Dr. Jessica Whited

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School


Ph.D., Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
B.A., Philosophy, University of Missouri (Columbia, MO) B.Sc., Biology, University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)


Regeneration of vertebrate limbs

My work is devoted to understanding limb regeneration in axolotl salamanders. I am developing genetic tools to manipulate gene expression at specific points in time during limb regeneration. I am particularly interested in early signaling events following wound healing that initiate the regenerative process.

PREVIOUS Publications

Whited JL, Tsai SL, Beier KT, White JN, Piekarski N, Hanken J, Cepko CL, Tabin CJ. Pseudotyped retroviruses for infecting axolotl in vivo and in vitro. Development. 2013 Mar;140(5):1137-46. Epub 2013 Jan 23. View in: PubMed

Whited JL, Lehoczky JA, Tabin CJ. Inducible genetic system for the axolotl. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Aug 21; 109(34):13662-7. View in: PubMed

Whited JL, Lehoczky JA, Austin CA, Tabin CJ. Dynamic expression of two thrombospondins during axolotl limb regeneration. Dev Dyn. 2011 May; 240(5):1249-58. View in: PubMed

Whited JL, Tabin CJ. Regeneration review reprise. J Biol. 2010; 9(2):15. View in: PubMed

Whited JL, Tabin CJ. Limb regeneration revisited. J Biol. 2009; 8(1):5. View in: PubMed

Whited JL, Robichaux MB, Yang JC, Garrity PA. Ptpmeg is required for the proper establishment and maintenance of axon projections in the central brain of Drosophila. Development. 2007 Jan; 134(1):43-53. View in: PubMed

Whited JL, Cassell A, Brouillette M, Garrity PA. Dynactin is required to maintain nuclear position within postmitotic Drosophila photoreceptor neurons. Development. 2004 Oct; 131(19):4677-86. View in: PubMed

Whited JL, Garrity PA. Specifying axon identity with Syd-1. Nat Neurosci. 2002 Nov; 5(11):1107-8. View in: PubMed


To contact Dr. Whited, click here.       http://www.whitedlab.com/