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Claudio Stern

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

CNS Development

We study the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control, during normal embryonic development:
(a) which cells become assigned to form the central nervous system, and
(b) how the early CNS becomes subdivided into distinct subregions.


For details please visit The Stern Research Lab Website,


Streit, A., Berliner, A., Papanayotou, C., Sirulnik, A. and Stern, C.D. (2000)
Initiation of neural induction by FGF signalling before gastrulation.
Nature 406, 74-78.

Foley, A., Skromne, I. and Stern, C.D. (2000)
Reconciling different models for forebrain induction and patterning: a dual role for the hypoblast.
Development 127, 3839-3854.

Vasiliauskas, D. and Stern, C.D. (2000)
Expression of mouse HES-6, a new member of the Hairy/Enhancer of split family of bHLH transcription factors.
Mech. Dev. 98, 133-137.

Zhu, L., Marvin, M., Gardiner, A., Lassar, A., Mercola, M., Stern, C.D. and Levin, M. (1999)
Cerberus regulates left/right asymmetry of the embryonic head and heart.
Curr. Biol. 9, 931-938.

Joubin, K.I. and Stern, C.D. (1999)
Molecular interactions continuously define the organizer during the cell movements of gastrulation.
Cell 98, 559-571.

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