Selected Publications

Comprehensive Google Scholar publications and citations.

† = authors with equal-contribution ; * = mentored undergraduate students

Lima S.T., Fallon T.R. †, Cordoza J.L. †, Chekan J.R., Delbaje E, Hopiavuori A.R., Alvarenga D.O., Wood S.M., Luhavaya H, Baumgartner J.T., Dörr F.A., Etchegaray A, Pinto E, McKinnie S.M.K., Fiore M.F., and Moore B.S. (2022). Biosynthesis of Guanitoxin Enables Global Environmental Detection in Freshwater Cyanobacteria. JACS 144:9372–9379. 10.1021/jacs.2c01424

Kersten R.D., Mydy LS, Fallon T.R., de Waal F, Shafiq K, Wotring JW, Sexton JZ, and Weng J.-K. (2022). Gene-Guided Discovery and Ribosomal Biosynthesis of Moroidin Peptides. JACS 144:7686–7692. 10.1021/ jacs.2c00014

Chekan, J.R., Fallon, T.R., and Moore, B.S. (2020). Biosynthesis of marine toxins. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 59, 119–129. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2020.06.009

Pluskal T, Korf A, Smirnov A, Schmid R, Fallon T.R., Du X, and Weng J.-K. (2020). CHAPTER 7: Metabolomics Data Analysis Using MZmine Processing Metabolomics and Proteomics Data with Open Software. pp. 232–254. 10.1039/9781788019880-00232

Goodheart JA, Minsky G, Brynjegard-Bialik MN, Drummond MS, Munoz JD, Fallon T.R., Schultz DT, Weng J-K, Torres E, and Oakley TH. (2020). Laboratory culture of the California Sea Firefly Vargula tsujii (Ostracoda: Cypridinidae): Developing a model system for the evolution of marine bioluminescence. Scientific Reports 10:10443. 10.1038/s41598-020-67209-w

Pluskal T., Torrens-Spence M.P., Fallon T.R., Abreu A.D., Shi C.H., and Weng J.-K. (2019). The biosynthetic origin of psychoactive kavalactones in kava. Nature Plants 5:867–878. 10.1038/s41477-019-0474-0.

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., and Weng, J.-K. (2018). Firefly genomes illuminate the origin and evolution of bioluminescence. eLife 2018;7:e36495. 10.7554/eLife.36495

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. 10.1021/acs.biochem.6b00402

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. 10.1038/srep38556

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. 10.1016/bs.mie.2016.03.015

Fallon, T.R., and Weng, J.-K. (2014). A Molecular Gauge for Nitrogen Economy in Plants. Cell 159, 977–978. 10.1016/j.cell.2014.11.007

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. 10.1016/j.devcel.2014.06.004