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Octavian Voiculescu

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England

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Born: 1970

Interests: embryology, cell & molecular biology, genetics

I am primarily intersted in understanding the establishment of the vertebrate embryo's three body axes during gastrulation, and also in how the nervous system is induced and patterned at early stages in its development.

ResearcherID: A-7571-2010

Selected publications:
• Ber S, Lee C, Voiculescu O, Surani MA. Dedifferentiation of Foetal CNS Stem Cells to Mesendoderm-Like Cells through an EMT Process. PLoS One, 7(1), p. e30759, 2012.
• Octavian Voiculescu and Claudio D. Stern. High-Resolution, Multiphoton Time-Lapse Imaging of Early Chick Embryos. In James Sharpe, Rachel Wong, Rafael Yuste (eds.), Imaging in Developmental Biology: A Laboratory Manual. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2011.
• Voiculescu O, Papanayotou C, Stern CD. Spatially and temporally controlled electroporation of early chick embryos. Nature Protocols, 3(3), pp. 419-26, 2008.
• Voiculescu O, Bertocchini F, Wolpert L, Keller RE, Stern CD. The amniote primitive streak is defined by epithelial cell intercalation before gastrulation. Nature, 449, pp. 1049-52, 2007.
• Maro GS, Vermeren M, Voiculescu O, Melton L, Cohen J, Charnay P, Topilko P. . Neural crest boundary cap cells constitute a source of neuronal and glial cells of the PNS. . Nat Neurosci. , 7(9), pp. 930-8, 2004.
• Chatonnet F, del Toro ED, Voiculescu O, Charnay P, Champagnat J. . Different respiratory control systems are affected in homozygous and heterozygous kreisler mutant mice. Eur J Neurosci. , 15(4), pp. 684-692, 2002.
• Voiculescu O, Taillebourg E, Pujades C, Kress C, Buart S, Charnay P, Schneider-Maunoury S. Hindbrain patterning: Krox20 couples segmentation and specification of regional identity. Development, 128(24), pp. 4967-4978, 2001.
• Gambardella L, Schneider-Maunoury S, Voiculescu O, Charnay P, Barrandon Y. Pattern of expression of the transcription factor Krox-20 in mouse hair follicle. Mech Dev, 96(2), pp. 215-218, 2000.
• Voiculescu O, Charnay P, Schneider-Maunoury S. Expression pattern of a Krox-20/Cre knock-in allele in the developing hindbrain, bones, and peripheral nervous system. Genesis, 26(2), pp. 123-126, 2000.
• Garratt AN, Voiculescu O, Topilko P, Charnay P, Birchmeier C. A dual role of erbB2 in myelination and in expansion of the schwann cell precursor pool. J Cell Biol, 148(5), pp. 1035-1046, 2000.
• Mathis L, Sieur J, Voiculescu O, Charnay P, Nicolas JF. Successive patterns of clonal cell dispersion in relation to neuromeric subdivision in the mouse neuroepithelium. Development, 126(18), pp. 4095-4106, 1999.


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