Tyler Cobb, Ph.D.

Tyler Cobb, Ph.D.

Tyler Cobb, Ph.D.

Position Title

Scientific Writer


  1. Cobb T, Hwang I, Soukar M, Namkoong S, Cho US, Safdar M, Kim M, Wessells RJ, Jun Hee Lee JH. Iditarod, a Drosophila homolog of the Irisin precursor FNDC5, is critical for exercise performance and cardiac autophagy. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2023 Sep 26;120(39):e2220556120. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2220556120.
  2. Pun P, Brown J, Cobb T, Wessells RJ, Kim DH. Navigation of a Freely Walking Fruit Fly in Infinite Space Using a Transparent Omnidirectional Locomotion Compensator (TOLC). Sensors (Basel). 2021 Feb 27;21(5):1651. doi: 10.3390/s21051651. PMID: 3367352
  3. Cobb T, Damschroder D, Wessells R. Sestrin regulates acute chill coma recovery in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2021 Feb 4:103548. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2021.103548. PMID: 33549817
  4. Damschroder D, Richardson K, Cobb T, Wessells R. The effects of genetic background on exercise performance in Drosophila. Fly (Austin). 2020 Oct 26:1-13. doi: 10.1080/19336934.2020.1835329. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33100141
  5. *Cobb T, *Sujkowski A, Morton C, Ramesh D, Wessells R. Variation in mobility and exercise adaptations between Drosophila species. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2020 Apr 25. doi: 10.1007/s00359-020-01421-x. PMID: 32335730 *These authors contributed equally to this work
  6. Cao T, Sujkowski A, Cobb T, Wessells RJ, Jin JP. The glutamic acid-rich long C-terminal extension of troponin T has a critical role in insect muscle functions. J Biol Chem. 2020 Feb 5. pii: jbc.RA119.012014. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.012014 PMID: 32024695
  7. *Kim M, *Sujkowski A, Namkoong S, Gu B, Cobb T, Kim B, Kowalsky AH, Cho CS, Semple I, Ro SH, Davis C, Brooks SV, Karin M, Wessells RH, Lee JH, Sestrins are evolutionarily conserved mediators of exercise benefits. Nature Communications, 11, Article # 190 (2020), /doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13442-5. *These authors contributed equally to this work.
  8. Damschroder D*, Cobb T*, Sujkowski A, Wessells R. (2018). Drosophila Endurance Training and Assessment of Its Effects on Systemic Adaptations. Bio-protocol 8(19): e3037. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.3037. (*share first authorship) 



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