Publications

  1. Mathejczyk, M., Wernet, M.F. (2017). Sensing polarized light in insects. In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Oxford Academy Press (in press).

  2. Wernet, M.F., Desplan, C. (2015). Brain wiring in the fourth dimension. Preview. Cell. 162(1):20-2.

  3. Wernet, M.F., Perry, M.W., Desplan, C. (2015).The vast evolutionary diversity of insect retinal mosaics: common design principles and emerging molecular logic. Trends in Genetics. 31(6):316-328.

  4. Wernet, M.F., Huberman, A.D., Desplan, C. (2014). So many pieces, one puzzle: From cell type specification to circuit assembly in the visual system.Genes & Development. 28(23):2565-84. Review.

  5. Wernet, M.F., Klovstad, M., Clandinin, T.R. (2014). A quantitative, multi-color Drosophila toolkit reveals stochastic exclusion between transgenic Sindbis genomes in vivo. PLoS One. 9(11):e112092.

  6. Velez, M.M., Gohl, D., Clandinin, T.R., Wernet, M.F. (2014). Differences in neural circuitry guiding behavioral responses to polarized light presented to either the dorsal or ventral retina in Drosophila. J Neurogenetics10:1-30.

  7. Velez, M.M., Wernet, M.F., Clark, D.A., Clandinin, T.R. (2014). Walking Drosophila align with the e-vector of linearly polarized light through directed modulation of angular acceleration. J Comp Physiol A. 200(6):603-14.

  8. Wernet, M.F., Meier, K.M., Baumann-Klausener, F., Dorfman, R., Weihe, U., Labhart, T., Desplan, C. (2014). Genetic dissection of photoreceptor subtype specification by the Drosophila zinc finger proteins Elbow and No ocelli. PLoS Genetics 10(3):e1004210.

  9. Wernet, M.F., Klovstad, M., Clandinin, T.R. (2014). Generation of infectious virus particles from inducible transgenic genomes. Current Biology 24(3):R107-8.

  10. Wernet, M.F., Desplan, C. (2014). Homothorax and Extradenticle alter the transcription factor network in Drosophila ommatidia at the dorsal rim of the retina. Development 141(4):918-28.

  11. Wernet, M.F., Desplan, C. (2013). Sensory cell fates: four defaults for the price of one. Current Biology 23(24):R1089-91. Preview.

  12. Wernet, M.F., Velez, M.M., Clark, D.A., Baumann-Klausener, F., Brown, J.R., Labhart, T., Clandinin, T.R. (2012). Genetic dissection reveals two separate retinal substrates for polarization vision in Drosophila. Current Biology 22:1-9.

  13. Mazzoni, E.O., Celik, A., Wernet, M.F., Vasiliauskas, D., Johnston, R.J., Cook, T.A., Pichaud, F., Desplan, C. (2008). Iroquois complex genes induce co-expression of rhodopsins in Drosophila,PLoS Biology 6(4):e97.

  14. Wernet, M.F., Celik, A., Mikeladze-Dvali, T., Desplan, C. (2007). Generation of uniform fly retinas. Current Biology 17(23):R1002-3.

  15. Wernet, M.F.*, Mazzoni, E.O.*, Celik, A.*, Duncan, D.A., Duncan, I., Desplan, C. (2006). Stochastic expression of the Drosophila Dioxin receptor Spineless creates the retinal mosaic required for color vision. Nature 440(7081):174-80.

  16. Mikeladze-Dvali, T.*, Wernet, M.F.*, Pistillo, D., Teleman, A., Chen, Y.W., Mazzoni, E.O., Desplan, C. (2005). The growth regulators Dlats and Melted interact in a bistable loop to specify opposite fates in R8 photoreceptors. Cell 122(5):775-87.

  17. Wernet, M.F., Desplan, C. (2004). Building a retinal mosaic: cell-fate decisions in the fly eye. Trends in Cell Biology 14(10):576-84. Review.

  18. Weihe, U., Dorfman, R., Wernet, M.F., Cohen, S.M., Milan, M. (2004). Proximodistal subdivision of Drosophila legs and wings: the elbow-no ocelli complex. Development 131(4):767-74.

  19. Wernet, M.F., Labhart, T., Baumann, F., Mazzoni, E.O., Pichaud, F., and Desplan, C. (2003) Homothorax switches function of Drosophila photoreceptors from color to polarized light sensors. Cell 115(3):267-79.

  20. Tahayato, A., Sonneville, R., Pichaud, F., Wernet, M.F., Papatsenko, D., Beaufils, P., Cook, T., and Desplan, C. (2003) Otd/Crx, a dual regulator for the specification of ommatidial subtypes in the Drosophila retina. Developmental Cell 5(3):391-402.

  21. Kiefer, C., Sumser, E., Wernet, M.F., Von Lintig, J (2002). A class B scavenger receptor mediates the cellular uptake of carotenoids in Drosophila. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99(16):10581-6.

  22. Dorfman, R., Glazer, L., Weihe, U., Wernet, M.F., Shilo, B.Z. (2002). Elbow and Noc define a family of zinc finge proteins controlling morphogenesis of specific tracheal branches. Development 129(15):3585-96.

  23. Von Lintig, J., Dreher, A., Kiefer, C., Wernet, M.F., Vogt, K. (2001). Analysis of the blind Drosophila mutant ninaB identifies the gene encoding the key enzyme for Vitamin A formation in vivo. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98(3):1130-5.

  24. Mollereau, B., Wernet, M.F., Beaufils, P., Killian, D., Pichaud, F., Kuhnlein, R., Desplan, C. (2000). A green fluorescent protein enhancer trap screen in Drosophila photoreceptor cells. Mech. Dev. 93(1-2):151-60.