Research Funding

  • July 1, 1979 - June 30, 2021 - Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry Training Grant, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIGMS, Sponsor Award ID: T32GM007810
  • March 1, 1982 - December 31, 2019 - Molecular Mechanisms in Development, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R01GM030637
  • April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2018 - Tumor cytonemes, a new target for tumor suppression, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R21CA205580
  • May 1, 2014 - January 31, 2018 - Gene regulation and function in early embryos, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R01GM109410


Juilliard School of Music
Columbia College, B.A., 1970, Biology
Columbia University, Ph.D., 1973, Biochemistry
Princeton University, postdoctoral, 1973-1975, Biochemistry
Cambridge MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, postdoctoral, 1975-1976, Developmental Genetics

Honors & Awards

  • 1978
    American Cancer Society Career Development Award
  • 2001
    Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Selected Publications

  1. Hatori R, Wood BM, Oliveira Barbosa G, Kornberg TB. Regulated delivery controls Drosophila Hedgehog, Wingless, and Decapentaplegic signaling. Elife. 2021 07 22; 10.  View on PubMed
  2. Ali-Murthy Z, Fetter RD, Wang W, Yang B, Royer LA, Kornberg TB. Elimination of nurse cell nuclei that shuttle into oocytes during oogenesis. J Cell Biol. 2021 07 05; 220(7).  View on PubMed
  3. Wood BM, Baena V, Huang H, Jorgens DM, Terasaki M, Kornberg TB. Cytonemes with complex geometries and composition extend into invaginations of target cells. J Cell Biol. 2021 05 03; 220(5).  View on PubMed
  4. Zhang Z, Luo S, Barbosa GO, Bai M, Kornberg TB, Ma DK. The conserved transmembrane protein TMEM-39 coordinates with COPII to promote collagen secretion and regulate ER stress response. PLoS Genet. 2021 02; 17(2):e1009317.  View on PubMed
  5. Hatori R, Kornberg TB. Hedgehog produced by the Drosophila wing imaginal disc induces distinct responses in three target tissues. Development. 2020 11 17; 147(22).  View on PubMed
  6. Zhang Z, Bai M, Barbosa GO, Chen A, Wei Y, Luo S, Wang X, Wang B, Tsukui T, Li H, Sheppard D, Kornberg TB, Ma DK. Broadly conserved roles of TMEM131 family proteins in intracellular collagen assembly and secretory cargo trafficking. Sci Adv. 2020 02; 6(7):eaay7667.  View on PubMed
  7. Fereres S, Hatori R, Hatori M, Kornberg TB. Cytoneme-mediated signaling essential for tumorigenesis. PLoS Genet. 2019 09; 15(9):e1008415.  View on PubMed
  8. Zhang Q, Schepis A, Huang H, Yang J, Ma W, Torra J, Zhang SQ, Yang L, Wu H, Nonell S, Dong Z, Kornberg TB, Coughlin SR, Shu X. Designing a Green Fluorogenic Protease Reporter by Flipping a Beta Strand of GFP for Imaging Apoptosis in Animals. J Am Chem Soc. 2019 03 20; 141(11):4526-4530.  View on PubMed
  9. Huang H, Liu S, Kornberg TB. Glutamate signaling at cytoneme synapses. Science. 2019 03 01; 363(6430):948-955.  View on PubMed
  10. Llano E, Pendás AM, Aza-Blanc P, Kornberg TB, López-Otín C. Withdrawal: Dm1-MMP, a matrix metalloproteinase from Drosophila with a potential role in extracellular matrix remodeling during neural development. J Biol Chem. 2019 01 25; 294(4):1428.  View on PubMed
  11. Zhang Q, Huang H, Zhang L, Wu R, Chung CI, Zhang SQ, Torra J, Schepis A, Coughlin SR, Kornberg TB, Shu X. Visualizing Dynamics of Cell Signaling In Vivo with a Phase Separation-Based Kinase Reporter. Mol Cell. 2018 01 18; 69(2):347.  View on PubMed
  12. Zhang Q, Huang H, Zhang L, Wu R, Chung CI, Zhang SQ, Torra J, Schepis A, Coughlin SR, Kornberg TB, Shu X. Visualizing Dynamics of Cell Signaling In Vivo with a Phase Separation-Based Kinase Reporter. Mol Cell. 2018 01 18; 69(2):334-346.e4.  View on PubMed
  13. Kornberg TB. Scripting a place in time. Dev Biol. 2019 03 01; 447(1):24-27.  View on PubMed
  14. Chen W, Huang H, Hatori R, Kornberg TB. Essential basal cytonemes take up Hedgehog in the Drosophila wing imaginal disc. Development. 2017 09 01; 144(17):3134-3144.  View on PubMed
  15. Kashima R, Redmond PL, Ghatpande P, Roy S, Kornberg TB, Hanke T, Knapp S, Lagna G, Hata A. Hyperactive locomotion in a Drosophila model is a functional readout for the synaptic abnormalities underlying fragile X syndrome. Sci Signal. 2017 May 02; 10(477).  View on PubMed
  16. Kornberg TB. Macrophages Help Cells Connect to Pattern Zebrafish Stripes. Dev Cell. 2017 03 27; 40(6):520-521.  View on PubMed
  17. Ali-Murthy Z, Kornberg TB. Correction: Bicoid gradient formation and function in the Drosophila pre-syncytial blastoderm. Elife. 2017 03 15; 6.  View on PubMed
  18. Kornberg TB. Distributing signaling proteins in space and time: the province of cytonemes. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2017 Aug; 45:22-27.  View on PubMed
  19. Huang H, Kornberg TB. Cells must express components of the planar cell polarity system and extracellular matrix to support cytonemes. Elife. 2016 09 03; 5.  View on PubMed
  20. Kashima R, Roy S, Ascano M, Martinez-Cerdeno V, Ariza-Torres J, Kim S, Louie J, Lu Y, Leyton P, Bloch KD, Kornberg TB, Hagerman PJ, Hagerman R, Lagna G, Hata A. Augmented noncanonical BMP type II receptor signaling mediates the synaptic abnormality of fragile X syndrome. Sci Signal. 2016 06 07; 9(431):ra58.  View on PubMed

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