Jennifer Heppert

Rawls – Lab Members

Postdoctoral Fellow
327 CARL Building
Box 3175
Durham, N.C. 27710
Phone: 919-660-0894


Research Interest:
Jenny joined the Rawls lab in the fall of 2017 and is currently studying how gut microbes regulate transcription factors in the intestinal epithelium.

Personal Interest:
Outside of the lab, Jenny spends time outdoors: running, swimming, hiking, reading, eating, and playing with her dog.

Publication List:
Fadero T.C., Gerbich T.M., Rana K., Suzuki A., DiSalvo M., Schaefer K.N., Heppert J.K., Boothby T.C., Goldstein B., Peifer M., Allbritton N.L., Gladfelter A.S., Maddox A.S., Maddox P.S., LITE microscopy: a technique for high numerical aperture, low photobleaching fluorescence imaging2018. Journal of Cell Biology.  217: 1869-1882. PMID: 29490939.

Heppert J.K., Pani A.M., Roberts A.M., Dickinson D.J., Goldstein B. A CRISPR tagging-based screen reveals localized players in Wnt-directed asymmetric cell division. 2018. Genetics. 208: 1147-1164. PMID: 29348144.

Ladouceur A.M., Ranjan R., Smith L., Fadero T., Heppert J.K., Goldstein B., Maddox A.S., Maddox P.S. CENP-A and topoisomerase-II antagonistically affect chromosome length2017. Journal of Cell Biology. 216: 2645-2655. PMID: 28733327.

Heppert J.K. and Goldstein B. Remodelling germ cells by intercellular cannibalism2016. Nature Cell Biology – News and Views. 18: 1267-1268.

Heppert J.K., Dickinson D.J., Pani A.M., Higgins C.D., Steward A., Ahringer J., Kuhn J.R., Goldstein B. Comparative assessment of fluorescent proteins for in vivo imaging in an animal model system2016. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 27: 3385-3394. PMID: 27385332.

Sullivan-Brown, J.L., Tandon, P., Bird, K.E., Dickinson, D.J., Tintori, S.C., Heppert, J.K., Meserve, J.H., Trogden, K.P., Orlowski, S.K., Conlon. F.L., Goldstein, B. Identifying regulators of morphogenesis common to vertebrate neural tube closure and Caenorhabditis elegans gastrulation2016. Genetics. 202: 123-39. PMID: 26434722.

Dickinson, D.J., Pani, A.M., Hepppert, J.K., Higgins, C.D., Goldstein, B. Streamlined genome engineering with a self-excising drug selection cassette. 2015. Genetics. 200: 1035-49. PMID: 26044593.