Harvard Catalyst Profiles

Contact, publication, and social network information about Harvard faculty and fellows.

HMS faculty, help us improve the algorithms in Profiles by uploading your CV!

Douglas James Blackiston, Ph.D.


Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
Newest   |   Oldest   |   Most Cited   |   Most Discussed   |   Timeline   |   Field Summary   |   Plain Text
PMC Citations indicate the number of times the publication was cited by articles in PubMed Central, and the Altmetric score represents citations in news articles and social media. (Note that publications are often cited in additional ways that are not shown here.) Fields are based on how the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classifies the publication's journal and might not represent the specific topic of the publication. Translation tags are based on the publication type and the MeSH terms NLM assigns to the publication. Some publications (especially newer ones and publications not in PubMed) might not yet be assigned Field or Translation tags.) Click a Field or Translation tag to filter the publications.
  1. Kriegman S, Blackiston D, Levin M, Bongard J. Kinematic self-replication in reconfigurable organisms. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 12 07; 118(49). PMID: 34845026; PMCID: PMC8670470.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  2. Blackiston D, Lederer E, Kriegman S, Garnier S, Bongard J, Levin M. A cellular platform for the development of synthetic living machines. Sci Robot. 2021 03 31; 6(52). PMID: 34043553.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  3. Kriegman S, Blackiston D, Levin M, Bongard J. A scalable pipeline for designing reconfigurable organisms. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 01 28; 117(4):1853-1859. PMID: 31932426.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  4. Morokuma J, Durant F, Williams KB, Finkelstein JM, Blackiston DJ, Clements T, Reed DW, Roberts M, Jain M, Kimel K, Trauger SA, Wolfe BE, Levin M. Planarian regeneration in space: Persistent anatomical, behavioral, and bacteriological changes induced by space travel. Regeneration (Oxf). 2017 04; 4(2):85-102. PMID: 28616247.
    Citations: 9     
  5. Blackiston DJ, Vien K, Levin M. Serotonergic stimulation induces nerve growth and promotes visual learning via posterior eye grafts in a vertebrate model of induced sensory plasticity. NPJ Regen Med. 2017; 2:8. PMID: 29302344; PMCID: PMC5665622.
    Citations: 17     
  6. Rothman GR, Blackiston DJ, Levin M. Color and intensity discrimination in Xenopus laevis tadpoles. Anim Cogn. 2016 09; 19(5):911-9. PMID: 27146661.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  7. Lobikin M, Lobo D, Blackiston DJ, Martyniuk CJ, Tkachenko E, Levin M. Serotonergic regulation of melanocyte conversion: A bioelectrically regulated network for stochastic all-or-none hyperpigmentation. Sci Signal. 2015 Oct 06; 8(397):ra99. PMID: 26443706.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. Blackiston DJ, Shomrat T, Levin M. The stability of memories during brain remodeling: A perspective. Commun Integr Biol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 8(5):e1073424. PMID: 27066165; PMCID: PMC4802789.
    Citations: 8     
  9. Blackiston DJ, Anderson GM, Rahman N, Bieck C, Levin M. A novel method for inducing nerve growth via modulation of host resting potential: gap junction-mediated and serotonergic signaling mechanisms. Neurotherapeutics. 2015 Jan; 12(1):170-84. PMID: 25449797.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. Vandenberg LN, Blackiston DJ, Rea AC, Dore TM, Levin M. Left-right patterning in Xenopus conjoined twin embryos requires serotonin signaling and gap junctions. Int J Dev Biol. 2014; 58(10-12):799-809. PMID: 25896280.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. Blackiston DJ, Levin M. Inversion of left-right asymmetry alters performance of Xenopus tadpoles in nonlateralized cognitive tasks. Anim Behav. 2013 Aug 01; 86(2):459-466. PMID: 24039274.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  12. Blackiston DJ, Levin M. Ectopic eyes outside the head in Xenopus tadpoles provide sensory data for light-mediated learning. J Exp Biol. 2013 Mar 15; 216(Pt 6):1031-40. PMID: 23447666.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  13. Pai VP, Vandenberg LN, Blackiston D, Levin M. Neurally Derived Tissues in Xenopus laevis Embryos Exhibit a Consistent Bioelectrical Left-Right Asymmetry. Stem Cells Int. 2012; 2012:353491. PMID: 23346115.
    Citations: 13     
  14. Blackiston DJ, Levin M. Aversive training methods in Xenopus laevis: general principles. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2012 May 01; 2012(5). PMID: 22550289.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  15. Blackiston D, Briscoe AD, Weiss MR. Color vision and learning in the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus (Nymphalidae). J Exp Biol. 2011 Feb 01; 214(Pt 3):509-20. PMID: 21228210.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  16. Blackiston D, Shomrat T, Nicolas CL, Granata C, Levin M. A second-generation device for automated training and quantitative behavior analyses of molecularly-tractable model organisms. PLoS One. 2010 Dec 17; 5(12):e14370. PMID: 21179424.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  17. Blackiston D, Vandenberg LN, Levin M. High-throughput Xenopus laevis immunohistochemistry using agarose sections. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2010 Dec 01; 2010(12):pdb.prot5532. PMID: 21123419.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  18. Blackiston D, Adams DS, Lemire JM, Lobikin M, Levin M. Transmembrane potential of GlyCl-expressing instructor cells induces a neoplastic-like conversion of melanocytes via a serotonergic pathway. Dis Model Mech. 2011 Jan; 4(1):67-85. PMID: 20959630.
    Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  19. Blackiston DJ, McLaughlin KA, Levin M. Bioelectric controls of cell proliferation: ion channels, membrane voltage and the cell cycle. Cell Cycle. 2009 Nov 01; 8(21):3527-36. PMID: 19823012.
    Citations: 165     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  20. Morokuma J, Blackiston D, Adams DS, Seebohm G, Trimmer B, Levin M. Modulation of potassium channel function confers a hyperproliferative invasive phenotype on embryonic stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Oct 28; 105(43):16608-13. PMID: 18931301; PMCID: PMC2575467.
    Citations: 60     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  21. Morokuma J, Blackiston D, Levin M. KCNQ1 and KCNE1 K+ channel components are involved in early left-right patterning in Xenopus laevis embryos. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2008; 21(5-6):357-72. PMID: 18453744.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  22. Blackiston DJ, Silva Casey E, Weiss MR. Retention of memory through metamorphosis: can a moth remember what it learned as a caterpillar? PLoS One. 2008 Mar 05; 3(3):e1736. PMID: 18320055.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Animals
Local representatives can answer questions about the Profiles website or help with editing a profile or issues with profile data. For assistance with this profile: HMS/HSDM faculty should contact contactcatalyst.harvard.edu. For faculty or fellow appointment updates and changes, please ask your appointing department to contact HMS. For fellow personal and demographic information, contact HMS Human Resources at human_resourceshms.harvard.edu. For faculty personal and demographic information, contact HMS Office for Faculty Affairs at facappthms.harvard.edu.
Blackiston's Networks
Click the
buttons for more information and interactive visualizations!
Concepts (118)
Co-Authors (2)
Similar People (60)
Same Department 
Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.