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Lionel Christiaen
Lionel Christiaen
  • Lionel Christiaen
  • Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New York University

(current: Levine lab, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley)

  • current address: 142 LSA, MCB Dept, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94720-3200, USA
  • prospective address (september 2009): Department of Biology, New York University, 1009 Silver Building, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003-6688, USA
  • New York, NY, USA. (currently at University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA)
  • Email me through OpenWetWare
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  • 2004, PhD, Université Paris XI (France)
  • 1999, MS, Ecole Normale Supérieure/Université Paris VI (France)
  • 1997, agrégation Life & Earth Sciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure/Université Paris XI (France)
  • 1996, BS, Ecole Normale Supérieure/Université Paris VI (France)

Research interests

  1. Gene regulatory networks and transcriptional control of actin dynamics, integrin adhesion, vesicle trafficking and cell polarity
  2. Function and regulation of the cellular processes underlying directed cell migration in development
  3. Quantitative imaging and systems biology


  1. Christiaen L, Stolfi A, Davidson B, and Levine M. . pmid:19389354. PubMed HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Christiaen L, Davidson B, Kawashima T, Powell W, Nolla H, Vranizan K, and Levine M. . pmid:18535245. PubMed HubMed [Paper2]
    This paper describes the founding study for the research in my lab

  3. Beh J, Shi W, Levine M, Davidson B, and Christiaen L. . pmid:17720694. PubMed HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Christiaen L, Jaszczyszyn Y, Kerfant M, Kano S, Thermes V, and Joly JS. . pmid:17656139. PubMed HubMed [Paper4]
    Invited review, mostly resulting my previous Ph.D. thesis work

  5. Davidson B, Shi W, Beh J, Christiaen L, and Levine M. . pmid:17015434. PubMed HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Davidson B and Christiaen L. . pmid:16439196. PubMed HubMed [Paper6]
    Short review outlying the advantages of Ciona embryos for studying gene regulatory networks and developmental cell behaviors.

  7. Moret F, Christiaen L, Deyts C, Blin M, Joly JS, and Vernier P. . pmid:15978015. PubMed HubMed [Paper7]
  8. Moret F, Christiaen L, Deyts C, Blin M, Vernier P, and Joly JS. . pmid:15617694. PubMed HubMed [Paper8]
  9. Christiaen L, Bourrat F, and Joly JS. . pmid:15617693. PubMed HubMed [Paper9]
  10. Tiozzo S, Christiaen L, Deyts C, Manni L, Joly JS, and Burighel P. . pmid:15614778. PubMed HubMed [Paper10]
  11. Hendrickson C, Christiaen L, Deschet K, Jiang D, Joly JS, Legendre L, Nakatani Y, Tresser J, and Smith WC. . pmid:15575606. PubMed HubMed [Paper11]
  12. Christiaen L, Burighel P, Smith WC, Vernier P, Bourrat F, and Joly JS. . pmid:11992728. PubMed HubMed [Paper12]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

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