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Dr. Anita G. Fernandez

Associate Professor of Biology
o: Bannow Science Center Rm 212A
p: x2116


  • Gómez-Saldivar G*, Fernandez A*1, Hirano Y, Mauro M#, Lai A#, Ayuso C, Haraguchi T, Hiraoka Y, Piano F, Askjaer, P1. 2016.  Identification of Conserved MEL-28/ELYS Domains with Essential Roles in Nuclear Assembly and Chromosome Segregation. PLoS Genetics Jun 24;12(6):e1006131. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006131
  • Weicksel SE, Mahadav A, Moyle M, Cipriani PG, Kudron M, Pincus Z, Bahmanyar S, Abriola L, Merkel J, Gutwein M, Fernandez AG, Piano F, Gunsalus KC, Reinke V. 2016. “A novel small molecule that disrupts a key event during the oocyte-to-embryo transition in C. elegans.” In press at Development.
  • Fernandez, Anita G., Emily K. Mis, Bastiaan O.R. Bargmann, Kenneth D. Birnbaum, and Fabio Piano. 2010. Automated sorting of live C. elegans larvae using laFACS.  Nat. Methods 7(6):417-8.
  • Fernandez, Anita G., Kristin C. Gunsalus, and Fabio Piano. 2008. Animal Systems Biology: Toward a Systems View of Development in C .elegans in Plant Systems Biology, Gutierrez, R.A.; Coruzzi, G.M., Eds.; Annual Plant Reviews; Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, UK, 2009, Vol. 35.
  • Fernandez, Anita G.,and Fabio Piano. 2006. MEL-28 is downstream of the Ran cycle and is required for nuclear-envelope function and chromatin maintenance.  Curr. Biol. 16:1757-1763.
  • Fernandez, Anita G*., Kristin C. Gunsalus*, Jerry Huang, Ling-shiang Chuang, Nancy Ying, Hsiao-lan Liang, Caroline Tang, Aaron J. Schetter, Chuck Zegar, Jean- François Rual, David E. Hill, Valerie Reinke, Marc Vidal, and Fabio Piano. 2005. New genes with roles in the C. elegans embryo revealed using RNAi of ovary-enriched ORFeome clones.  Genome Res. 15:250-259.  *These authors contributed equally.
  • Fernandez, Anita G., Emily Mis, Allison Lai#, Carly Bock#, Mike Mauro#, Angela Quental#, and Fabio Piano. 2014. “Uncovering buffered pleiotropy: A genome-scale screen for mel-28 genetic interactors in Caenorhabditis elegans." G3: Genes, Genomes and Genetics 4(1):185-196.(# denotes Fairfield student author)
  • Fernandez, Anita G*., Bastiaan O.R. Bargmann*, Emily K. Mis, Mark, L., Edgley, Kenneth D. Birnbaum, and Fabio Piano. 2012. High-throughput fluorescence-based isolation of live C. eleganslarvae. Nature Protocols 7:1502-1510. *These authors contributed equally.
  • Fernandez, Anita, Annie Lam, Ian Chin-Sing. 2011. Real-time Embryogenesis in Live Caenorhabditis elegans Worms.

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