High-Speed Imaging of Paw Withdrawal Reflex to Objectively Assess Pain State in Mice. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor†, Nathan Fried†, Mark Lay, Justin Burdge, Peter Dong, Ming Lu, Long Ding, Xinzhong Dong, Wenqin Luo. bioRxiv (2018) 263400  (†co-first authors). PDF


Sparse genetic tracing reveals regionally specific functional organization of mammalian nociceptors. William Olson, Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Lian Cui† , Justin Burdge, Tobias Raabe, Minghong Ma, and Wenqin Luo. eLife 6:e29507 (2017)  (†co-second authors). PDF

Identification of early RET+ deep dorsal spinal cord interneurons in gating pain. Lian Cui†, Xuerong Miao†, Lingli Liang, Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, William Olson, Michael Fleming, Minghong Ma ,Yuanxiang Tao, Wenqin Luo. Neuron 91, 1–17 (2016). (†co-first authors). PDF

An expression refinement process ensures singular odorant receptor gene choice. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Muhammad Al-Nufal, Maha Agha, M. Ruinart de Brimont, Alexander Fleischmann, Benjamin Shykind. Current Biology 26, 1083–90 (2016). PDF

Setting limits: maintaining order in a large gene family. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Alexander Fleischmann, Benjamin Shykind. Transcription 5:e28978 (2014). PDF

Functional interrogation of an odorant receptor locus reveals multiple axes of transcriptional regulationAlexander Fleischmann, Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Atef Sayed, Benjamin Shykind. PLoS Biology 11(5):e1001568 (2013). PDF

The Nkx5/Hmx homeodomain protein MLS-2 is required for proper tube cell shape in the C.elegans excretory system. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Craig Stone, John I. Murray, Meera Sundaram. Developmental Biology 366, 298–307 (2012). PDF

Notch and Ras promote sequential steps of excretory tube development in C.elegans.Ishmail Abdus-Saboor†, Vincent P. Mancuso†, John I. Murray, Katherine Palozola, Carolyn Norris, David Hall, Kelly Howell, Kai Huang, Meera V. Sundaram. Development 138, 3545–3555 (2011). (†co-first authors). Research Highlight in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 12, 549 (2011).  PDF