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Sunny Y. Wong, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Selected Publications

  1. Eberl, M., Mangelberger, D., Swanson, J.B., Verhaegen, M.E., Harms, P.W., Frohm, M.L., Dlugosz, A.A., and Wong, S.Y. (2018). Tumor Architecture and Notch Signaling Modulate Drug Response in Basal Cell Carcinoma. Cancer Cell.
  2. Mesler, A.L.*, Veniaminova, N.A.*, Lull, M.V., and Wong, S.Y. (2017). Hair follicle terminal differentiation is orchestrated by distinct early and late matrix progenitors. Cell Reports. (equal contribution)
  3. Peterson, S.C., Eberl, M., Vagnozzi, A.N., Belkadi, A., Veniaminova, N.A., Verhaegen, M.E., Bichakjian, C.K., Ward, N.L., Dlugosz, A.A., and Wong, S.Y. (2015). Basal cell carcinoma preferentially arises from stem cells within hair follicle and mechanosensory niches. Cell Stem Cell.
  4. Veniaminova, N.A., Vagnozzi, A.N., Kopinke, D., Do, T.T., Murtaugh, L.C., Maillard, I., Dlugosz, A.A., Reiter, J.F., and Wong, S.Y. (2013). Keratin 79 identifies a novel population of migratory epithelial cells that initiates hair canal morphogenesis and regeneration. Development.
  5. Wong, S.Y., and Reiter, J.F. (2011). Wounding mobilizes hair follicular stem cells to form tumors. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.
  6. Wong, S.Y., Seol, A.D., So, P.L., Ermilov, A.N., Bichakjian, C.K., Jr., E.H.E., Dlugosz, A.A., and Reiter, J.F. (2009). Primary cilia can both mediate and suppress Hedgehog pathway-dependent tumorigenesis. Nature Medicine.


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