• Gandara, A. C. P., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Chronic exposure to warm temperature causes low sperm abundance and quality in Drosophila melanogaster. Scientific Reports 13:12331, 2023.
  • Nunes, R. D., Drummond-Barbosa, D. A high sugar diet, but not obesity, reduces female fertility in Drosophila melanogaster. Under review.


  • Gandara, A. C. P., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Warm and cold temperatures have distinct germline stem cell lineage effects during Drosophila oogenesis. Development 149, dev200149, 2022.


  • Weaver, L. N., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Hormone receptor 4 is required in muscles and distinct ovarian cell types to regulate specific steps of Drosophila oogenesis. Development 148, dev198663, 2021.
    Featured in Development Research Highlights


  • Ma, T., Matsuoka, S., Drummond-Barbosa, D. RNAi-based screens uncover a potential new role for the orphan neuropeptide receptor Moody in Drosophila female germline stem cell maintenance. PLoS ONE 15(12):e0243756, 2020.
  • Weaver, L. N., Drummond-Barbosa, D. The nuclear receptor Seven Up regulates genes involved in immunity and xenobiotic response in the adult Drosophila female fat body. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 10:4625-4635, 2020.
  • Weaver, L. N., Ma, T., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Analysis of Gal4 expression patterns in adult Drosophila females. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 10:4147-4158, 2020.
    Featured G3 Article
  • Drummond-Barbosa, D., Tennessen, J. M. Reclaiming Warburg: using developmental biology to gain insight into human metabolic diseases. Development 147:dev189340.doi: 10.1242/dev.189340, 2020.


  • Weaver, L. N., Drummond-Barbosa, D. The nuclear receptor Seven up functions in adipocytes and oenocytes to control distinct steps of Drosophila oogenesis. Dev. Biol. 456:179-189, 2019.
  • Drummond-Barbosa, D. Local and physiological control of germline stem cell lineages in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 213:9-26, 2019.


  • Weaver, L. N., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Maintenance of proper germline stem cell number requires adipocyte collagen in adult Drosophila females. Genetics 209:1155-1166, 2018.
  • Armstrong, A. R., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Insulin signaling acts in adult adipocytes via GSK-3b and independently of FOXO to control Drosophila female germline stem cell numbers. Dev. Biol. 440:31-39, 2018.


  • Matsuoka, S., Armstrong, A. R., Sampson, L. L., Laws, K. M., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Adipocyte metabolic pathways reprogrammed by diet control the female germline stem cell lineage in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 206:953-971, 2017.
    Featured in Genetics Highlights.
  • Hsu, H.-J., Drummond-Barbosa, D. A visual screen for diet-regulated proteins in the Drosophila ovary using GFP protein trap lines. Gene Expression Patterns 23-24:13-21, 2017.
  • Laws, K. M., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Control of germline stem cell lineages by diet and physiology. In: Oocyte development, ovulation, oocyte-to-embryo transition and signaling, Arur, S. ed., 59:67-99. Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation, Springer, 2017.
  • Ables, E.*, Drummond-Barbosa, D.* Steroid hormones and the physiological regulation of tissue-resident stem cells: lessons from the Drosophila ovary. Current Stem Cell Reports 3:9-18, 2017. *Co-corresponding authors.


  • Laws, K., Drummond-Barbosa, D. AMP-activated protein kinase has diet-dependent and –independent roles in Drosophila oogenesis. Dev. Biol. 420:90-99, 2016.
  • Ables, E. T., Hwang, G. H., Finger, D. S., Hinnant, T. D., Drummond-Barbosa, D. A genetic mosaic screen reveals ecdysone-responsive genes regulating Drosophila oogenesis. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 8:2629-2642, 2016.


  • Weaver, L. N., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Haemocytes aid gut healing. Nature Cell Biol. 17:707-709, 2015.
  • Ables, E. T., Bois, K. E., Garcia, C. A., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Ecdysone response gene E78 controls ovarian germline stem cell niche formation and follicle survival in Drosophila. Dev. Biol. 400:33-42, 2015.
  • Laws, K., Sampson, L. L., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Insulin-independent role of adiponectin receptor signaling in Drosophila germline stem cell maintenance. Dev. Biol. 399:226-236, 2015.
  • Laws, K. M., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Genetic mosaic analysis of stem cell lineages in the Drosophila ovary. In: Drosophila oogenesis: Methods and Protocols, McNeil, G., Bratu, D. eds., v. 1328:57-72. Methods in Molecular Biology series, Springer, 2015.


  • Armstrong, A. R., Laws, K., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Adipocyte amino acid sensing controls adult germline stem cell number via the amino acid response pathway and independently of Target of Rapamycin signaling in Drosophila. Development 141:4479-4488, 2014.


  • Ables, E., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Cyclin E controls Drosophila female germline stem cell maintenance independently of its roles in proliferation by modulating responsiveness to niche signals. Development 140:530-540, 2013.


  • Kim, M.-Y.*, Bucciarelli, E.*, Morton, D. G., Williams, B. C., Blake-Hodek, K., Pellicani, C., Von Stetina, J. R., Hu, X., Somma, M. P., Drummond-Barbosa, D.**, Goldberg, M. L.** Bypassing the Greatwall-Endosulfine pathway: plasticity of a pivotal cell cycle regulatory module in Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics 191:1181-1197, 2012. *Co-first authors; **Co-corresponding authors.
  • Ables, E. T., Laws, K., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Control of adult stem cells in vivo by a dynamic physiological environment: diet-dependent systemic factors in Drosophila and beyond. WIREs Dev. Biol. 1:657-674, 2012. Doi: 10.1002/wdev.48.


  • Von Stetina, J. R., LaFever, K. S., Rubin, M., Drummond-Barbosa, D. A genetic screen for dominant enhancers of the cell cycle regulator a-Endosulfine identifies matrimony as a strong functional interactor in Drosophila. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 1:607-613, 2011.
  • Ables, E. T., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Food for thought: neural stem cells on a diet. Cell Stem Cell 8:352-354, 2011.
  • Zou, S., Chang, J., LaFever, L., Tang, W., Johnson, E. L., Hu, J., Wilk, R., Krause, H. M., Drummond-Barbosa, D., Irusta, P. M. Identification of dAven, a Drosophila melanogaster ortholog of the cell cycle regulator Aven. Cell Cycle 10(6):1-10, 2011.
  • Hsu, H.-J., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Insulin signals control the competence of the Drosophila female germline stem cell niche to respond to Notch ligands. Dev. Biol. 350:290-300, 2011.


  • Ables, E. T., Drummond-Barbosa, D. A steroid hormone functions with chromatin remodeling factors to control germline stem cells in Drosophila. Cell Stem Cell 7:581-592, 2010.
  • LaFever, L., Feoktistov, A., Hsu, H.-J., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Specific roles of Target of rapamycin in the control of stem cells and their progeny in the Drosophila ovary. Development 137:2117-2126, 2010.


  • Hsu, H.-J., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Insulin levels control female germline stem cell maintenance via the niche in Drosophila. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 106(4), 1117-1121, 2009.
    Highlighted in Nature Reports Stem Cells


  • Drummond-Barbosa, D. Stem cells, their niches and the systemic environment: an aging network. Genetics 180(4), 1787-1797, 2008.
  • Von Stetina, J. R., Tranguch, S., Dey, S. K., Lee, L. A., Cha, B., Drummond-Barbosa, D. a-Endosulfine is a conserved protein required for oocyte meiotic maturation in Drosophila. Development 135(22), 3697-3706, 2008.
  • Hsu, H.-J., LaFever, L., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Diet controls normal and tumorous germline stem cells via insulin-dependent and -independent mechanisms in Drosophila. Dev. Biol. 313(2), 700-712, 2008.


  • LaFever, L., Drummond-Barbosa, D. Direct control of stem cell division and germ line development by neural insulin in Drosophila. Science 309(5737), 1071-1073, 2005.
  • Drummond-Barbosa, D. Regulation of stem cell populations. In: Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Meyers, R. A. ed., v 12, 2005.


  • Drummond-Barbosa, D.*, Spradling, A. C. a-Endosulfine, a potential regulator of insulin secretion, is required for adult tissue growth control in Drosophila. Dev. Biol., 266(2), 310-21, 2004. *Corresponding author.

Pre-2002 (Daniela’s graduate & postdoctoral training)

  • Drummond-Barbosa, D., Spradling, A. C. Stem cells and their progeny respond to nutritional changes during Drosophila oogenesis. Dev. Biol., 231(1), 265-78, 2001.
  • Spradling, A., Drummond-Barbosa, D., Kai, T. Stem cells find their niche. Nature, 414(6859), 98-104, 2001.
  • Spradling, A. C., de Cuevas, M., Drummond-Barbosa, D., Keyes, L., Lilly, M., Pepling, M., Xie, T. The Drosophila germarium: stem cells, germ line cysts, and oocytes. Cold Spring Harb. Symp. Quant. Biol., 62, 25-34, 1997.
  • Drummond-Barbosa, D., DiMaio, D. Virocrine transformation. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1332(1), M1-17, 1997.
  • Nilson, L. A., Petti, L. M., Drummond-Barbosa, D., Riese, D. J., II, Hwang, E.-S., Nottoli, T., Henningson, C., Jr, Polack, G. W., Kegler-Ebo, D. M., DiMaio, D. The role of the cellular platelet-derived growth factor receptor in cell transformation by the bovine papillomavirus E5 protein. In: Current Developments in Animal Virology, Jameel, S., Wagner, R. K. eds., 313-323, 1996.
  • Drummond-Barbosa, D., Vaillancourt, R. R., Kazlauskas, A., DiMaio, D. Ligand-independent activation of the platelet-derived growth factor beta receptor: requirements for bovine papillomavirus E5-induced mitogenic signaling. Mol. Cell. Biol., 15(5), 2570-81, 1995.
  • Rao, R., Drummond-Barbosa, D., Slayman, C. W. Transcriptional regulation by glucose of the yeast PMA1 gene encoding the plasma membrane H(+)-ATPase. Yeast, 9(10), 1075-84, 1993.