Dr. Tsonis received his B.Sc. from the department of Biology, University of Patras, Greece and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Molecular Biology, Nagoya University, Japan. After a period of five years as a post-doctoral fellow and one year in the faculty of IUPUI, he moved to UD as an Assistant Professor in 1989. He went quickly through the ranks and became a Full Professor in 1997. He has published more than 110 scientific papers and 2 books. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).
The Faculty Perspective
To me it is important to be a rigorous researcher and a good teacher. Research is important because it provides a different perspective of the natural world and therefore in teaching. My goal is to establish a UD-based legacy in my scientific field that is recognized nationally and internationally.
- Ph.D., Institute of Molecular Biology, Nagoya University, Japan
- Tissue Regeneration
- Lens Regeneration
- Limb Regeneration
- Molecular Biology
- Developmental Biology
Selected Publications and Presentations
Tsonis, P.A. et al. "A novel role of the Hedgehog pathway in lens regeneration." Develop. Biol. (2004, in press)
Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Tsonis, P.A. "Eye regeneration at the molecular age." Dev. Dyn. 226: 211-224 (2003).
Thitoff, A.R., Call, M., Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Tsonis, P.A. "Unique expression patterns of the retinoblastoma (Rb) gene in intact and lens regeneration-undergoing newt eye." Anatomical Record. 271A: 185-188 (2003).
Kimura, Y., Madhavan, M., Call, M.K., Santiago, W., Tsonis, P.A., Lambris, J.D., and Del Rio-Tsonis, K. "Expression of complement components C3 and C5 in newt limb and lens regeneration." J.Immunol. 170: 2331-2339 (2003).
Weissig, H., K., Sikstrom, C., Olsson, P.G., McCarrey, J.R., Tsonis, P.A., Del Rio-Tsonis, K. and Millan, J.L. "Differential expression of three novel zinc finger genes during spermatogenesis." FEBS Letters 547: 61-68 (2003).
Tsonis, A.A. and Tsonis, P.A. "On words and genes." Complexity 8:12-13 (2003).
Anatomy of Gene Expression, Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Invited speaker, Great Lakes Vision Research Conference, October 2003.
Invited speaker, Regenerative Medicine Conference, University of Bloomington, May 2003.
Invited speaker: Gordon Conference, Italy, June 2003.