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Walter Fontana, Ph.D.


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  1. R01AG034994 (FONTANA, WALTER) Feb 1, 2010 - Jan 31, 2016
    The variability of the lifespan phenotype in C.elegans
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R03AG032481 (FONTANA, WALTER) Sep 1, 2008 - Aug 31, 2010
    Automated Acquisition of C. elegans Survival Curves with a Flatbed Scanner
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Andersen JL, Fagerberg R, Flamm C, Fontana W, Kolcák J, Laurent CVFP, Merkle D, Nøjgaard N. Graph transformation for enzymatic mechanisms. Bioinformatics. 2021 07 12; 37(Suppl_1):i392-i400. PMID: 34252947; PMCID: PMC8686676.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Ortiz-Muñoz A, Medina-Abarca HF, Fontana W. Combinatorial protein-protein interactions on a polymerizing scaffold. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 02 11; 117(6):2930-2937. PMID: 31980533; PMCID: PMC7022191.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  3. Ross RJH, Strandkvist C, Fontana W. Random walker's view of networks whose growth it shapes. Phys Rev E. 2019 Jun; 99(6-1):062306. PMID: 31330579.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  4. Boutillier P, Maasha M, Li X, Medina-Abarca HF, Krivine J, Feret J, Cristescu I, Forbes AG, Fontana W. The Kappa platform for rule-based modeling. Bioinformatics. 2018 07 01; 34(13):i583-i592. PMID: 29950016.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  5. Apfeld J, Fontana W. Age-Dependence and Aging-Dependence: Neuronal Loss and Lifespan in a C. elegans Model of Parkinson's Disease. Biology (Basel). 2017 Dec 23; 7(1). PMID: 29295479; PMCID: PMC5872027.
    Citations: 4     
  6. Forbes AG, Burks A, Lee K, Li X, Boutillier P, Krivine J, Fontana W. Dynamic Influence Networks for Rule-Based Models. IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph. 2018 01; 24(1):184-194. PMID: 28866584.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  7. Stroustrup N, Anthony WE, Nash ZM, Gowda V, Gomez A, López-Moyado IF, Apfeld J, Fontana W. The temporal scaling of Caenorhabditis elegans ageing. Nature. 2016 Feb 04; 530(7588):103-7. PMID: 26814965.
    Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  8. Romero-Aristizabal C, Marks DS, Fontana W, Apfeld J. Regulated spatial organization and sensitivity of cytosolic protein oxidation in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nat Commun. 2014 Sep 29; 5:5020. PMID: 25262602.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  9. Fernandes de Abreu DA, Caballero A, Fardel P, Stroustrup N, Chen Z, Lee K, Keyes WD, Nash ZM, López-Moyado IF, Vaggi F, Cornils A, Regenass M, Neagu A, Ostojic I, Liu C, Cho Y, Sifoglu D, Shen Y, Fontana W, Lu H, Csikasz-Nagy A, Murphy CT, Antebi A, Blanc E, Apfeld J, Zhang Y, Alcedo J, Ch'ng Q. An insulin-to-insulin regulatory network orchestrates phenotypic specificity in development and physiology. PLoS Genet. 2014 Mar; 10(3):e1004225. PMID: 24675767; PMCID: PMC3967928.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. Stroustrup N, Ulmschneider BE, Nash ZM, López-Moyado IF, Apfeld J, Fontana W. The Caenorhabditis elegans Lifespan Machine. Nat Methods. 2013 Jul; 10(7):665-70. PMID: 23666410.
    Citations: 80     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  11. Rowland MA, Fontana W, Deeds EJ. Crosstalk and competition in signaling networks. Biophys J. 2012 Dec 05; 103(11):2389-98. PMID: 23283238.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  12. Deeds EJ, Krivine J, Feret J, Danos V, Fontana W. Combinatorial complexity and compositional drift in protein interaction networks. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e32032. PMID: 22412851.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  13. Deeds EJ, Bachman JA, Fontana W. Optimizing ring assembly reveals the strength of weak interactions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 14; 109(7):2348-53. PMID: 22308356.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  14. Deeds EJ, Savage V, Fontana W. Curvature in metabolic scaling: a reply to MacKay. J Theor Biol. 2011 Jul 07; 280(1):197-8. PMID: 21497609.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  15. Harmer R, Danos V, Feret J, Krivine J, Fontana W. Intrinsic information carriers in combinatorial dynamical systems. Chaos. 2010 Sep; 20(3):037108. PMID: 20887074.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  16. Kolokotrones T, Deeds EJ, Fontana W. Curvature in metabolic scaling. Nature. 2010 Apr 01; 464(7289):753-6. PMID: 20360740.
    Citations: 77     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  17. Hulme SE, Shevkoplyas SS, McGuigan AP, Apfeld J, Fontana W, Whitesides GM. Lifespan-on-a-chip: microfluidic chambers for performing lifelong observation of C. elegans. Lab Chip. 2010 Mar 07; 10(5):589-97. PMID: 20162234.
    Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  18. Feret J, Danos V, Krivine J, Harmer R, Fontana W. Internal coarse-graining of molecular systems. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Apr 21; 106(16):6453-8. PMID: 19346467.
    Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  19. Savage VM, Deeds EJ, Fontana W. Sizing up allometric scaling theory. PLoS Comput Biol. 2008 Sep 12; 4(9):e1000171. PMID: 18787686.
    Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  20. Hulme SE, Shevkoplyas SS, Apfeld J, Fontana W, Whitesides GM. A microfabricated array of clamps for immobilizing and imaging C. elegans. Lab Chip. 2007 Nov; 7(11):1515-23. PMID: 17960280.
    Citations: 78     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  21. Fontana W. Chemistry. Pulling strings. Science. 2006 Dec 08; 314(5805):1552-3. PMID: 17158311.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  22. Hlavacek WS, Faeder JR, Blinov ML, Posner RG, Hucka M, Fontana W. Rules for modeling signal-transduction systems. Sci STKE. 2006 Jul 18; 2006(344):re6. PMID: 16849649.
    Citations: 133     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  23. de Visser JA, Hermisson J, Wagner GP, Ancel Meyers L, Bagheri-Chaichian H, Blanchard JL, Chao L, Cheverud JM, Elena SF, Fontana W, Gibson G, Hansen TF, Krakauer D, Lewontin RC, Ofria C, Rice SH, von Dassow G, Wagner A, Whitlock MC. Perspective: Evolution and detection of genetic robustness. Evolution. 2003 Sep; 57(9):1959-72. PMID: 14575319.
    Citations: 229     Fields:    
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