Selected publications

† = co-first authors ; * = mentored undergraduate authors

Pluskal T., Torrens-Spence M.P., Fallon T.R., Abreu A.D., Shi C.H., Weng J.-K. (2019). The biosynthetic origin of psychoactive kavalactones in kava. Nat Plants 5:867–878.

Fallon, T.R. †, Lower, S.E. †, Chang, C.-H., Bessho-Uehara, M., Martin, G.J., Bewick, A.J., Behringer, M., Debat, H.J., Wong, I., Day, J.C., Suvorov, A., Silva, C.J., Hall D.W., Schmitz R.J., Nelson D.R., Lewis, S., Shigenobu, S., Bybee S.M., Larracuente, A.M., Oba, Y., Weng, J.-K. (2018). Firefly genomes illuminate the origin and evolution of bioluminescence. eLife 2018;7:e36495

Fallon, T.R., Li, F.-S., Vicent, M.A.*, and Weng, J.-K. (2016). Sulfoluciferin is Biosynthesized by a Specialized Luciferin Sulfotransferase in Fireflies. Biochemistry 55, 3341–3344.

Weng, J.-K., Behringer, M., Bybee S., Fallon T.R., Larracuente, A., Lewis, S., Martin, G., and Lower, S. (2016). Experiment - Illuminating the firefly genome. DOI: 10.18258/6893

Al-Wathiqui, N. †, Fallon, T.R. †, South, A., Weng, J.-K., and Lewis, S.M. (2016). Molecular characterization of firefly nuptial gifts: a multi-omics approach sheds light on postcopulatory sexual selection. Scientific Reports 6, 38556.

Torrens-Spence, M.P. †, Fallon, T.R.†, and Weng, J.K. (2016). A Workflow for Studying Specialized Metabolism in Nonmodel Eukaryotic Organisms. In Methods in Enzymology, S.E. O’Connor, ed. (Academic Press), pp. 69–97.

Fallon, T.R., and Weng, J.-K. (2014). A Molecular Gauge for Nitrogen Economy in Plants. Cell 159, 977–978.

Zhao, R., Fallon, T.R., Saladi, S.V., Pardo-Saganta, A., Villoria, J., Mou, H., Vinarsky, V., Gonzalez-Celeiro, M., Nunna, N., Hariri, L.P., et al. (2014). Yap Tunes Airway Epithelial Size and Architecture by Regulating the Identity, Maintenance, and Self-Renewal of Stem Cells. Developmental Cell 30, 151–165.