Caryn Navarro, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Biomedical Genetics

PhD, University of Connecticut

My work converges the areas of genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry to understand how cell polarity is established and maintained. I also use techniques in these areas to explore how piRNAs protect the cell from DNA damage.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Sanghavi P, Liu G, Veeranan-Karmegam R, Navarro C, Gonsalvez GB. Multiple Roles for Egalitarian in Polarization of the Drosophila Egg Chamber. Genetics. 2016 05; 203(1):415-32. PMID: 27017624; PMCID: PMC4858789.
  2. Ott KM, Nguyen T, Navarro C. The DExH box helicase domain of spindle-E is necessary for retrotransposon silencing and axial patterning during Drosophila oogenesis. G3 (Bethesda). 2014 Nov; 4(11):2247-57. PMID: 25239103; PMCID: PMC4232550; DOI: 10.1534/g3.114.014332;.
  3. Rangan P, Malone CD, Navarro C, Newbold SP, Hayes PS, Sachidanandam R, Hannon GJ, Lehmann R. piRNA production requires heterochromatin formation in Drosophila. Curr Biol. 2011 Aug 23; 21(16):1373-9. PMID: 21820311; PMCID: PMC3205116; DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.06.057;.
  4. Navarro C, Bullock S, Lehmann R. Altered dynein-dependent transport in piRNA pathway mutants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jun 16; 106(24):9691-6. PMID: 19478063; PMCID: PMC2688001; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0903837106;.
  5. Navarro C, Puthalakath H, Adams JM, Strasser A, Lehmann R. Egalitarian binds dynein light chain to establish oocyte polarity and maintain oocyte fate. Nat Cell Biol. 2004 May; 6(5):427-35. PMID: 15077115.
  6. Morris JZ, Navarro C, Lehmann R. Identification and analysis of mutations in bob, Doa and eight new genes required for oocyte specification and development in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics. 2003 Aug; 164(4):1435-46. PMID: 12930750; PMCID: PMC1462657.
  7. Navarro C, Lehmann R, Morris J. Oogenesis: Setting one sister above the rest. Curr Biol. 2001 Mar 6; 11(5):R162-5. PMID: 11267882.
  8. Morris J, Lehmann R, Navarro C. Development. PARallels in axis formation. Science. 2000 Jun 9; 288(5472):1759-60. PMID: 10877696.

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Bar chart showing 8 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 2000 and 2001 and 2003 and 2004 and 2009 and 2011 and 2014 and 2016

In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

cell polarity
DNA damage
germ cell
molecular motors
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72 E. Concord St Building A
Boston MA 02118
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