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Stellabotte, Frank
Email: fstellabotte@gmail.com
Phone: (213)375-5950
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While I was a graduate student in Stephen Devoto's lab, I identified a cell population called Anterior Border Cells (ABCs), which are found on the anterior edge of the epithelial somite. Through the use of several cell-labeling techniques, I showed that these cells translocate to the outer, lateral surface of the somite, where they form a thin layer of cells superficial to the myotome. My work has shown that ABCs are a population of muscle precursor cells, possibly even homologous to dermomyotome cells in the amniote somite.
Currently, I am studying inner ear patterning at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles.

Jin, S., Jiyun, O., Stellabotte, F., Choe, C.P. (2018) Foxi1 promotes late-stage pharyngeal pouch morphogenesis through ectodermal Wnt4a activation. Developmental Biology. 441(1):12-18
Zuniga, E., Stellabotte, F., and Crump, J.G. (2010) Jagged-Notch signaling ensures dorsal skeletal identity in the vertebrate face. Development (Cambridge, England). 137(11):1843-1852
Stellabotte, F., and Devoto, S.H. (2007) The teleost dermomyotome. Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 236(9):2432-2443
Stellabotte, F., Dobbs-McAuliffe, B., Fernandez, D.A., Feng, X., and Devoto, S.H. (2007) Dynamic somite cell rearrangements lead to distinct waves of myotome growth. Development (Cambridge, England). 134(7):1253-1257
Stellabotte, F. (2007) Differentiation of zebrafish muscle precursors : the dance of the dermomyotome. Ph.D. Thesis. :131p
Hirsinger, E., Stellabotte, F., Devoto, S.H., and Westerfield, M. (2004) Hedgehog signaling is required for commitment but not initial induction of slow muscle precursors. Developmental Biology. 275(1):143-157