J. Matthew Kofron, PhD

Director, Confocal Imaging Core

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-9055

Fax 513-636-4317

Email matthew.kofron@cchmc.org

Early vertebrate patterning; germ layer formation
PhD: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1999.

Kofron M, Demel T, Xanthos J, Lohr J, Sun B, Sive H, Osada S, Wright C, Wylie C, Heasman J. Mesoderm induction in Xenopus is a zygotic event regulated by maternal VegT via TGFbeta growth factors. Development. 1999 126:5759-5770.

Heasman J, Kofron M, Wylie C. Beta-catenin signaling activity dissected in the early Xenopus embryo: a novel antisense approach. Developmental Biology. 2000; 222:124-134.

Xanthos JB, Kofron M, Wylie C, Heasman J. Maternal VegT is the initiator of a molecular network specifying endoderm in Xenopus laevis. Development. 2001; 128(2):167-180.