Susan Brown, University Distinguished Professor


Contact information

239A Chalmers Hall


Ph.D. 1984, University of Missouri-Columbia. Genetics.

Area(s) of Specialization

Evolution of gene regulatory networks, using segmentation in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum as a model system. Genomics and Bioinformatics, focusing on genome sequence analysis Tribolium.

Research Focus


Kim, H., Murphy, T., Xia, J., Caragea, D., Park, Y., Beeman, R., Lorenzen, M., Butcher, S., Manak, J. and Brown, S. 2010. Beetlebase in 2010: revisions to provide comprehensive genomic information for Tribolium castaneum. Nucleic Acids Research epub doi:10.1093/nar/gkp807.

Janssen, R., M Le Gouar, M Pechmann, F Poulin, R Bolognesi, E Schwager, C Hopfen, J Colbourne , G. Budd, SJ Brown, NM Prpic, C Kosiol, M Vervoort, W Damen, G Balavoine, AP McGregor. 2010. Conservation, loss, and redeployment of Wnt ligands in protostomes: implications for understanding the evolution of segment. BMC Evol Biol. 10:374.

Choe, CP and SJ Brown. 2009. Genetic regulation of engrailed and wingless in Tribolium segmentation and the evolution of pair-rule segmentation. Developmental Biology 325: 482-91.

Bolognesi, R, Fischer TD, Brown SJ. 2009. Loss of Tc-arrow and canonical Wnt signaling alters posterior morphology and pair-rule gene expression in the short-germ insect, Tribolium castaneum. Dev Genes Evol. 219(7): 369-75.

Trauner, J, J Schinko, MD Lorenzen, TD Shippy, EA Wimmer, RW Beeman, M Klingler, G Bucher and SJ Brown. 2009. Large-Scale insertional mutagenesis of a coleopteran stored grain pest, the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, identifies embryonic lethal mutations and enhancer traps. BMC Biology, 7:73.

Brown, SJ, TD Shippy, S Miller, R Bolognesi, RW Beeman MD Lorenzen, GBucher, EA Wimmer and M Klinger. 2009. Tribolium castaneum: a model for studies of development and pest biology. Emerging Model Organisms Vol 2, (Patel, N; editor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press). Cold Spring Harb. Protoc.; 2009; doi:10.1101/pdb.emo126.

Wang, J., Y. Du, S.Wang, S. Brown and Y Park. 2008. Large diversity of the piggyBac-like elements in the genome of Tribolium castaneum. Insect Biochem. Mol Biol. 38:490-498.

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