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Leung, W. ​et al. 2017. Retrotransposons are the major contributors to the expansion of the Drosophila ananassae Muller F element. G3: Genes, Genomics, Genetics 7(8): 2439-2460.

Schachtner, L.T., I.E. Sola, D. Forand, S. Antonacci, A.J. Postovit, N.T. Mortimer, D.J. Killian and E.C. Olesnicky. 2015. Drosophila Shep and C. elegans SUP-26 are RNA-binding proteins that play diverse roles in nervous system development. Development Genes and Evolution, 225(6): 319-330.

Antonacci, S., D. Forand, M. Wolf, C. Tyus, J. Barney, L. Kellogg, M. Simon, G. Kerr, N.T. Mortimer, E.C. Olesnicky and D.J. Killian. 2015. Conserved RNA-Binding Proteins are Required for Dendrite Morphogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans Sensory Neurons. G3: Genes, Genomics, Genetics 5(4): 639-53.

Vrailas-Mortimer, A., S.M. Ryan, M.J. Avey, N.T. Mortimer, H. Dowse and S. Sanyal. 2014. p38 MAP Kinase regulates circadian rhythms in Drosophila. Journal of Biological Rhythms 29(6): 411-426.

Mortimer, N.T., J. Goecks, B.Z. Kacsoh, J.A. Mobley, G.J. Bowersock, J. Taylor and T.A. Schlenke. 2013. Parasitoid wasp venom SERCA regulates Drosophila calcium levels and inhibits cellular immunity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 110(23): 9427-9432.

Featured in: Science Signaling, The Journal of Experimental Biology, and Science Daily.

Goecks, J., N.T. Mortimer, J.A. Mobley, G.J. Bowersock, J. Taylor and T.A. Schlenke. 2013. Integrative approach reveals composition of endoparasitoid wasp venoms. PLOS One 8(5): e64125.

Kacsoh, B.Z., Z.R. Lynch, N.T. Mortimer, and T.A. Schlenke. 2013. Fruit flies medicate offspring after seeing parasites. Science 339(6122): 947-950.

Featured in: The Naked Scientists, National Geographic, and Live Science.

Mortimer, N.T. and K.H. Moberg. 2013. The archipelago ubiquitin ligase subunit acts in target tissue to restrict tracheal terminal cell branching and hypoxic-induced gene expression. PLOS Genetics 9(2): e1003314.

Mortimer, N.T., B.Z. Kacsoh, E.S. Keebaugh and T.A. Schlenke. 2012. Mgat1-dependent N-glycosylation of membrane components primes Drosophila melanogaster blood cells for the cellular encapsulation response. PLOS Pathogens 8(7): e1002819.

Mortimer, N.T. and K.H. Moberg. 2009. Regulation of Drosophila embryonic tracheogenesis by dVHL and hypoxia. Developmental Biology 329(2): 294-305.

Mortimer, N.T. and K.H. Moberg. 2007. The Drosophila F-box protein Archipelago controls levels of the Trachealess transcription factor in the embryonic tracheal system. Developmental Biology 312(2): 560-571.

Suli, A., N.T. Mortimer, I. Shepherd and C.B. Chien. 2006. Netrin/DCC signaling controls contralateral dendrites of octavolateralis efferent neurons. Journal of Neuroscience 26(51): 13328-13337.

Rogers, E.M., C.A. Brennan, N.T. Mortimer, S. Cook, A.R. Morris and K. Moses. 2005. Pointed regulates an eye-specific transcriptional enhancer in the Drosophila hedgehog gene, which is required for the movement of the morphogenetic furrow. Development 132(21): 4833-4843.

Yedvobnick, B., A. Kumar, P. Chaudhury, J. Opraseuth, N.T. Mortimer and K.M. Bhat. 2004. Differential effects of Drosophila mastermind on asymmetric cell fate specification and neuroblast formation. Genetics 166(3): 1281-1289.

Invited Reviews

Elgin, S.C.R., The Genomics Education Partnership. 2017. The GEP: Crowd-Sourcing Big Data with Undergraduates. Trends in Genetics 33(2): 81-85.

Mortimer, N.T. 2013. Parasitoid wasp virulence: a window into fly immunity. Fly 7(4): 242-248.