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David Whitmore

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David Whitmore


Professor and Principal Investigator
Centre for Cell and Molecular Dynamics
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University College London


Head, UCL Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology (2011 - Present)
Interim Head, UCL Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology (2010 - 2011)
Professor of Chronobiology, UCL, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology (2010 - Present)
Reader of Chronobiology, UCL, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology (2005 - 2010)
Lecturer, UCL, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology (2001 - 2005)
Research Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute, Tuebingen, Germany (2000 - 2001)
Postdoctoral Fellow, IGBMC, Strasbourg, France (1996 - 2000)
PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA (1996)


Beale A, Guibal C, Tamai TK, Klotz L, Cowen S, Peyric E, Reynoso VH, Yamamoto Y and Whitmore D (2013)
Circadian rhythms in Mexican blind cavefish Astyanax mexicanus in the lab and in the field. Nat Commun. 4: 2769 (PDF).

Peyric E, Moore HA and Whitmore D (2013)
Circadian clock regulation of the cell cycle in the zebrafish intestine. PLoS One 8: e73209 (PDF).

Martín-Robles ÁJ, Whitmore D, Pendón C, Muñoz-Cueto JA (2013)
Differential effects of transient constant light-dark conditions on daily rhythms of Period and Clock transcripts during Senegalese sole metamorphosis.
Chronobiol Int. 30: 699-710 (PDF).

Laranjeiro R, Tamai TK, Peyric E, Krusche P, Ott S and Whitmore D (2013)
Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p20 controls circadian cell-cycle timing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110: 6835-6840 (PDF).

Tamai TK, Young LC, Cox CA and Whitmore D (2012)
Light acts on the zebrafish circadian clock to suppress rhythmic mitosis and cell proliferation.
J Biol Rhythms
27: 226-236 (PDF).

Dekens MP and Whitmore D (2008)
Autonomous onset of the circadian clock in the zebrafish embryo.
EMBO J 27: 2757-2765 (PDF).

Tamai TK, Young LC and Whitmore D (2007)
Light signaling to the zebrafish circadian clock by Cryptochrome 1a.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104: 2757-2765 (PDF).

Carr AJ, Tamai TK, Young LC, Ferrer V, Dekens MP and Whitmore D (2006)
Light reaches the very heart of the zebrafish clock.
Chronobiol Int 23: 91-100.

Tamai TK, Carr AJ and Whitmore D (2005)
Zebrafish circadian clocks: cells that see light.
Biochem Soc Trans 33: 962-966.

Carr A-JF and Whitmore D (2005)
Imaging of single light-responsive clock cells reveals fluctuating free-running periods.
Nat Cell Biol 7: 319-321 (PDF).

Vallone D, Gondi SB, Whitmore D and Foulkes NS (2004)
E-box function in a period gene repressed by light.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 101: 4106-4111 (PDF).

Tamai TK, Vardhanabhuti V, Foulkes NS and Whitmore D (2004)
Early embryonic light detection improves survival.
Curr Biol 14: R104-105 (PDF); Erratum (PDF).

Dekens MPS, Santoriello C, Vallone D, Grassi G, Whitmore D and Foulkes NS (2003)
Light regulates the cell cycle in zebrafish.
Curr Biol 13: 2051-2057 (PDF).

Moutsaki P, Whitmore D, Bellingham J, Sakamoto K, David-Gray ZK and Foster RG (2003)
Teleost multiple tissue (tmt) opsin: a candidate photopigment regulating the peripheral clocks of zebrafish?
Brain Res Mol Brain Res 112: 135-145.

Tamai TK, Vardhanabhuti V, Arthur S, Foulkes NS and Whitmore D (2003)
Flies and fish: birds of a feather.
J Neuroendocrinol 15: 344-349.

Bellingham J, Whitmore D, Philp AR, Wells DJ and Foster RG (2002)
Zebrafish melanopsin: isolation, tissue localisation and phylogenetic position.
Brain Res Mol Brain Res 107: 128-136.

Cermakian N, Whitmore D, Foulkes NS and Sassone-Corsi P (2000)
Asynchronous oscillations of two zebrafish CLOCK partners reveal differential clock control and function.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 97: 4339-4344.

Whitmore D, Cermakian N, Crosio C, Foulkes NS, Pando MP, Travnickova Z and Sassone-Corsi P (2000)
A clockwork organ.
Biol Chem 381: 793-800.

Whitmore D, Foulkes NS and Sassone-Corsi P (2000)
Light acts directly on organs and cells in culture to set the vertebrate circadian clock.
Nature 404: 87-91 (PDF).

Whitmore D, Foulkes NS, Straehle U and Sassone-Corsi P (1998)
Zebrafish Clock rhythmic expression reveals independent peripheral circadian oscillators.
Nat Neurosci 1: 701-707 (PDF).

Khalsa SB, Whitmore D, Bogart B and Block GD (1996)
Evidence for a central role of transcription in the timing mechanism of a circadian clock.
Am J Physiol 271: C1646-1651.

Block GD, Geusz M, Khalsa SB, Michel S and Whitmore D (1996)
Circadian rhythm generation, expression and entrainment in a molluscan model system.
Prog Brain Res 111: 93-102.

Block G, Geusz M, Khalsa S, Michel S and Whitmore D (1995)
Cellular analysis of a molluscan retinal biological clock.
Ciba Found Symp 183: 51-60.

Colwell CS, Whitmore D, Michel S and Block GD (1994)
Calcium plays a central role in phase shifting the ocular circadian pacemaker of Aplysia.
J Comp Physiol 175: 415-423.

Khalsa SB, Whitmore D and Block GD (1992)
Stopping the circadian pacemaker with inhibitors of protein synthesis.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 89: 10862-10866

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