Matthew G. Voas, Ph.D.

Matthew G. Voas, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Building 560, Room 22-76
  • Frederick, MD 21702
  • 301-846-1412


Dr. Voas studies regeneration in flatworm species as a means for understanding how some animals can achieve large scale replacement of lost or damaged body parts, while others cannot despite extensive similarities in their developmental genetic programs. Dr. Voas is particularly interested in differences in the abilities to regenerate the nervous system among highly regenerative species, and the roles that the nervous system plays in regenerative processes.

Areas of Expertise

Developmental Biology


Selected Key Publications

PCP and Wnt pathway components act in parallel during zebrafish mechanosensory hair cell orientation

Joaquin Navajas Acedo, Matthew G Voas, Richard Alexander, Thomas Woolley, Jay R Unruh, Hua Li, Cecilia Moens, Tatjana Piotrowski
Nature Communications. 10(1): 3993, 2019.
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Individual Neuronal Subtypes Exhibit Diversity in CNS Myelination Mediated by Synaptic Vesicle Release

Sigrid Koudelka, Matthew G Voas, Rafael G Almeida, Marion Baraban, Jan Soetaert, Martin P Meyer, William S Talbot, David A Lyons
Current Biology. 26(11): 1447-55, 2016.
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Schwann cells inhibit ectopic clustering of axonal sodium channels

Matthew G Voas, Thomas D Glenn, Alya R Raphael, William S Talbot
Journal of Neuroscience. 29(46): 14408-14, 2009.
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alphaII-spectrin is essential for assembly of the nodes of Ranvier in myelinated axons

Matthew G Voas, David A Lyons, Stephen G Naylor, Naomi Arana, Matthew N Rasband, William S Talbot
Current Biology. 17(6): 562-8, 2007.
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erbb3 and erbb2 are essential for schwann cell migration and myelination in zebrafish

David A Lyons, Hans-Martin Pogoda, Matthew G Voas, Ian G Woods, Brianne Diamond, Rebecca Nix, Naomi Arana, Jennifer Jacobs, William S Talbot
Current Biology. 15(6): 513-24, 2005.
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