Kenneth Daniel Poss, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology
James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology
Professor in Medicine
Professor of Biology
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Director of the Regeneration Next Initiative
Campus mail 307 Research Drive, Nanaline Bldg Room 466 A, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-8457
Email address k.poss@cellbio.duke.edu

Modeling disease in zebrafish
Genetic approaches to organ regeneration
Cardiac regeneration
Appendage regeneration
Developmental biology

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiology, Children's Hospital, 2000 - 2003
  • Research Fellow, University of Utah, 1998 - 2000
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998

Publications

Han, Y, Chen, A, Umansky, K-B, Oonk, KA, Choi, W-Y, Dickson, AL, Ou, J, Cigliola, V, Yifa, O, Cao, J, Tornini, VA, Cox, BD, Tzahor, E, and Poss, KD. "Vitamin D Stimulates Cardiomyocyte Proliferation and Controls Organ Size and Regeneration in Zebrafish." Developmental Cell 48, no. 6 (March 2019): 853-863.e5.

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30713073
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Cox, BD, De Simone, A, Tornini, VA, Singh, SP, Di Talia, S, and Poss, KD. "In Toto Imaging of Dynamic Osteoblast Behaviors in Regenerating Skeletal Bone." Current Biology : Cb 28, no. 24 (December 2018): 3937-3947.e4.

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30503623
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Mokalled, MH, and Poss, KD. "A Regeneration Toolkit." Developmental Cell 47, no. 3 (November 2018): 267-280. (Review)

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30399333
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Cao, J, and Poss, KD. "The epicardium as a hub for heart regeneration." Nature Reviews. Cardiology 15, no. 10 (October 2018): 631-647. (Review)

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29950578
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Walton, EM, Cronan, MR, Cambier, CJ, Rossi, A, Marass, M, Foglia, MD, Brewer, WJ, Poss, KD, Stainier, DYR, Bertozzi, CR, and Tobin, DM. "Cyclopropane Modification of Trehalose Dimycolate Drives Granuloma Angiogenesis and Mycobacterial Growth through Vegf Signaling." Cell Host & Microbe 24, no. 4 (October 2018): 514-525.e6.

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30308157
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Karra, R, Foglia, MJ, Choi, W-Y, Belliveau, C, DeBenedittis, P, and Poss, KD. "Vegfaa instructs cardiac muscle hyperplasia in adult zebrafish." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115, no. 35 (August 13, 2018): 8805-8810.

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30104362
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Wopat, S, Bagwell, J, Sumigray, KD, Dickson, AL, Huitema, LFA, Poss, KD, Schulte-Merker, S, and Bagnat, M. "Spine Patterning Is Guided by Segmentation of the Notochord Sheath." Cell Reports 22, no. 8 (February 2018): 2026-2038.

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29466731
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Yang, XH, Nadadur, RD, Hilvering, CR, Bianchi, V, Werner, M, Mazurek, SR, Gadek, M, Shen, KM, Goldman, JA, Tyan, L, Bekeny, J, Hall, JM, Lee, N, Perez-Cervantes, C, Burnicka-Turek, O, Poss, KD, Weber, CR, de Laat, W, Ruthenburg, AJ, and Moskowitz, IP. "Transcription-factor-dependent enhancer transcription defines a gene regulatory network for cardiac rhythm." Elife 6 (December 27, 2017).

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29280435
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Chen, C-H, and Poss, KD. "Regeneration Genetics." Annual Review of Genetics 51 (November 2017): 63-82. (Review)

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28853919
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Cao, J, Wang, J, Jackman, CP, Cox, AH, Trembley, MA, Balowski, JJ, Cox, BD, De Simone, A, Dickson, AL, Di Talia, S, Small, EM, Kiehart, DP, Bursac, N, and Poss, KD. "Tension Creates an Endoreplication Wavefront that Leads Regeneration of Epicardial Tissue." Developmental Cell 42, no. 6 (September 2017): 600-615.e4.

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28950101
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