Faculty and Research


John Belote

Office: LSC 356
Phone: 315-443-3695; Lab: 315-443-7292


B.A., Murray State University (1973)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1979)
Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Diego (1979-1985)

Research interests

Role of the ubiquitin/proteasome pathway in Drosophila development


Bio 326 Genetics & Cell Biology I
Bio 435 Genetics Laboratory
Bio 462/662 Molecular Genetics
Bio 419 Junior/Senior Thesis Seminar

Interdisciplinary Programs

Structural Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics Program
Adjunct Research Professor, Dept. Cell & Developmental Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Selected Publications

Manier,  M. K., J. M. Belote, K. S. Berben, D. Novikov, W. T. Stuart
and S. S. Pitnick (2010) Resolving mechanisms of competitive fertilization
success in Drosophila melanogaster. Science 328: 354-357.

Belote, J.M.  and L. Zhong (2009) Duplicated proteasome genes in
Drosophila and their roles in spermatogenesis. Heredity 103: 23-31.

Zhong, L. and J. M. Belote (2007) The testis-specific proteasome subunit Prosa6 Tosophila melanogaster is required for individualization and nuclear maturation during spermatogenesis. Development 134: 3517-3525.

Maxwell,  P. H., J. M. Belote and R. W. Levis (2006)  Identification of multiple transcription initiation, polyadenylation, and splice sites in the Drosophila melanogaster TART family of telomeric retrotransposons. Nucleic Acids Res. 34: 5498-5507.

Neuburger, P. J., K. J. Saville, J. Zeng, K. A. Smyth and J. M. Belote (2006) A genetic suppressor of two dominant temperature sensitive (DTS) lethal proteasome mutants of Drosophila melanogaster is itself a mutated proteasome subunit gene. Genetics 173: 1377-1387.