Anne Sustar




I develop genetic tools for the lab.  These tools allow us to artificially activate or silence individual neurons in the fruit fly, and help us to understand how the fly’s brain and body communicate with each other during flight.


Ing, T., A. Tseng, A. Sustar, G. Schubiger (2013). Sp1 modifies leg-to-wing transdetermination in Drosophila. Dev Biol. 373(2):290-9.

Schubiger, G., M. Schubiger, A. Sustar (2012). The three leg imaginal discs of Drosophila: “Vive la différence”. Dev Biol. 369(1):76-90.

Sustar, A., M. Bonvin, M. Schubiger, G. Schubiger (2011). Drosophila twin spot clones reveal cell division dynamics in regenerating imaginal discs. Dev Biol. 356(2): 576-87.

Schubiger, M., A. Sustar, G. Schubiger (2010). Regeneration and transdetermination: the role of wingless and its regulation. Dev Biol. 347(2): 315-24.

Griffin, R., A. Sustar, M. Bonvin, R. Binari, A. del Valle Rodriguez, A.M. Hohl, J.R. Bateman, C. Villalta, E. Heffern, D. Grunwald, C. Bakal, C. Desplan, G. Schubiger, C.T. Wu, N. Perrimon (2009). The twin spot generator for differential Drosophila lineage analysis. Nature Methods. 6(8): 600-2.

McClure, K.D., A. Sustar, G. Schubiger (2008). Three genes control the timing, the site and the size of blastema formation in Drosophila. Dev Biol. 319(1): 68-77.

Klebes, A., A. Sustar, K. Kechris, H. Li, G. Schubiger, T.B. Kornberg (2005). Regulation of cellular plasticity in Drosophila imaginal disc cells by the Polycomb group, trithorax group and lama genes. Development. 132(16): 3753-65.

Sustar, A., G. Schubiger (2005). A transient cell cycle shift in Drosophila imaginal disc cells precedes multipotency. Cell. 120(3): 383-93.



B.A. Art History, University of Washington, 1994.

B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Washington, 2000.