign Institute, Chair (2013 - 2014)
  • Graduate Programs Office, School of Life Sciences, Interim Associate Director of Graduate Programs (2012 - 2012)
  • University Technology Office Advisory Panel for the School of Life Sciences faculty, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Animal Users Advisory Committee, Chair (2011 - 2012)
  • Genome@ASU Seminar/Class Series, Seminar Co-Organizer (2010 - 2012)
  • School of Life Sciences Graduate Committee, Member (2008 - 2012)
  • Human Molecular Genetics, Ad hoc reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Genomics Faculty Search Committee, School of Life Sciences, Member (2010 - 2012)
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Graduate College, Director (2007 - 2012)
  • Journal of Cytology and Histology, Ad hoc reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Mechanisms of Development, Ad hoc reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Mammalian Genome, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Human Genetics, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Human Molecular Genetics, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review, Standing Member Development-2 Study Section (2006 - 2010)
  • Physiological Genomics (Journal), Ad Hoc Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Curriculum Committee (College of Medicine-Phoenix), Member (2006 - 2008)
  • ASU-Mayo Clinic Arizona Seed Grant review panel, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Animal Users Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Genesis, The Journal of Genetics and Development, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council), Ad Hoc Reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Department of Basic Medical Sciences Web Site Committee, Chair (2006 - 2007)
  • Developmental Dynamics (Journal), Ad Hoc Reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Somitogeneis: From Models to Therapeutics Meeting 2007, Co-organizer (2007 - 2007)
  • Developmental Biology, Ad hoc reviewer (2000 - 2007)
  • Bioinformatics Core Facility advisor board, Joseph Stokes, Jr. Research Institute of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Delaware Valley Mouse Club, University of Pennsylvania chapter co-organizer (2002 - 2006)
  • Genomics & Computational Biology Graduate Group, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Member (2002 - 2006)
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Musculoskeletal Center Seminar organizer (2002 - 2006)
  • University of Pennsylvania & The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Notch Pathway Seminar organizer (2002 - 2006)
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group, Developmental Biology Section, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Member (2001 - 2006)
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Member (2001 - 2006)
  • Seminar Series of the Division of Human Genetics and the Genes, Genomes and Pediatric Disease Research Affinity Group, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Co-organizer (2001 - 2006)
  • Laboratory Animal Facility Planning Committee, Joseph Stokes, Jr. Research Institute of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Proposal Preparation, Submission and Award Management Task Force, Joseph Stokes, Jr. Research Institute of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • IEEE Transactions in Nanobioscience, Ad hoc reviewer (2005)
  • Workshop on Congenital Scoliosis, Co-Organizer (2005 - 2005)
  • Segmentation Meeting 2005, Co-Organizer (2005 - 2005)
  • Clinical Genetics, Ad hoc reviewer (2005)
  • Neuron, Ad hoc reviewer (2003)
  • Developmental Dynamics, Ad hoc reviewer (2002)
  • Session 41: Molecular Basis of Mendelian Inheritance II, 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Co-Moderator (2002 - 2002)
  • Development, Ad hoc reviewer (2000 - 2000)