Complete list in NCBI My Bibliography



  • KZ Miao, A Cozzone, MP Harris, J Caetano-Lopes, S Fisher. Osteoclast activity sculpts craniofacial form to permit sensorineural patterning in the zebrafish skull.Frontiers in Endocrinology, 2706
  • A Meyer-Miner, JLM Van Gennip, K Henke, MP Harris, B Ciruna. Resolving primary pathomechanisms driving idiopathic-like spinal curvature using a new katnb1 scoliosis model. Iscience 25 (9), 105028
  • I Khrystoforova, C Shochat-Carvalho, R Harari, K Henke, K Woronowicz, MP Harris, D. Karasik. Zebrafish mutants reveal unexpected role of Lrp5 in osteoclast regulation. Frontiers in Endocrinology 13, 985304-985304
  • N Blum, MP Harris. Localized heterochrony integrates overgrowth potential of oncogenic clones. Disease Models & Mechanisms


  • Daane, JM, Lanni J, Blum N, Iovine MK, Higdon CS, Johnson SL, Lovejoy NR, Harris MP (2021) Modulation of bioelectric cues in the evolution of flying fishes. Current Biology. Sep 13;S0960-9822(21)01190-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.08.054
    • Highlighted in: Maderspacher, F (2021) Evolution and development: From the pet shop to the pelagic zone. Current Biology.31:R1467-1490
  • Thompson AW, Hawkins MB, Parey E, Wcisel DJ, Ota T, Kawasaki K, Funk EC, Losilla M, Fitch O, Pan Q, Feron R, Milhes M, Racicot BL, Childs KL, Fontenot Q, Ferrara A, David SR, McCune AR, Dornburg A, Yoder JA, Guiguen Y, Roest-Crollius H, Berthelot C, Harris MP, and Braasch I (2021). The genome of the bowfin (Amia calva) illuminates the evolution and development of holostean ray-finned fishes Nature Genetics, Sep;53(9):1373-1384. doi: 10.1038/s41588-021-00914-y. PMID: 34462605
  • Treaster S., Daane J., Harris MP. (2021) Refining Convergent Rate Analysis with Topology in Mammalian Longevity and Marine Transitions. Mol. Biol. Evol. 38, 5190–5203.[link]
  • Treaster S., Karasik, D., and Harris, MP. (2021) Footprints in the Sand: Deep Taxonomic Comparisons in Vertebrate Genomics to Unveil the Genetic Programs of Human Longevity. Front. Genet. 12.[link]
  • Harris MP. (2021) Bioelectric signaling as a unique regulator of development and regeneration. Development. May 15;148(10):dev180794. PMID: 33999994
  • Alhazmi N, Carroll SH, Kawasaki K, Woronowicz KC, Hallett SA, Trevino CM, Li EB, Baron R, Gori F, Yelick, PC, Harris MP, and Liao EC (2021) Synergistic roles of Wnt Modulators R-spondin2 and R-spondin3 in Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Dental Development. Sci. Reports. Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 12;11(1):5871. PMID: 33712657
  • Paese, CLB, Hawkins MB, Brugmann SA, Harris MP. (2021) Avian Hindlimb Atavisms and Early Developmental Polarity of the Limb. Developmental Dynamics 2021 Feb 19. PMID: 33605505
  • Hawkins MB, K. Henke, Harris MP. (2021) Latent limb developmental potential in the zebrafish fin. Cell, 184(4):899-911.e13 PMID 33545089
    • Highlighted in:
      • Tulenko FJ and Currie PD (2021) Bones of Contention: Skeletal patterning across the fin to limb transition. Cell.184:854-856
      • Penissi E.(2021) Genes for life on land evolved earlier in fish. Hidden genetic pathways behind land-water transition are found in living fish. Science. 371:658-659.
      • Nakamura, T., Schneider, I, and Shubin NH (2021) Evolution: The deep genetic roots of tetrapod-specific traits. Current Biology PMID 4033765


  • Daane JM, Auvinet J, Stoebenau A, Yergeau D, Harris MP, Detrich HW III (2020) Developmental constraint shaped genome evolution and erythrocyte loss in Antarctic fishes following paleoclimate change. PLoS Genet 16(10): e1009173. PMID: 33108368
  • Samuels BD, Aho R, Brinkley JF, Bugacov A, Feingold E, Fisher S, Gonzalez-Reiche AS, Hacia JG, Hallgrimsson B, Hansen K, Harris MP, Hochheiser H, Ho T-V, Holmes G, Hooper JE, Jabs EW, Jones KL, Kesselman C, Klein O, Leslie EJ, Li H, Liao E, Long H, Lu N, Maas RL, Marazita ML, Mohammed J, Prescott S, Schuler R, Selleri L, Spritz R, Swigut T, Bakel H, Visel A, Welsh I, Williams C, Williams TJ, Wysocka J, Yuan Y, and Chai Y. (2020) FaceBase 3: A FAIR Resource for Craniofacial and Dental Research. Development. Sep 21;147(18):dev191213. PMID: 32958507
  • Peskin B, Henke K, Nicolás Cumplido, Treaster S, Harris MP#, Bagnat M, Arratia, G*. (2020). Notochordal signals establish phylogenetic identity of the teleost spine. Curr Biol. Jul 20;30(14):2805-2814.e3. PMID: 32559448; *, shared last authors #communicating [link]
    • Highlighted in: Sallan L (2020) Evolution: Spinal Innovation Enabled by Genome Duplication. Current Biology. PMID: 32898489
  • Harris, MP and Riley, B. (2020). Finding the pattern within. In remembrance, Dr. John Fallon. Dev Bio. Volume: ‏ 463Issue: ‏ 2Pages: ‏ 182-184
  • Rose CD, Pompili D, Henke K, Van Gennip JLM, Meyer-Miner A, Rana R, Gobron S, Harris MP, Nitz M, and Ciruna B (2020) SCO-spondin defects and neuroinflammation identified as conserved mechanisms driving severe spine deformity across genetic models of idiopathic scoliosis. Current Biology. Jun 22;30(12):2363-2373.e6. PMID: 32386528
  • Harris MP*, Daane J, and Lanni J (2020) Veiled mirrors: fish fins giving insight into size regulation. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol.. doi: 10.1002/wdev.381. PMID:32323915 *corresponding author.
  • Li C, Barton C, Henke K, Daane J, Caetano-Lopes J, Tanguay R, and Harris MP. (2020). Celsr1a is essential for tissue homeostasis and onset of aging phenotypes in the zebrafish. eLife Jan 27;9. pii: e50523. PMID:31985398 [link]
  • Caetano-Lopes J, Urso K, Henke K, Warman ML, Charles JF, Harris MP. (2020) Unique and non-redundant function of csf1r paralogues in regulation of post-embryonic development and evolution of the zebrafish. Development Jan 22;147(2). PMID: 31932352
  • Coulter ME, Musaev D, DeGennaro EM, Zhang X, Henke K, James K, Smith RS, Hill RS, Partlow JN, Al-Saffar M, Kamumbu S, Hatem N, Barkovich AJ, Zaki MS, Sultan T, Rajab A, Al-Gazali L, Mochida GH, Harris MP, Gleeson, JG, Walsh CA. (2020) Regulation of human cerebral cortical development by EXOC7 and EXOC8, components of the exocyst complex, and roles in neural progenitor cell proliferation and survival. Genet Med. 2020 Feb 27. PMID:32103185


  • Lanni, J, Peal D, Ekstrom L, Chen. H, Stanclift C, Bowen M, Mercado A, Gamba G, Kahle, K, Harris MP. (2019) Integrated K+ channel and K+Cl- cotransporter function are required for the coordination of size and proportion during development. Dev Biol. Aug 28. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2019.08.016. PMID:31472116
  • Busse B, Galloway JL, Gray RS, Harris MP, Kwon RY (2019) Zebrafish as an emerging model for orthopaedic research. Orthopedic Research Journal, J Orthop Res. PMID: 31773769 *all authors shared authorship
  • Urso K, Caetano-Lopes J, Lee P, Henke K, Sury M, Duryea J, Nigrovic P, Harris MP, Charles JF. (2019). G protein-coupled receptor 137B negatively regulates osteoclast function in mouse and zebrafish. Bone. 127:104-113. PMID: 31173907
  • Daane JM, Dauberg A, Hawkins MB, Smits, P., Warman M, Near T, Detrich W, Harris MP. (2019). Phylogenomic evidence of genetic changes that presage radiation of Antarctic notothenioids. Nature Eco Evol. Jul;3(7):1102-1109. PMID: 31182814
    • Highlighted in: Chronicles of an adaptive radiation. Longo SJ. (2019) Nat Ecol Evol. Jul;3(7):1005-1006. doi: 10.1038/s41559-019-0915-1. PMID: 31182812
  • Webster K., Henke K, Ingalls N, Harris MP, Siegfried K. (2019) Cdk21 is a novel cell cycle regulator that is necessary for germ cell development. Reproduction Apr 1;157(4):383-398. PMID: 30763280


  • Harris, MP, Arratia, G. (2018). Patterning of the spine: segmental mechanisms within the notochord. eLife 2018;7:e37288
  • Daane JM, Lanni J, Rothenberg I, Seebohm G, Higdon CW, Johnson SL, Harris MP. (2018). Potassium channel signaling instructs allometric growth rate independently from positional information in zebrafish fins. Sci Reports Jul 10;8(1):10391. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-28450-6. PMID:29991812
  • Gistelinck C, Kwon RY, Malfait F, Symoens S, Vermassen P, De Saffel H, Henke K, Harris MP, Hawkins, MB, De Paepe A, Weis M, Eyre DR, Coucke PJ, Willaert A. (2018) Phenomic analysis of zebrafish type I collagen mutants reveals a spectrum of skeletal phenotypes mimicking the clinical variability in human brittle bone disease. PNAS; Aug 6. pii: 201722200. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1722200115. PMID: 30082390
  • Parsons KJ, Son YH, Crespel A, Thambithurai D, Killen S, Harris MP and Albertson RA (2018) Conserved but flexible covariance structure in the zebrafish skull: Implications for craniofacial evolvability. Proc Royal Society B. Apr 25;285(1877). PMID: 29669899


  • Henke K, Daane JM, Hawkins MB, Dooley CM, Busch-Nentwich EM, Stemple DL, Harris MP (2017). Genetic regulation of post-embryonic development in the zebrafish: dominant screens affecting form. Genetics. PMID: 28835471
  • Charles, JF, Sury M, Tsang K, Urso K, Henke K, Huang H, Russell R, Duryea J, Harris MP (2017) Utility of quantitative micro-CT analysis in zebrafish to define gene function during skeletogenesis. Bone Aug;101:162-171. PMID:28476577
  • Fish J, Albertson C, Harris, MP, Lozanoff S, Marcucio R, Richtsmeier J and Trainor P. (2017) The Society for Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology 39th Annual Meeting AJHG. Feb 7.


  • Witten PE, Harris, MP, Huysseune, A, and Winkler C. (2016) Small teleost fish provide new insights into human skeletal diseases. The Zebrafish: Disease Models and Chemical Screens 4th Ed. L. Zon and W. Detrich eds.
  • Brinkley J, Fisher S, Harris MP, Holmes G, Hooper JE, Jabs EW4, Jones KL, Kesselman C, Klein O, Maas RL, Marazita ML, Selleri L, Spritz RA, van Bakel H, Visel A, Williams TJ, Wysocka J, the FaceBase Consortium* and Chai Y. (2016). The FaceBase Consortium: A Comprehensive Resource for Craniofacial Researchers. Development. 2016 Jul 15;143(14):2677-88. PMID:27287806
  • Kwon, RY, Harris, MP (2016) Fishes swim into view at ASMBR: meeting report on FishBone advancing the use of fish for skeletal research. Bone Key. IBMS BoneKey 13, 795
  • Daane JM, Rohner N, Konstantinidis P, Djuranovic S, and Harris MP. (2016) Phylogenomic evidence for parallelism and correlative selection during fish skeletal evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution, Jan;33(1):162-73. PMID: 26452532
    • Highlighted in: Beck EA, Healey HM, Small CM, Currey MC, Desvignes T, Cresko WA, Postlethwait JH. (2021) Advancing human disease research with fish evolutionary mutant models. Trends Genet. Jul 29:S0168-9525(21)00191-8. PMID: 34334238


  • Harris MP, Hawkins MB. (2015) Out of the Mouth of Minnows. Dev Cell. Nov 9;35(3):263-4. PMID: 26555045


  • Hu W, Henke K, Pomp O, Kodani A, Ben-Omran T, Mochida G, Yu T. Woodworth M, Bonnard C, Shboul M, Raj G, Tan T, Hamamy H, Saffar M, Partlow J, Al-Dosari M, Alazami A, Alowain M, Alkuraya F, Reiter J, Harris, MP, Walsh C. (2014) Katanin p80 regulates human cortical development by limiting centriole and cilia number. Neuron 17;84(6):1240-57.
  • Harris, MP, Katrin Henke, M. Brent Hawkins, P. E Witten. (2014) Fish is Fish: the use of experimental model species to reveal causes of skeletal diversity in evolution and disease. J. Applied Ichthyology 1;30(4):616-629 PMID:25221374
  • Harris MP, Purcell P (2014) The society of craniofacial genetics and developmental biology 36th annual meeting. Am J Med Genet A. PMID: 28168819
  • Perathoner S, Daane J, Henrion U, Seebolm G, Higdon W, Johnson S, Nusslein-Volhard C, Harris MP. (2014) Bioelectric signaling regulates size in zebrafish fins. Plos Genetics, Jan;10(1):e1004080.


  • Henke K, Bowen M, Harris MP. (2013). Perspectives for identification of mutations in the zebrafish: Making use of next-generation sequencing technologies for forward genetic approaches. Methods. 62: 185–196, PMID:23748111
  • Henke K, Bowen ME, Harris MP. (2013). Identification of mutations in zebrafish using next-generation sequencing. Curr Protoc Mol Biol. Oct 11;104:Unit 7.13. doi: 10.1002/0471142727
  • Levesque MP, Krauss J, Koehler C, Boden C, Harris MP. (2013). New tools for the identification of developmentally regulated enhancer regions in embryonic and adult zebrafish. Zebrafish. 10:21-9 PMID 23461416


  • Dauber A, LaFranchi SH, Maliga Z, Lui JC, Moon JE, McDeed C, Henke K, Zonana J, Kingman GA, Pers TH, Baron J, Rosenfeld RG, Hirschhorn JN, Harris MP, Hwa V. (2012). Novel Microcephalic Primordial Dwarfism Syndrome Associated with Variants in the Centrosomal Protein Ninein. J. Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 97(11) 2140-51. PMID 22933543
  • Harris MP. (2012) Comparative genetics of postembryonic development as a means to understand evolutionary change. Journal of Applied Icthyology. 28(3) 306-315.
  • Chen, YY, Harris, MP, Levesque, MP, Nüsslein-Volhard, C, and Sonawane M. (2012). Regulation of enveloping layer patterning and embryonic axis formation during zebrafish embryogenesis by a novel module consisting of sox, snail1 and max genes. Mechanisms of Development PMID 22522081
  • Bowen M, Henke K, Siegfried K, Warman M, and Harris MP. (2012). Efficient mapping and cloning of zebrafish mutants by low coverage whole genome sequencing. Genetics. 190(3):1017-24 PMID 22174069


  • Rohner N, Perathoner S, Frohnheofer H-G, and Harris MP. (2011). An improved mutagenesis protocol for the zebrafish that minimizes toxicity of N-Ethyl-N-nitrosourea. Zebrafish. 8(3):119-23. PMID 21861612
  • Norton WHJ, Stumpenhorst K, Fauss-Kessler T, Folchert A, Rohner N, Harris MP, Callebert J, and Bally-Cuif L. (2011) Fgf signalling in the brain reveals a genetic basis for an aggression-boldness syndrome. Journal of Neuroscience 31(39):13796-807. PMID 21957242
  • Konstantinidis P, Harris MP. (2011) The Same but Different: Ontogeny and Evolution of the Musculus adductor mandibulae in the Tetraodontiformes. J. Exp. Zoology, Molecular Developmental Evolution 316(1):10-20 PMID 20922774


  • Volkmann K, Chen Y-Y, Harris MP, Wullimann, M, and R Koester. (2010) The zebrafish cerebellar rhombic lip generates tegmental hindbrain nuclei by long-distance migration in an evolutionary conserved manner. J Comp Neurol. 518(14):2794-817. PMID 20506476

2009 - 1996

  • Rohner N, Bercsényi M, Orban L, Kolanczyk ME, Linke D, Brand M, Nuesslein-Volhard C, MP Harris* (2009) Duplication of fgfr1 permits Fgf signaling to serve as a target for selection during domestication. Current Biology 19, 1642-7 PMID 19733072 *communicating author
  • Harris MP, Rohner N, Schwarz H, Perathoner S, Konstantinidis P and C Nüsslein-Volhard (2008) Zebrafish eda and edar mutants reveal conserved and ancestral roles of ectodysplasin signaling in vertebrates. PLoS Genetics 4(10): e1000206 PMID 18833299
  • Harris, MP, Hasso SM, Ferguson MWJ, and JF Fallon. (2006). Development of archosaurian first generation teeth in a chicken mutant. Current. Biology. 16:371-377. PMID 16488870
  • Harris, MP, Williamson S, Fallon JF, Meinhardt H and RO Prum (2005). Molecular evidence for activator-inhibitor mechanism in development of embryonic feather branching. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 102:11734-11739. PMID 16087884
  • Harris, MP, Linkhart BL and JF Fallon. (2004). Bmp7 mediates early signaling events in the induction of chick epidermal organs. Dev. Dyn. 231:22-32. PMID 15305284
  • Harris, MP, Fallon JF, and RO Prum. (2002). A Shh-BMP2 signaling module and the evolutionary origin and diversification of feathers. J. Exp. Zool. (MDE) 294:160-176. PMID 12210117
  • Chiang, C, Litingtung Y, Harris MP, Simandl BK, Li Y, Beachy PA, and JF Fallon. (2001). Manifestation of the limb prepattern: limb development in the absence of sonic hedgehog function. Dev. Biol. 236:421-435 PMID 11476582
  • Loredo, G, Bruckman A, Harris MP, Kagle D, Le Clair EE, Gutman R, Denney E, Henkelman E, Murray BP, Fallon JF, Tuan RS, and SF Gilbert. (2001). Development of an evolutionary novel structure: fibroblast growth factor expression in the carapacial ridge of turtle embryos. J. Exp. Zool.(Mol. Dev. Evol.) 291:274-281. PMID 11598915
  • Caruccio, NC, Martinez-Lopez A, Harris MP, Dvorak L, Bitgood J, Simandl BK, and JF Fallon. (1999). Constitutive activation of sonic hedgehog signaling in the chicken mutant talpid2: shh-independent outgrowth and polarizing activity. Dev. Biol. 212: 137-149. Harris, MP, Lopez-Martinez A, Ros MA, JF Fallon (1998). Silkie, a model for preaxial polydactyly where all limbs are not created equal. Teratology 57:100.