Joshua S. Waxman, PhD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-7232

Fax 513-636-5958


Understanding the molecular underlying nature of congenital heart defects; cardiomyocyte formation

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BA: New College, Sarasota, FL,1999.

PhD: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Skirball Institute/NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2004-2009.

D’Aniello, E., Rydeen, A., Anderson, J., Mandal, A., and Waxman, J.S.Depletion of retinoic acid receptors initiates a novel positive feedback mechanism that promotes teratogenic increases in retinoic acid. PLoS Genet. Aug. 9(8); e1003689. 2013.

Sorrell, M.R., Dohn T.E., D’Aniello, E., Waxman, J.S. Tcf7l1 proteins cell autonomously restrict cardiomyocyte and promote endothelial specification in zebrafish. Dev Biol. 380(2); 199-210. 2013.

Mandal, A., Rydeen, A.,  Anderson, J., Sorrell, M.R., Zygmunt, T., Torres-Vázquez, J. and Waxman,J.S. Transgenic retinoic acid sensor lines in zebrafish indicate regions of available embryonic retinoic acid. Developmental Dynamics. Aug. 242(8); 989-1000. 2013.

Dohn TE, Waxman JS. Distinct phases of Wnt/β-catenin signaling direct cardiomyocyte formation in zebrafish. Dev Biol. Jan 15;361(2):364-76. 2012.

Sorrell MR, Waxman JS. Restraint of Fgf8 signaling by retinoic acid signaling is required for proper heart and forelimb formation. Dev. Biol. Oct 1, 2011. ;358(1):44-55. Epub Jul 22, 2011.

Waxman JS, Yelon D. Zebrafish retinoic acid receptors function as context-dependent transcriptional activators. Dev Biol. 352:128-40. 2011.

Feng L, Hernandez RE, Waxman JS, Yelon D, Moens CB. Dhrs3a regulates retinoic acid biosynthesis through a feedback inhibition mechanism. Dev Biol. 338(1):1-14. Feb 1, 2010.

Waxman JS, Yelon D. Increased Hox activity mimics the teratogenic effects of excess retinoic acid signaling. Dev Dyn. 238(5):1207-13. May, 2009.

Linville A, Radtke K, Waxman JS, Yelon D, Schilling TF. Combinatorial roles for zebrafish retinoic acid receptors in the hindbrain, limbs and pharyngeal arches. Dev Biol. 325(1):60-70. Jan 1, 2009.

Waxman JS, Keegan BR, Roberts RW, Poss KD, Yelon D. Hoxb5b acts downstream of retinoic acid signaling in the forelimb field to restrict heart field potential in zebrafish. Dev Cell. 15(6):923-34. Dec, 2008.