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Toomey, M.B., Marques, C., Andrade, P., Araújo, P.M., Sabatino, S., Gazda, M.A., Afonso, S., Lopes, R.J., Corbo, J.C., and Carneiro, M. (2018) “A non-coding region near Follistatin controls head color polymorphisms in Gouldian finch.” Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 285: 20181788.

Hughes, E.O.A., Myers, C.A., and Corbo, J.C. (2018) “A massively parallel reporter assay reveals context-dependent activity of homeodomain binding sites in vivo.” Genome Res, 28: 1520 – 1531.


Toomey, M.B. and Corbo, J.C. (2017) “Evolution, development and function of vertebrate cone oil droplets.” Front. Neural Circuits, 11:97.

Morshedian, A., Toomey, M.B., Pollock, G.E., Frederiksen, R., Enright, J.M., McCormick, S.D., Cornwall, M.C., Fain, G.L., and Corbo, J.C. (2017) “Cambrian origin of the CYP27C1-mediated vitamin A1-to-A2 switch, a key mechanism of vertebrate sensory plasticity.” R Soc Open Sci, 4: 170362.

Kang, P., Bucelli, R.C., Ferguson, C.J., Corbo, J.C., Kim, A.H., and Day, G.S. (2017) “Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation presenting with isolated leptomeningitis.” Neurology, 89: e66-e67.

Xue, Y., Sato, S., Razafsky, D., Sahu, B., Shen, S.Q., Potter, C., Sandell, L.L., Corbo, J.C., Palczewski, K., Maeda, A., Hodzic, D., and Kefalov, V.J. (2017) “The role of retinol dehydrogenase 10 in the cone visual cycle.” Sci Rep, 7: 2390.

Toomey, M.B., Lopes, R.J., Araujo, P.M., Johnson, J.D., Gazda, M.A., Afonso, S., Mota, P.G., Koch, R.E., Hill, G.E., Corbo J.C., and Carneiro, M. (2017) “High-density lipoprotein receptor SCARB1 is required for carotenoid coloration in birds.” Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 114: 5219-5224.

Hughes, A.E., Enright, J.M., Myers, C.A., Shen, S.Q., and Corbo, J.C. (2017) “Cell Type-Specific Epigenomic Analysis Reveals a Uniquely Closed Chromatin Architecture in Mouse Rod Photoreceptors.” Sci Rep, 7: 43184.

Mitkus, M., Olsson, P., Toomey, M.B., Corbo, J.C., and Kelber A. (2017) “Specialized Photoreceptor Composition in the Raptor Fovea.” J Comp Neurol, 525: 2152-2163.


White, M.A., Kwasnieski, J.C., Myers, C.A., Shen, S.Q., Corbo, J.C., and Cohen, B.A. (2016) "A Simple Grammar Define Activating and Repressing cis-Regulatory Elements in Photoreceptors." Cell Rep, 17: 1247-1254.

Toomey, M.B., Lind, O., Frederiksen, R., Curley, R.W., Riedl, K.M., Wilby, D., Schwartz, S.J., Witt, C.C., Harrison, E.H., Roberts, N.W., Vorobyev, M., McGraw, K.J., Cornwall, M.C., Kelber, A. and Corbo, J.C. (2016) "Complementary shifts in photoreceptor spectral tuning unlock the full adaptive potential of ultraviolet vision in birds." eLife, 10.7554: 15675.

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Lopes, R.J., Johnson, J.D., Toomey, M.B., Ferreira, M.S., Araujo, P.M., Melo-Ferreira, J., Andersson, L., Hill, G.E., Corbo, J.C. and Carneiro, M. (2016) “Genetic basis for red coloration in birds.” Curr Biol., 26: 1427-34.

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Kramlinger, V.M., Nagy, L.D., Fujiwara, R., Johnson, K.M., Phan, T.T., Xiao, Y., Enright, J.M., Toomey, M.B., Corbo, J.C. and Guengerich, F.P. (2016) “Human cytochrome P450 27C1 catalyzes 3,4-desaturation of retinoids.” FEBS Lett, 590: 1304-12.

Xue, Y., Shen, S.Q., Corbo, J.C. and Kefalov, V.J. (2016) “Circadian and light-driven regulation of rod dark adaptation.” Sci Rep, 5: 17616.

Shen, S.Q., Myers, C.A., Hughes, A.E., Byrne, L.C., Flannery, J.G. and Corbo, J.C. (2016) “Massively parallel cis-regulatory analysis in the mammalian central nervous system.” Genome Res, 26: 238-55.


Enright, J.M., Toomey, M.B., Sato, S.Y., Temple, S.E., Allen, J.R., Fujiwara, R., Kramlinger, V.M., Nagy, L.D., Johnson, K.M., Xiao, Y., How, M.J., Johnson, S.L., Roberts, N.W., Kefalov, V.J., Guengerich, F.P. and Corbo, J.C. (2015) “Cyp27c1 red-shifts the spectral sensitivity of photoreceptors by converting vitamin A1 into A2.” Curr Biol, 25: 3048-57.

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Toomey, M.B., Collins, A.M., Frederiksen, R., Cornwall, M.C., Timlin, J.A. and Corbo, J.C. (2015) “A complex carotenoid palette tunes avian colour vision.” J R Soc Interface, 12: 20150563.

Wilby, D., Toomey, M.B., Olsson, P., Frederiksen, R., Cornwall, M.C., Oulton, R., Kelber, A., Corbo, J.C. and Roberts, N.W. (2015) “Optics of cone photoreceptors in the chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus).” J R Soc Interface, 12: 20150591.

Zhang, C., Myers, C.A., Qi, Z., Mitra, R.D., Corbo, J.C. and Havranek, J.J. (2015) “Redesign of the monomer-monomer interface of Cre recombinase yields an obligate heterotetrameric complex.” Nucleic Acids Res, 43: 9076-85.

Xue, Y., Shen, S.Q., Jui, J., Rupp, A.C., Byrne, L.C., Hattar, S., Flannery, J.G., Corbo, J.C. and Kefalov, V.J. (2015) “CRALBP supports the mammalian retinal visual cycle and cone vision.” J Clin Invest, 125: 727-38.

Enright, J.M., Lawrence, K.A., Hadzic, T. and Corbo, J.C. (2015) “Transcriptome profiling of developing photoreceptor subtypes reveals candidate genes involved in avian photoreceptor diversification” J Comp Neurol., 523: 649-68.


Jiao, Y., Lau, T., Hatzikirou, H., Meyer-Hermann, M., Corbo, J.C. and Torquato, S. (2014) "Avian photoreceptor patterns represent a disordered hyperuniform solution to a multiscale packing problem" Physical Review E, 89: 022721.

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Shen, S.Q., Turro, E. and Corbo, J.C. (2014) “Hybrid mice reveal parent-of-origin and cis- and trans-regulatory effects in the retina.” PLoS One., 9: e109382.

Wang, J.S., Nymark, S., Frederiksen, R., Estevez, M.E., Shen, S.Q., Corbo, J.C., Cornwall, M.C. and Kefalov, V.J. (2014) “Chromophore supply rate-limits mammalian photoreceptor dark adaptation” J Neurosci., 34: 11212-21.

Rohatgi, A., Corbo, J.C., Monte, K., Higgs, S., Vanlandingham, D.L., Kardon, G. and Lenschow, D.J. (2014) “Infection of myofibers contributes to increased pathogenicity during infection with an epidemic strain of chikungunya virus.” J Virol., 88: 2414-25.


White, M.A., Myers, C.A., Corbo, J.C. and Cohen, B.A. (2013) “Massively parallel in vivo enhancer assay reveals that highly local features determine the cis-regulatory function of ChIP-seq peaks”, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., 110: 11952-7.

Montana, C.L., Kolesnikov, A.V., Shen, S.Q., Myers, C.A., Kefalov, V.J. and Corbo, J.C. (2013) “Reprogramming of adult rod photoreceptors prevents retinal degeneration”, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110: 1732-7.

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Montana, C.L., Myers, C.A. and Corbo, J.C., (2013) “Quantifying the activity of cis-regulatory elements in the mouse retina by explant electroporation”, Methods Mol. Biol. 935: 329-40.


Kwasnieski, J.C., Mogno, I., Myers, C.A., Corbo, J.C. and Cohen, B.A., (2012) “Complex Effects of nucleotide variants in a mammalian cis-regulatory element”, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 109: 19498-503.

Donovan, S.L. and Corbo, J.C. (2012) “Retinal horizontal cells lacking Rb1 sustain persistent DNA damage and survive as polyploid giant cells”, Mol. Biol. Cell. 23: 4362-72.

Lincoff, N.S., Chung, C., Balos, L., Corbo, J.C. and Sharma, A. (2012) “Combing the globe for terrorism”, J. Neuroophthalmol., 32: 82-85.


Montana, C.L., Lawrence, K.A., Williams, N.L., Nicholas M. Tran, N.M., Peng, G.-H., Chen, S. and Corbo, J.C. (2011) “Transcriptional regulation of neural retina leucine zipper (Nrl), a photoreceptor cell fate determinant ”, J Biol Chem. 286: 36921-21.

Yoon, M.K., Sharma, A., Corbo, J. and McCulley, T.J. (2011) “Progressive aphasia and vision loss in a teen-aged girl”, J. Neuroophthalmol., 31: 279-284.

Özgül, R.K., Siemiatkowska, A.M., Yücel, D., Myers, C.A., …and Corbo, J.C. (2011) “Exome sequencing and cis-regulatory mapping identify mutations in MAK, a gene encoding a regulator of ciliary length, as a cause of retinitis pigmentosa”, Am. J. Hum. Genet., 89: 253-264.

Montana, C.L., Myers, C.A. and Corbo, J.C. (2011) “Quantifying the activity of cis-regulatory elements in the mouse retina by explant electroporation”, J. Vis. Exp., pii: 2821.

Friedrich, U., Myers, C.A., Fritsche, L.G., Milenkovich, A., Wolf, A., Corbo, J.C. and Weber, B.H.F. (2011) “Risk and non risk associated variants at the 10q26 AMD locus influence ARMS2 mRNA expression but exclude pathogenic effects due to protein deficiency”, Hum. Mol. Genet., 20: 1387-99.

Liu, Z., Turkoz, A., Jackson, E.N., Corbo, J.C., Engelbach, J.A., Garbow, J.R., Piwnica-Worms, D.R. and Kopan, R. (2011) “Notch1 loss of heterozygosity causes vascular tumors and lethal hemorrhage in mice”, J. Clin. Invest., 121: 800-8.

2010 and Before

Langmann, T., Di Gioia, S.A., Rau, I., Stohr, H., Maksimovic, N.S., Corbo, J.C., Renner, A.B., Zrenner, E., Kumaramanickavel, G., Karlstetter, M., Arsenijevic, Y., Weber, B.H., Gal, A. and Rivolta, C. (2010) “Nonsense mutations in FAM161A cause RP28-associated recessive retinitis pigmentosa”, Am. J. Hum. Genet., 87: 376-81.

Corbo, J.C., Lawrence, K.A., Karlstetter, M., Myers, C.A., Abdelaziz, M., Dirkes, W., Weigelt, K., Seifert, M., Benes, V., Fritsche, L.G., Weber, B.H.F. and Langmann, T. (2010) “CRX ChIP-seq reveals the cis-regulatory architecture of mouse photoreceptors”, Genome Res. 20: 1512-25.

Lee, J.W., Myers, C.A., Williams, N., Abdelaziz, M. and Corbo, J.C. (2010) “Quantitative fine-tuning of photoreceptor cis-regulatory elements via affinity modulation of transcription factor binding sites”, Gene Ther. 17: 1390-9.

Kram, Y., Mantey, S. and Corbo, J.C. (2010) “Avian cone photoreceptors tile the retina as five independent, self-organizing mosaics”, PLoS ONE 5: e8992.

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Corbo, J.C. (2008) “The role of cis-regulatory elements in the design of gene therapy vectors for inherited blindness”, Expert Opin Biol Ther. 8: 599-608.

Montana, C.L. and Corbo, J.C. (2008) “Inherited diseases of photoreceptors and prospects for gene therapy”, Pharmacogenomics, 9: 335-347.

Hsiau, T.H., Diaconu, C., Myers, C.A., Lee, J., Cepko, C.L. and Corbo, J.C. (2007) “The cis-regulatory logic of the mammalian photoreceptor transcriptional network”, PLoS ONE 2: e643.

Corbo, J.C., Myers, C.A., Lawrence, K.A., Jadhav, A.P. and Cepko, C.L. (2007) “A typology of photoreceptor gene expression patterns in the mouse”, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104: 12069-74.

Portera-Cailliau, C., Russ, C., Brown, R.H. Jr., Budson, A.E., Vonsatte, J.P., Folkerth, R.D. and Corbo, J.C. (2007) “A familial form of pallidoluysionigral degeneration and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with divergent clinical presentations” J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 66: 650-9.

Deuel, T.A., Liu, J.S., Corbo, J.C., Yoo, S.Y., Rorke-Adams, L.B. and Walsh, C.A. (2006) “Genetic interactions between doublecortin and doublecortin-like kinase in neuronal migration and axon outgrowth” Neuron 49: 41-53.

Corbo, J.C. and Cepko, C.L. (2005) “A hybrid photoreceptor expressing both rod and cone genes in a mouse model of Enhanced S-cone Syndrome”, PLoS Genetics 1: e11

Kissin, E.Y., Corbo, J.C., Farraye, F. A. and Merkel, P.A. (2003) “Colchicine myopathy in a patient with familial Mediterranean fever and normal renal function”, Arthritis and Rheumatology 49: 614-616

Corbo, J.C. , Deuel, T., Long, J., LaPorte, P., Wynshaw-Boris, A. and Walsh, C.A. (2002) "Doublecortin is required in mice for lamination of the hippocampus but not the neocortex", The Journal of Neuroscience 22: 7548-7557

Di Gregorio, A., Corbo, J.C. and Levine, M. (2001), "The regulation of forkhead/HNF3ß expression in the Ciona embryo", Developmental Biology 229: 31-43

Corbo J.C., Di Gregorio, A. and Levine, M. (2001), "The ascidian as a model organism in developmental and evolutionary biology", Cell 106: 535-538

Lin, P.T., Gleeson, J.G., Corbo, J.C., Flanagan, L. and. Walsh, C.A. (2000), "DCAMKL1 encodes a protein kinase with homology to doublecortin that regulates microtubule polymerization", The Journal of Neuroscience 20: 9152-9161

Pasquinelli, A.E., Reinhart, B.J., Slack, F., Martindale, M.Q., Kuroda, M.I., Maller, B., Hayward, D.C., Ball, E.E., Degnan, B., Muller, P., Spring, J., Srinivasan, A., Fishman, M., Finnerty, J., Corbo, J., Levine, M., Leahy, P., Davidson, E. and Ruvkun, G. (2000), "Conservation of the sequence and temporal expression of let-7 heterochronic regulatory RNA", Nature 408: 86-89

Corbo, J.C., Fujiwara, S., Levine, M. and Di Gregorio, A. (1998) "Suppressor of Hairless activates Brachyury expression in the Ciona embryo" Developmental Biology 203: 358-368

Fujiwara, S., Corbo, J.C. and Levine, M. (1998) "The Snail repressor establishes a muscle/notochord boundary in the Ciona embryo" Development 125: 2511-2520

Erives, A., Corbo, J.C. and Levine, M. (1998) "Lineage-specific regulation of the Ciona snail gene in the embryonic mesoderm and neuroectoderm", Developmental Biology 194: 213-225

Corbo, J.C., Erives, A., Di Gregorio, A., Chang, A. and Levine, M. (1997) "Dorsoventral patterning of the vertebrate neural tube is conserved in a protochordate", Development 124: 2335-2344

Corbo, J.C., Levine, M. and Zeller, R. W. (1997) "Characterization of a notochord-specific enhancer from the Brachyury promoter region of the ascidian, Ciona intestinalis", Development 124: 589-602

Corbo, J.C. and Levine, M. (1996) "Characterization of an immunodeficiency mutant in Drosophila", Mechanisms of Development 55: 211-220

Wilson, K.J., Sessitsch, A., Corbo, J.C., Giller, K.E., Akkermans, A.D.L. and Jefferson, R.A. (1995) "Beta-glucuronidase (GUS) transposons for ecological and genetic studies of Rhizobia and other Gram-negative bacteria" Microbiology 141: 1691-1705

Margolin, W., Corbo, J.C. and Long, S.R. (1991), "Cloning and characterization of a Rhizobium meliloti homolog of the Escherichia coli cell division gene, FtsZ", Journal of Bacteriology 173: 5822-5830