Duong, P.*, Rodriguez-Parks, A.*, Kang, J.#, Murphy, P.#, CUT&Tag Applied to Zebrafish Adult Tail Fins Reveals a Return of Embryonic H3K4me3 Patterns During Regeneration. *: co-first authors. #: co-corresponding authors. In submission

Lee., H., Kang, J., Lee., SH., Lee., D., Chung, C.H., Lee, J., Neuroprotective role of Hippo signaling by microtubule stability control in C. elegans, bioRxiv 2024.03.11.584363; doi:

Shin, K., Rodriguez-Parks, A., Xia, Y., Dong, C., Kelles, S., Cao, J., Kang, J., Harnessing the regenerative potential of interleukin11 to enhance heart repair. bioRxiv 2024.01.29.577788; doi:

Keating, M.*, Hagle, R.*, Osorio-Méndez, D.*, Rodriguez-Parks, A., Alutawa, S.I., Kang, J., A highly efficient knock-in approach using a minimal promoter and a minicircle. Developmental Biology, 2024 Jan:505:24-33. (2024) *: co-first authors


Rao, A., Lyu, B., Jahan,I., Lubertozzi, A., Zhou, G., Tedeschi, F., Jankowsky, E., Kang, J, Carstens, B., Poss, K., Baskin, K., and Goldman, J.A. The Translation Initiation Factor Homolog, eif4e1c, Regulates Cardiomyocyte Metabolism and Proliferation During Heart Regeneration. Development, 2023 May 24;dev.201376. (2023)

Yan, R., Cigliola, V., Oonk, K.A., Petrover, Z., DeLuca, S., Wolfson, D., Vekstein, A., Mendiola, M.A., Devlin, G., Bishawi, M., Gemberling, M.P., Sinha, T., Sargent, M.A., York, A.J., Shakked, A., DeBenedittis, P., Wendell, D.C., Ou, J.,Kang, J, Goldman, J.A., Baht,J.S., Karra, R., Williams, A.R., Bowles, D., Asokan, A., Tzahor, E., Gersbach, C.A., Molkentin, J.D., Bursac, N., Black, B.L., Poss, K.D., An enhancer-based gene therapy strategy for spatiotemporal control of cargoes during tissue repair. Cell Stem Cell, 2023 Jan 5;30(1):96-111.e6. (2023)


Shin, K., Begeman, I. J., Cao, J., Kang, J., leptin b and its regeneration enhancer illustrate the regenerative features of zebrafish hearts. Biorxiv, doi:

Begeman, I.J., Emery, B., Kurth., A., Kang, J., Regeneration and Developmental Enhancers Are Differentially Compatible with Minimal Promoters. Biorxiv, doi:

Osorio-Méndez, D., Miller, A., Begeman, I., Kurth, A., Hagle, R., Rolph, D., Dickson, A.L., Chen, C.H., Halloran, M., Poss, K.*, Kang, J.*, Voltage-gated sodium channel, scn8a, is required for innervation and regeneration of amputated adult zebrafish fins. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. Jul 12;119(28):e2200342119. (2022)

Elbialy, A., Sulidan, K., Bhuiyan, A., Igarashi, Y., Yoshitake, K., Yamanouchi, D., Kang , J., Asakawa, S., Watabe, S., Kinoshita, S. Induction of endoplasmic reticulum stress markers in an acromegaly model. J. Cell Biochem. doi: 10.1002/jcb.30301. (2022)


Peng, X., Lai, K.S., Yu, G., She, P., Kang, J., Wang, T., Li, G., Zhou, Y., Sun, J., Jin, D., Xu, X., Liao, L., Liu, J., Lee, E., Poss, K.D., Zhong, T.P., Induction of Wnt signaling inhibitors and P21-activated kinase enhances cardiomyocyte proliferation during zebrafish heart regeneration. Journal of Molecular Cell Biology, Apr 10;13(1):41-58, (2021).


Begeman, I., Shin, K., Kurth, A., Lee, N., Chamberlain, T.J., Pelegri, F.J. and Kang, J. Decoding an organ regeneration switch by dissecting cardiac regeneration enhancers., Development. Dec 23;147(24):dev1940192020, (2020).

Thompson, J.D., Ou, J., Lee, N., Shin, K., Cigliola, V., Song, L., Crawford, G.E., Kang, J., Poss, K.D. Identification and requirements of enhancers that direct gene expression during zebrafish fin regeneration. Development; (2020), http//doi: 10.1242/dev.191262.

Golenberg, N., Squirrell, JM., Bennin, DA., Rindy, J., Pistono, PE., Eliceiri, KW., Shelef, MA., Kang, J., Huttenlocher, A. Citrullination regulates wound responses and tissue regeneration in zebrafish. Journal of Cell Biology, 219(4), e201908164, (2020).


10. Rodriguez, A., Kang, J., Regeneration enhancers: Starting a journey to unravel regulatory events in tissue regeneration, Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, Invited review for a special issue entitled, “Chromatin dynamics in regeneration”, pii: S1084-9521(18) 30198-8. (2019).

Begeman, I., Kang, J. Transcriptional Programs and Regeneration Enhancers Underlying Heart Regeneration. J. Cardiovasc. Dev. Dis. 6(1): 2 (2019)

Lee., H., Kang, J., Ahn, S., Lee, J., The Hippo Pathway Is Essential for Maintenance of Apicobasal Polarity in the Growing Intestine of Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics, 213(2):  501-515 (2019).


Lee, H., Kang, J., & Lee, J. Involvement of YAP-1, the Homolog of Yes-Associated Protein, in the Wnt-Mediated Neuronal Polarization in Caenorhabditis elegans. G3 (Bethesda). 8(8): 2595–2602, (2018)

Yang, K., Kang, J. Tissue regeneration enhancer elements: A way to unlock endogenous healing power. Developmental Dynamics.


Kang, J., Hu, J., Karra, R., Dickson, A.L, Tornini, V.A., Nachtrab, G., Gemberling, M., Goldman, J.A., Black, B.L., Poss, K.D. Modulation of tissue repair by regeneration enhancer elements. Nature. 523(7598):201-206, (2016)


Kang, J., Karra, R., and Poss, K.D. Back in Black. Developmental Cell. 33(6):623-624, (2015)


Kang, J., Nachtrab, G., Poss, K.D., Local Dkk1 Crosstalk from Breeding Ornaments Impedes Regeneration of Injured Male Zebrafish Fins. Developmental  Cell.  27(1):19-31,  (2013)  (This paper is chosen by cover story.)


Kang, J.*, Bai, Z.*, Zegarek, M.H., Grant, B.D., Lee, J. Essential roles of snap-29 in C. elegansDevelopmental Biology. 355(1):77-88, (2011).

Choi, B., Kang, J., Park, YS., Lee, J., Cho, NJ. A possible role for FRM-1, a C. elegans FERM family protein, in embryonic development. Molecules and Cells. 31(5):455-459, (2011).


Min, K.*, Kang, J.*, and Lee, J., A modified feeding RNAi method for simultaneous knock-down of more than one gene in Caenorhabditis elegans. Biotechniques. 48(3):229-32, (2010).


Kang, J., Shin, D., Yu, JR., Lee, J., Lats kinase is involved in the intestinal apical membrane integrity in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans., Development. 136(16):2705-15, (2009)


Kim, YH., Song, HO., Ko, KM., Singaravelu, G., Jee, C., Kang, J., and Ahnn, J., A novel calcineurin-interacting protein, CNP-3, modulates calcineurin deficient phenotypes in Caenorhabditis elegans., Mol Cells. 30;25(4):566-71, (2008)