Wendy Katz, Ph.D.

Bio / Education: 

BS. University of California, Berkeley, 1977
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989

PubMed Publications: 

  • Li, J.;Song, J.;Zaytseva, Y.Y.;Liu, Y.;Rychahou, P.;Jiang, K.;Starr, M.E.;Kim, J.T.;Harris, J.W.;Yiannikouris, F.B.;Katz, W.S.;Nilsson, P.M.;Orho-Melander, M.;Chen, J.;Zhu, H.;Fahrenholz, T.;Higashi, R.M.;Gao, T.;Morris, A.J.;Cassis, L.A.;Fan, T.W.;Weiss, H.L.;Dobner, P.R.;Melander, O.;Jia, J.;Evers, B.M. "An obligatory role for neurotensin in high-fat-diet-induced obesity." Nature 533, 7603 (2016): 411-5. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Walton, R.G.;Zhu, B.;Unal, R.;Spencer, M.;Sunkara, M.;Morris, A.J.;Charnigo, R.;Katz, W.S.;Daugherty, A.;Howatt, D.A.;Kern, P.A.;Finlin, B.S. "Increasing adipocyte lipoprotein lipase improves glucose metabolism in high fat diet-induced obesity." The Journal of biological chemistry 290, 18 (2015): 11547-56. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Moirangthem, V.;Katz, W.S.;Su, W.;Choi, E.Y.;Dingle, R.W.;Zeigler, G.M.;Everson, W.V.;Jennings, C.D.;Gong, M.;Swanson, H.I. "Impact of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin on cutaneous wound healing." Experimental and toxicologic pathology : official journal of the Gesellschaft fur Toxikologische Pathologie 65, 1-2 (2013): 61-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Inoue, T.;Oz, H.S.;Wiland, D.;Gharib, S.;Deshpande, R.;Hill, R.J.;Katz, W.S.;Sternberg, P.W. "C. elegans LIN-18 is a Ryk ortholog and functions in parallel to LIN-17/Frizzled in Wnt signaling." Cell 118, 6 (2004): 795-806. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Clandinin, T.R.;Katz, W.S.;Sternberg, P.W. "Caenorhabditis elegans HOM-C genes regulate the response of vulval precursor cells to inductive signal." Developmental biology 182, 1 (1997): 150-61. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Katz, W.S.;Lesa, G.M.;Yannoukakos, D.;Clandinin, T.R.;Schlessinger, J.;Sternberg, P.W. "A point mutation in the extracellular domain activates LET-23, the Caenorhabditis elegans epidermal growth factor receptor homolog." Molecular and cellular biology 16, 2 (1996): 529-37. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Katz, W.S.;Hill, R.J.;Clandinin, T.R.;Sternberg, P.W. "Different levels of the C. elegans growth factor LIN-3 promote distinct vulval precursor fates." Cell 82, 2 (1995): 297-307. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Sternberg, P.W.;Lesa, G.;Lee, J.;Katz, W.S.;Yoon, C.;Clandinin, T.R.;Huang, L.S.;Chamberlin, H.M.;Jongeward, G. "LET-23-mediated signal transduction during Caenorhabditis elegans development." Molecular reproduction and development 42, 4 (1995): 523-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Sternberg, P.W.;Yoon, C.H.;Lee, J.;Jongeward, G.D.;Kayne, P.S.;Katz, W.S.;Lesa, G.;Liu, J.;Golden, A.;Huang, L.S. "Molecular genetics of proto-oncogenes and candidate tumor suppressors in Caenorhabditis elegans." Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology 59, (1994): 155-63. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Katz, W.S.;Sternberg, P.W. "A plethora of intercellular signals during Caenorhabditis elegans development." Current opinion in cell biology 4, 6 (1992): 939-47. [PubMed Link] |
  • Praitis, V.;Katz, W.S.;Solomon, F. "A codon change in beta-tubulin which drastically affects microtubule structure in Drosophila melanogaster fails to produce a significant phenotype in Saccharomyces cerevisiae." Molecular and cellular biology 11, 9 (1991): 4726-31. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Katz, W.S.;Solomon, F. "Organizing microtubules in the cytoplasm: genetic approaches in yeast and animal cells." Cell motility and the cytoskeleton 14, 1 (1989): 50-7. [PubMed Link] |
  • Katz, W.S.;Solomon, F. "Diversity among beta-tubulins: a carboxy-terminal domain of yeast beta-tubulin is not essential in vivo." Molecular and cellular biology 8, 7 (1988): 2730-6. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]