John A. Kiger Jr.

John Kiger Jr.

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences

3163 LSA

Research Interests

Signal transduction in Drosophila and roles of cyclic AMP in development and behavior.


  • 1963 BS Biology California Institute of Technology
  • 1968 PhD Biophysics and Chemistry California Institute of Technology


Rodan, A. R., J. A. Kiger, Jr. and U. Heberlein, 2002. Identification of neuroanatomical loci underlying PKA modulation of ethanol sensitivity in Drosophila. J. Neurosci. 22: 9490-9501.

Kiger, J. A., Jr., J. E. Natzle and M. M. Green 2001. Hemocytes are essential for wing maturation in Drosophila. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98: 10190-10195.

Kiger, J. A., Jr. and C. OShea 2001. Genetic evidence for a Protein kinase A/Cubitus interruptus complex that facilitates processing of Cubitus interruptus in Drosophila. Genetics 158: 1157-1166.

Kiger JA Jr., JL Eklund, SH Younger, and CJ O'Kane. 1999. Transgenic inhibitors identify two roles for protein kinase A in Drosophila development. Genetics 152:281-290

Kiger, J. A., Jr., J. E. Natzle, D. A. Kimbrell, M. R. Paddy, K. Kleinhesselink and M. M. Green 2007. Tissue remodeling during maturation of the Drosophila wing. Developmental Biology 301: 178-191.

Natzle, J. E., J. A. Kiger, Jr. and M. M. Green, 2008. Bursicon signaling mutations separate the epithelial-mesenchymal transition from programmed cell death during Drosophila melanogaster wing maturation. Genetics 180: 885-893.