Francesca Mariani, PhD

Associate Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Integrative Anatomical Sciences

Director for the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Master's Program

Course Director of Stem Cell Biology Regenerative Medicine

Well-being Director, Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine

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  • Histological assessment of microtia cartilage, a potential source of autograft tissue in ear reconstruction J Anat. 2024 Apr 04. . View in PubMed
  • A murine model of large-scale bone regeneration reveals a selective requirement for Sonic Hedgehog NPJ Regen Med. 2022 May 17; 7(1):30. . View in PubMed
  • On the horizon: Hedgehog signaling to heal broken bones Bone Res. 2022 Feb 15; 10(1):13. . View in PubMed
  • Identification of the skeletal progenitor cells forming osteophytes in osteoarthritis Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 12; 79(12):1625-1634. . View in PubMed
  • Skeletal stem cells: insights into maintaining and regenerating the skeleton Development. 2020 03 11; 147(5). . View in PubMed
  • Sox9+ messenger cells orchestrate large-scale skeletal regeneration in the mammalian rib Elife. 2019 04 15; 8. . View in PubMed
  • The use of commercially available adhesive tapes to preserve cartilage and bone tissue integrity during cryosectioning Biotechniques. 2018 10; 65(4):191-196. . View in PubMed
  • Ectoderm-mesoderm crosstalk in the embryonic limb: The role of fibroblast growth factor signaling Dev Dyn. 2017 04; 246(4):208-216. . View in PubMed
  • A minimally sufficient model for rib proximal-distal patterning based on genetic analysis and agent-based simulations Elife. 2017 10 25; 6. . View in PubMed
  • Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition) Autophagy. 2016; 12(1):1-222. . View in PubMed
  • Ihha induces hybrid cartilage-bone cells during zebrafish jawbone regeneration Development. 2016 06 15; 143(12):2066-76. . View in PubMed
  • Prkci is required for a non-autonomous signal that coordinates cell polarity during cavitation Dev Biol. 2016 08 01; 416(1):82-97. . View in PubMed
  • Atypical PKC-iota Controls Stem Cell Expansion via Regulation of the Notch Pathway Stem Cell Reports. 2015 Nov 10; 5(5):866-880. . View in PubMed
  • Iroquois Proteins Promote Skeletal Joint Formation by Maintaining Chondrocytes in an Immature State Dev Cell. 2015 Nov 09; 35(3):358-65. . View in PubMed
  • Natural large-scale regeneration of rib cartilage in a mouse model J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Feb; 30(2):297-308. . View in PubMed
  • A surgical procedure for resecting the mouse rib: a model for large-scale long bone repair J Vis Exp. 2015 Jan 21; (95):52375. . View in PubMed
  • Updated embryology of the upper limb J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Apr; 39(4):811-2. . View in PubMed
  • Evidence that the limb bud ectoderm is required for survival of the underlying mesoderm Dev Biol. 2013 Sep 15; 381(2):341-52. . View in PubMed
  • Use of LysoTracker to detect programmed cell death in embryos and differentiating embryonic stem cells J Vis Exp. 2012 Oct 11; (68). . View in PubMed
  • Proximal to distal patterning during limb development and regeneration: a review of converging disciplines Regen Med. 2010 May; 5(3):451-62. . View in PubMed
  • Genetic evidence that FGFs have an instructive role in limb proximal-distal patterning Nature. 2008 May 15; 453(7193):401-5. . View in PubMed
  • Deciphering skeletal patterning: clues from the limb Nature. 2003 May 15; 423(6937):319-25. . View in PubMed
  • Functions of FGF signalling from the apical ectodermal ridge in limb development Nature. 2002 Aug 01; 418(6897):501-8. . View in PubMed
  • The neural plate specifies somite size in the Xenopus laevis gastrula Dev Cell. 2001 Jul; 1(1):115-26. . View in PubMed
  • Ski represses bone morphogenic protein signaling in Xenopus and mammalian cells Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Dec 19; 97(26):14394-9. . View in PubMed
  • Use of large-scale expression cloning screens in the Xenopus laevis tadpole to identify gene function Dev Biol. 2000 Dec 15; 228(2):197-210. . View in PubMed
  • Ras-mediated FGF signaling is required for the formation of posterior but not anterior neural tissue in Xenopus laevis Dev Biol. 2000 Nov 01; 227(1):183-96. . View in PubMed
  • XBF-2 is a transcriptional repressor that converts ectoderm into neural tissue Development. 1998 Dec; 125(24):5019-31. . View in PubMed