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Indiana University Bloomington

Peter CherbasPeter Cherbas

Emeritus Professor, Biology

Office: Jordan Hall A317

Phone: 812/ 855-6273

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Ph.D., Harvard University, 1973


Drosophila development and genomics; nuclear receptors.

Representative Publications

Cherbas L, Cherbas P. Transformation of Drosophila cell lines: An alternative approach to expression of exogenous proteins. IN: Baculovirus Expression Protocols (Murhammer, editor), 2nd edition, in press.

Badenhorst P, Xiao H, Cherbas L, Kwon SY, Voas M, Rebay I, Cherbas P, Wu C. 2005. The Drosophila nucleosome remodeling factor NURF is required for ecdysteroid signaling and metamorphosis. Genes & Development 19: 2540-2545.

Brown HLD, Cherbas L, Cherbas P, Truman JW. 2005. Use of time-lapse imaging and dominant negative receptors to dissect the steroid receptor control of neuronal remodeling in Drosophila. Development 133: 275-285.

Sedkov, Y., E. Cho-Fertikh, S. Petruk, L. Cherbas, S. T. Smith, R. S. Jones, P. Cherbas, E. Canaani, J. B. Jaynes, and A. Mazo. 2003.  Nature. 2003 Nov 6;426(6962):78-83. Role of histone H3-lysine 4 methylation in the ecdysone-dependent development of the Drosophila eye.

Hu X, Cherbas L, Cherbas P. Mol Endocrinol. 2003 Apr;17(4):716-31. Transcription activation by the ecdysone receptor (EcR/USP): identification of activation functions.

Cherbas L, Hu X, Zhimulev I, Belyaeva E, Cherbas P. Development. 2003 Jan;130(2):271-84. EcR isoforms in Drosophila: testing tissue-specific requirements by targeted blockade and rescue.

Myung S, Lee YJ, Moon MH, Taraszka J, Sowell R, Koeniger S, Hilderbrand AE, Valentine SJ, Cherbas L, Cherbas P, Kaufmann TC, Miller DF, Mechref Y, Novotny MV, Ewing MA, Sporleder CR, Clemmer DE. Anal Chem. 2003 Oct 1;75(19):5137-45. Development of high-sensitivity ion trap ion mobility spectrometry time-of-flight techniques: a high-throughput nano-LC-IMS-TOF separation of peptides arising from a Drosophila protein extract.