University of Chicago

McFadden WM, McCall PM, Gardel ML, Munro EM. (2017). Filament turnover tunes both force generation and dissipation to control long-range flows in a model actomyosin cortex PLoS Comput Biol., 13(12), doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005811.

Lang CF, Munro E. (2017). The PAR proteins: from molecular circuits to dynamic self-stabilizing cell polarity. Development, 144(19):3405-3416. doi: 10.1242/dev.139063.

Munro E. (2017). Protein Clustering Shapes Polarity Protein Gradients. Developmental Cell, 42(4), 309-311.

Robin FB, Michaux JB, McFadden WM, Munro EM. (preprint) Excitable RhoA dynamics drive pulsed contractions. biorxiv 076356;

Sailer A, Anneken A, Li Y, Lee S, & Munro E. (2015). Dynamic Opposition of Clustered Proteins Stabilizes Cortical Polarity in the C. elegans Zygote. Developmental Cell, 35(1), 131–142.

Munjal A, Philippe JM, Munro E, Lecuit T. (2015). A self-organized biomechanical network drives shape changes during tissue morphogenesis. Nature, 524(7565):351-5. doi: 10.1038/nature14603.

Stam S, Alberts J, Gardel ML, Munro E. (2015). Isoforms Confer Characteristic Force Generation and Mechanosensation by Myosin II Filaments. Biophys J.,108(8):1997-2006. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2015.03.030.

Hashimoto H, Robin FB, Sherrard KM, & Munro EM (2015). Sequential contraction and exchange of apical junctions drives zippering and neural tube closure in a simple chordate. Developmental Cell, 32(2), 241–255.

Markova O, Alberts J, Munro E, Lenne PF. (2014). Clustering of low-valence particles: structure and kinetics. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys., 90(2):022301.

Robin FB, McFadden WM, Yao B, & Munro EM (2014). Single-molecule analysis of cell surface dynamics in Caenorhabditis elegans embryos. Nature Methods, 11(6), 677–682.

Kim T, Gardel ML, Munro E. (2014). Determinants of fluidlike behavior and effective viscosity in cross-linked actin networks. Biophys J., 106(3):526-34. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2013.12.031.

Markova O, Alberts J, Munro E, Lenne PF. (2012). Bond flexibility and low valence promote finite clusters of self-aggregating particles. Phys Rev Lett., 109(7):078101.

Dawes AT, Munro EM. (2011). PAR-3 oligomerization may provide an actin-independent mechanism to maintain distinct par protein domains in the early Caenorhabditis elegans embryo. Biophys J., 101(6):1412-22. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2011.07.030.

Horne-Badovinac S, Munro E. (2011). Tubular transformations. Science., 333(6040):294-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1209687.

Lecuit T, Lenne PF, Munro E. (2011). Force generation, transmission, and integration during cell and tissue morphogenesis. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol., 27:157-84. doi: 10.1146/annurev-cellbio-100109-104027.

Center for Cell Dynamics at University of Washington

Hoyos E, Kim K, Milloz J, Barkoulas M, Pénigault JB, Munro E, Félix MA. (2011). Quantitative variation in autocrine signaling and pathway crosstalk in the Caenorhabditis vulval network. Curr Biol., 21(7):527-38. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.02.040.

Sherrard K, Robin F, Lemaire P, Munro E. (2010). Sequential activation of apical and basolateral contractility drives ascidian endoderm invagination. Curr Biol., 20(17):1499-510. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.06.075.

Munro E, Bowerman B. (2009). Cellular symmetry breaking during Caenorhabditis elegans development. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol., 1(4):a003400. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a003400.

Bellaïche Y, Munro E. (2009). Pushing the frontiers of development. Development., 136(2):173-7. doi: 10.1242/dev.028407.

Shi W, Peyrot SM, Munro E, Levine M. (2009). FGF3 in the floor plate directs notochord convergent extension in the Ciona tadpole. Development., 136(1):23-8. doi: 10.1242/dev.029157.

Gallo CM, Munro E, Rasoloson D, Merritt C, Seydoux G. (2008). Processing bodies and germ granules are distinct RNA granules that interact in C. elegans embryos. Dev Biol., 323(1):76-87. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2008.07.008.

Baruni JK, Munro EM, von Dassow G. (2008). Cytokinetic furrowing in toroidal, binucleate and anucleate cells in C. elegans embryos. J Cell Sci., 121(Pt 3):306-16. doi: 10.1242/jcs.022897.

Werner M, Munro E, Glotzer M. (2007). Astral signals spatially bias cortical myosin recruitment to break symmetry and promote cytokinesis. Curr Biol., 17(15):1286-97.

Munro E. (2007). Asymmetric cell division: a CAB driver for spindle movements. Curr Biol., 17(16):R639-41.

Munro E. (2007). The microtubules dance and the spindle poles swing. Cell., 129(3):457-8.

Munro E, Robin F, Lemaire P. (2006). Cellular morphogenesis in ascidians: how to shape a simple tadpole. Curr Opin Genet Dev., 16(4):399-405.

Willis JH, Munro E, Lyczak R, Bowerman B. (2006). Conditional dominant mutations in the Caenorhabditis elegans gene act-2 identify cytoplasmic and muscle roles for a redundant actin isoform. Mol Biol Cell., 17(3):1051-64.

Munro EM. (2006). PAR proteins and the cytoskeleton: a marriage of equals. Curr Opin Cell Biol., 18(1):86-94. 

Jiang D, Munro EM, Smith WC. (2005). Ascidian prickle regulates both mediolateral and anterior-posterior cell polarity of notochord cells. Curr Biol., 15(1):79-85.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Munro E, Nance J, Priess JR. (2004). Cortical flows powered by asymmetrical contraction transport PAR proteins to establish and maintain anterior-posterior polarity in the early C. elegans embryo. Dev Cell., 7(3):413-24.

Nance J, Munro EM, Priess JR. (2003). C. elegans PAR-3 and PAR-6 are required for apicobasal asymmetries associated with cell adhesion and gastrulation. Development., 130(22):5339-50.

 Graduate School (University of Washington)

Meir E, Munro EM, Odell GM, Von Dassow G. (2002). Ingeneue: a versatile tool for reconstituting genetic networks, with examples from the segment polarity network. J Exp Zool., 294(3):216-51.

Meir E, von Dassow G, Munro E, Odell GM. (2002). Robustness, flexibility, and the role of lateral inhibition in the neurogenic network. Curr Biol., 12(10):778-86.

Munro EM, Odell GM. (2002). Polarized basolateral cell motility underlies invagination and convergent extension of the ascidian notochord. Development., 129(1):13-24.

Munro EM, Odell G. (2002). Morphogenetic pattern formation during ascidian notochord formation is regulative and highly robust. Development., 129(1):1-12.

von Dassow G, Meir E, Munro EM, Odell GM. (2000). The segment polarity network is a robust developmental module. Nature., 406(6792):188-92.

von Dassow G, Munro E. (1999). Modularity in animal development and evolution: elements of a conceptual framework for EvoDevo. J Exp Zool., 285(4):307-25.


Munro E, Shupe L, Fetz E. (1994). Integration and differentiation in dynamic recurrent neural networks. Neural Computation, Vol. 6, No. 3, Pages 405-419.