ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-980902-3
Barresi, Michael J. F.
Email: mbarresi@smith.edu
URL: http://sophia.smith.edu/blog/barresilab/
Affiliation: Barresi Lab
Address: Smith College, 44 College Lane, Clark Science Center Northampton, MA 01063
Country: United States
Phone: (413) 585-3697
Fax: 413.585.3786

Graduate program: Wesleyan University, Biology Department, Dr. Stephen Devoto's Laboratory. Focus was on slow muscle cell specification during embryonic development and larval growth. In addition, I examined the role Hh signaling plays in sclerotome development in zebrafish.

Postdoctoral position: University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Rolf Karlstrom's Laboratory. Focus was on Hedgehog regulation of the axon guidance environment at the midline of the forebrain.

Current position: Assistant professor, Biology Department, Smith College. My lab is focused on defining the axon-glial cell interactions that occur at the midline in the forebrain.

Schnabl, J., Litz, M.P.H., Schneider, C., PenkoffLidbeck, N., Bashiruddin, S., Schwartz, M.S., Alligood, K., Devoto, S.H., Barresi, M.J.F. (2020) Characterizing the diverse cells that associate with the developing commissures of the zebrafish forebrain. Developmental Neurobiology. 81(5):671-695
Schwartz, M.S., Schnabl, J., Litz, M.P.H., Baumer, B.S., Barresi, M. (2019) ΔSCOPE: A new method to quantify 3D biological structures and identify differences in zebrafish forebrain development. Developmental Biology. 460(2):115-138
Johnson, K., Barragan, J., Bashiruddin, S., Smith, C.J., Tyrrell, C., Parsons, M.J., Doris, R., Kucenas, S., Downes, G.B., Velez, C.M., Schneider, C., Sakai, C., Pathak, N., Anderson, K., Stein, R., Devoto, S.H., Mumm, J.S., Barresi, M.J. (2016) Gfap-positive radial glial cells are an essential progenitor population for later-born neurons and glia in the zebrafish spinal cord. Glia. 64(7):1170-89
Smith, C.J., Johnson, K., Welsh, T.G., Barresi, M.J., Kucenas, S. (2016) Radial glia inhibit peripheral glial infiltration into the spinal cord at motor exit point transition zones. Glia. 64(7):1138-53
Hoffman, E.J., Turner, K.J., Fernandez, J.M., Cifuentes, D., Ghosh, M., Ijaz, S., Jain, R.A., Kubo, F., Bill, B.R., Baier, H., Granato, M., Barresi, M.J., Wilson, S.W., Rihel, J., State, M.W., Giraldez, A.J. (2016) Estrogens Suppress a Behavioral Phenotype in Zebrafish Mutants of the Autism Risk Gene, CNTNAP2. Neuron. 89(4):725-33
Johnson, K., Moriarty, C., Tania, N., Ortman, A., Dipietrantonio, K., Edens, B., Eisenman, J., Ok, D., Krikorian, S., Barragan, J., Golé, C., and Barresi, M.J. (2014) Kif11 dependent cell cycle progression in radial glial cells is required for proper neurogenesis in the zebrafish neural tube. Developmental Biology. 387(1):73-92
de Soysa, T.Y., Ulrich, A., Friedrich, T., Pite, D., Compton, S.L., Ok, D., Bernardos, R.L., Downes, G.B., Hsieh, S., Stein, R., Lagdameo, M.C., Halvorsen, K., Kesich, L.R., and Barresi, M.J. (2012) Macondo crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disrupts specific developmental processes during zebrafish embryogenesis. BMC Biology. 10(1):40
Khan, T.M., Benaich, N., Malone, C.F., Bernardos, R.L., Russell, A.R., Downes, G.B., Barresi, M.J., and Hutson, L.D. (2012) Vincristine and bortezomib cause axon outgrowth and behavioral defects in larval zebrafish. Journal of the peripheral nervous system : JPNS. 17(1):76-89
Barresi, M.J., Burton, S., Dipietrantonio, K., Amsterdam, A., Hopkins, N., and Karlstrom, R.O. (2010) Essential genes for astroglial development and axon pathfinding during zebrafish embryogenesis. Developmental Dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 239(10):2603-2618
Deschene, E.R., and Barresi, M.J. (2009) Tissue targeted embryonic chimeras: zebrafish gastrula cell transplantation. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (31)
Barresi, M.J., Farber, S.A., Hutson, L.D., Hyde, D.R., Liang, J.O., and Morris, J.K. (2008) Zebrafish in the Classroom. Zebrafish. 5(3):205-208
Devoto, S.H., Stoiber, W., Hammond, C.L., Steinbacher, P., Haslett, J.R., Barresi, M.J., Patterson, S.E., Adiarte, E.G., and Hughes, S.M. (2006) Generality of vertebrate developmental patterns: evidence for a dermomyotome in fish. Evolution & development. 8(1):101-110
Barresi, M.J., Hutson, L.D., Chien, C.B., and Karlstrom, R.O. (2005) Hedgehog regulated Slit expression determines commissure and glial cell position in the zebrafish forebrain. Development (Cambridge, England). 132(16):3643-3656
Sbrogna, J.L., Barresi, M.J., and Karlstrom, R.O. (2003) Multiple roles for Hedgehog signaling in zebrafish pituitary development. Developmental Biology. 254(1):19-35
Hernández, L.P., Barresi, M.J.F., and Devoto, S.H. (2002) Functional morphology and developmental biology of zebrafish: reciprocal illumination from an unlikely couple. J. Int. Comp. Biol.. 42(2):222-231
D'Angelo, J.A., Acquista, D., Barresi, M.J.F., and Devoto, S.H. (2002) Identification of cells that give rise to slow and fast muscle during postembryonic growth in zebrafish. Developmental Biology. 247(2):500
Barresi, M.J.F., D'Angelo, J.A., Hernández, L.P., and Devoto, S.H. (2001) Distinct mechanisms regulate slow-muscle development. Current biology : CB. 11(18):1432-1438
D'Angelo, J.A., Barresi, M.J.F., and Devoto, S.H. (2001) When and where do zebrafish slow muscle precursors stop dividing?. Developmental Biology. 235(1):180 (#41)
Stickney, H.L., Barresi, M.J.F., and Devoto, S.H. (2000) Somite development in zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 219(3):287-303
Barresi, M.J., Stickney, H.L., and Devoto, S.H. (2000) The zebrafish slow-muscle-omitted gene product is required for Hedgehog signal transduction and the development of slow muscle identity. Development (Cambridge, England). 127(10):2189-2199