Parrish Lab, University of Washington (2010-Present)


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A conserved morphogenetic mechanism for epidermal ensheathment of nociceptive sensory neurites

Nan Jiang, Jeffrey P Rasmussen, Joshua A Clanton, Marci Rosenberg, Kory P Luedke, Mark R Cronan, Edward Parker, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Joshua C Vaughan, Alvaro Sagasti, Jay Z. Parrish (2019). eLife 8:e42455 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.42455.


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Empirical assessment of the impact of sample number and read depth on RNA-Seq analysis workflow performance

Alyssa Baccarella, Claire R. Williams, Jay Z. Parrish, Charles C. Kim (2018). BMC Bioinformatics 19:423,


Microtubule acetylation is required for mechanosensation in Drosophila

Connie Yan, Fei Wang, Yun Peng, Claire R. Williams, Brian Jenkins, Jill Wildonger, John C. Tuthill, Yang Xiang, Stephen L. Rogers†, Jay Z. Parrish† (2018). Cell Reports 25:1051-1065.e6.


Ret and Substrate-Derived TGF-beta Maverick Regulate Space-Filling Dendrite Growth in Drosophila Sensory Neurons

Nina Hoyer, Philip Zielke, Chun Hu, Meike Petersen, Kathrin Sauter, Robin Scharrenberg, Yun Peng, Charles C. Kim, Chun Han, Jay Z. Parrish, and Peter Soba. (2018) Cell Reports 24:2261-2275 (Cover article)

Superresolution imaging of Drosophila tissue using expansion microscopy

Nan Jiang, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Tyler J. Chozinski, Jorge E. Azpurua, Benjamin A. Eaton, Joshua C. Vaughan†, and Jay Z. Parrish† (2018) Molecular Biology of the Cell 29:1413-1421 †correspondence (Cover Article)

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Modulation of host learning in Aedes aegypti mosquitos

Clement Vinauger, Chloe Lahondère, Gabriella H. Wolff, Lauren T. Locke, LT, Jessica E. Liaw, JE, Jay Z. Parrish, Omar S. Akbari, Michael H. Dickinson, Jeffrey A. Riffell (2018) Current Biology 28: 333-344.

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Prior activity of olfactory receptor neurons is required for proper sensory processing and behavior in Drosophila larvae

Nao Utashiro, Claire R. Williams, Jay Z. Parrish, and Kazuo Emoto (2018) Scientific Reports 8: 8580.


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TrpA1 activation in peripheral sensory neurons underlies the ionic basis of pain hypersensitivity in response to vinca alkaloids

Nina Boiko, Geraldo Medrano, Elizabeth Mantano, Nan Jiang, Claire R. Williams, Charles C. Kim, Jay Z. Parrish, Kenneth M. Hargreaves, James D. Stockand, and Benjamin A. Eaton (2017) PLoS One 12(10):e0186888, PMID: 29084244

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Empirical Assessment of Analysis Workflows for differential expression analysis of human samples using RNA-Seq

Claire R. Williams, Alyssa Baccarella, Jay Z. Parrish, Charles C. Kim (2017). BMC Bioinformatics 18: 38. PMID: 28095772

See additional coverage in RNA-seq blog here.


Trimming of Sequence Reads Alters RNA-Seq Gene Expression Estimates

Claire R. Williams, Alyssa Baccarella, Jay Z. Parrish†, Charles C. Kim† (2016). BMC Bioinformatics 17: 103. PMID: 26911985 †authors for correspondence

See additional coverage in RNA-seq blog here.

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Epidermis-derived Semaphorin Promotes Dendrite Self-Avoidance by Regulating Dendrite-Substrate Adhesion in Drosophila Sensory Neurons

Shan Meltzer, Smita Yadav, Jiae Lee, Peter Soba, Susan H. Younger, Peng Jin, Wei Zhang, Jay Parrish, Lily Yeh Jan, Yuh Nung Jan (2016). Neuron 89: 741-755. PMID: 26853303.

See also Sci Signaling Editors Choice: Epidermal signals confine dendrites

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Functions of the SLC36 transporter Pathetic in growth control.

Lin, WY, Williams, CR, Yan, C, and Parrish, JZ (2016). Fly doi: 10.1080/19336934.2015.1129089


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Tiling and Mosaic Spacing of Dendrites

Jay Z. Parrish (2016). Chapter in Dendrites: Development and Disease. Emoto, Hoogenraad, Huang, and Wang (Eds.), Springer Press.



Regulation of dendrite growth and maintenance by exocytosis.

Yun Peng*, Jiae Lee*, Kimberly Rowland, Yuhui Wen, Hope Hua, Nicole Carlson, Shweta Lavania, Jay Z. Parrish†, Michael D. Kim† (2015). Journal of Cell Science 128: 4279-4292. PMCID: PMC4712815 *authors contributed equally, †authors for correspondence

See also JCS highlights: Rop controls dendrite growth

The SLC36 transporter pathetic is required for extreme growth in Drosophila neurons

Lin, W.Y., Williams, C., Luedke, K.A., Yan, C., Ahn, J., Morrison, N., Bloomsburg, S., Duncan, K., Kim, C.K., and Parrish, J.Z. (2015).  Genes & Development  29:1120-1135. PMCID: PMC4470281.

Coordinate control of terminal dendrite patterning and dynamics by the novel membrane protein Raw

Lee, J., Lin, W., and Parrish, J.Z. (2015). Development 142:1-12. PMCID: PMC25480915.


Krüppel mediates the selective rebalancing of ion channel expression

Parrish, J.Z.*†, Kim, C.K.*†, Tang, L., Bergquist, S., Wang, T., DeRisi, J.L., Jan, L.Y., Jan, Y.N., and Davis, G.W† (2014). Neuron 82: 537-544. PMCID: PMC4104505. *authors contributed equally, †authors for correspondence 

The microRNA bantam regulates a developmental transition in epithelial cells that restricts sensory dendrite growth

Jiang, N., Soba, P., Parker, E., Kim, C.K., and Parrish, J.Z. (2014). Development 141:2657-68. PMCID: PMC4067962. (see also: Keeping dendrites in check, Development 2014 141:e1302 )

See also Development editorial highlight: Keeping dendrites in check


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Nmnat exerts neuroprotective effects in axons and dendrites

Yuhui Wen, Jay Z. Parrish, Ruina He, R. Grace Zhai, and Michael D. Kim. (2011) Mol Cel Neurosci. 48:1-8

Jan Lab, Univ. of California San Francisco (2003-2009)

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The tumour suppressor Hippo acts with the NDR kinases in dendritic tiling and maintenance

Emoto K, Parrish JZ, Jan LY, Jan YN (2006) Nature 443:210-213

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