My interests lie in how cells change their shape during development and I use Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) to study this. My goal is to engage students at all levels of their study and show them how biology is connected to their everyday lives.
Sallee, J. L., and D. P. Kiehart. ck/MyosinVIIA contributes to denticle formation during Drosophila development. (In preparation)
Sallee, J. L., and K. Burridge. 2009. DEP-1 regulates phosphorylation of tight junction proteins and enhances barrier function of epithelial cells. J. Biol. Chem. 284:14997-15006.
Sallee, J. L., E. S. Wittchen, and K. Burridge. 2006. Regulation of cell adhesion by protein-tyrosine phosphatases 2. cell-cell adhesion. J. Biol. Chem. 281:16189-16192.
Burridge, K., S. K. Sastry, and J. L. Sallee. 2006. Regulation of cell adhesion by protein-tyrosine phosphatases 1. cell-matrix adhesion. J. Biol. Chem. 281:15593-15596
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2013.
Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Predoctoral Traineeship Award, 2006-2008
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship, 2005-2006.