Neurodevelopmental disorder- associated mutations in TAOK1 reveal its function as a plasma membrane remodeling kinase Neal Beeman, Tanmay Sapre, Shao-En Ong and Smita Yadav. Science Signaling Jan 2023 Vol 16, Issue 766 doi: 10.1126/scisignal.add3269

Phosphoregulation of the Septin Cytoskeleton in Neuronal Development and Disease Bailey Werner and Smita Yadav. Cytoskeleton 2022 Sep 20. doi: 10.1002/cm.21728. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36127729 Link

Proteomic Identification of Phosphorylation-Dependent Interactors that Drive Dendritic Spine Formation. Sujin Byeon*, Bailey Werner*, Reilly Falter, Kristian Davidsen, Calvin Snyder, Shao-En Ong and Smita Yadav. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2022 May 4;10:836746. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2022.836746. PMID: 35602601; PMCID: PMC9114808.

TAOK2 is an ER-localized Kinase that Catalyzes the Dynamic Tethering of ER to Microtubules. Kimya Nourbakhsh*, Amy Ferreccio*, Matthew Bernard and Smita Yadav. Dev. Cell, 2021 Dec 20;56(24):3321-3333.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2021.11.015. PMID: 34879262; PMCID: PMC8699727

Kinase Signaling in Dendritic Development and Disease. Kimya Nourbakhsh and Smita Yadav. Front. Cell. Neurosci., 10 February 2021 doi: 10.3389/ fncel.2021.624648

Glial ensheathment of the somatodendritic compartment regulates sensory neuron structure and activity. Yadav S, Younger SH, Zhang L, Thompson-Peer KL, Li T, Jan LY, Jan YN. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 25. pii: 201814456. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1814456116. PMID:30804200

Shining Light on Septins.  Caudron F, Yadav S. J Cell Sci. 2018 Jan 8;131(1). Review. PMID:29360625

Cellular Phenotypes in Human iPSC-Derived Neurons from a Genetic Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Deshpande A, Yadav S, Dao DQ, Wu ZY, Hokanson KC, Cahill MK, Wiita AP, Jan YN, Ullian EM, Weiss LA. Cell Rep. 2017 Dec 5;21(10):2678-2687 PMID:29212016   f1000

TAOK2 Kinase Mediates PSD95 Stability and Dendritic Spine Maturation through Septin7 Phosphorylation. Yadav S, Oses-Prieto JA, Peters CJ, Zhou J, Pleasure SJ, Burlingame AL, Jan LY, Jan YN. Neuron. 2017 Jan 18;93(2):379-393.  PMID:28065648     f1000


Epidermis-Derived Semaphorin Promotes Dendrite Self-Avoidance by Regulating Dendrite-Substrate Adhesion in Drosophila Sensory Neurons. Meltzer S, Yadav S, Lee J, Soba P, Younger SH, Jin P, Zhang W, Parrish J, Jan LY, Jan YN. Neuron. 2016 Feb 17;89(4):741-55.  PMID:26853303 f1000

RAB-10-Dependent Membrane Transport Is Required for Dendrite Arborization. Zou W, Yadav S, DeVault L, Nung Jan Y, Sherwood DR. PLoS Genet. 2015 Sep 22;11(9):e1005484. PMID:26394140


MST3 kinase phosphorylates TAO1/2 to enable Myosin Va function in promoting spine synapse development. Ultanir SK*, Yadav S*, Hertz NT, Oses-Prieto JA, Claxton S, Burlingame AL, Shokat KM, Jan LY, Jan YN. Neuron. 2014 Dec 3;84(5):968-82. PMID:25456499 * first co-authors


Golgin160 recruits the dynein motor to position the Golgi apparatus. Yadav S, Puthenveedu MA, Linstedt AD. Dev Cell. 2012 Jul 17;23(1):153-65.  PMID:22814606   f1000

Golgi positioning. Yadav S, Linstedt AD. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2011 May 1;3(5). pii: a005322. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a005322. Review. PMID:21504874


A primary role for Golgi positioning in directed secretion, cell polarity, and wound healing. Yadav S, Puri S, Linstedt AD.Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Mar;20(6):1728-36. PMID:19158377 f1000

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