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Francisca Leal, Ph.D.

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University of FloridaPh.D.2018
2013 - 2016
HHMI international student research fellowship
2016 - 2016
Gans Collections and Charitable Fund

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  1. Hernández-Díaz N, Leal F, Ramírez-Pinilla MP. Parallel evolution of placental calcium transfer in the lizard Mabuya and eutherian mammals. J Exp Biol. 2021 03 15; 224(Pt 6). PMID: 33568441.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
  2. Cornelis G, Funk M, Vernochet C, Leal F, Tarazona OA, Meurice G, Heidmann O, Dupressoir A, Miralles A, Ramirez-Pinilla MP, Heidmann T. An endogenous retroviral envelope syncytin and its cognate receptor identified in the viviparous placental Mabuya lizard. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 12 19; 114(51):E10991-E11000. PMID: 29162694; PMCID: PMC5754801.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  3. Leal F, Cohn MJ. Developmental, genetic, and genomic insights into the evolutionary loss of limbs in snakes. Genesis. 2018 01; 56(1). PMID: 29095557.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  4. Leal F, Cohn MJ. Loss and Re-emergence of Legs in Snakes by Modular Evolution of Sonic hedgehog and HOXD Enhancers. Curr Biol. 2016 11 07; 26(21):2966-2973. PMID: 27773569.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  5. Aires R, Jurberg AD, Leal F, Nóvoa A, Cohn MJ, Mallo M. Oct4 Is a Key Regulator of Vertebrate Trunk Length Diversity. Dev Cell. 2016 08 08; 38(3):262-74. PMID: 27453501.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  6. Gredler ML, Larkins CE, Leal F, Lewis AK, Herrera AM, Perriton CL, Sanger TJ, Cohn MJ. Evolution of external genitalia: insights from reptilian development. Sex Dev. 2014; 8(5):311-26. PMID: 25115961.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  7. Leal F, Cohn MJ. Development of hemipenes in the ball python snake Python regius. Sex Dev. 2015; 9(1):6-20. PMID: 24970309.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  8. Zheng Z, Guan H, Leal F, Grey PH, Oppenheimer DG. Mediator subunit18 controls flowering time and floral organ identity in Arabidopsis. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e53924. PMID: 23326539.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  9. Leal F, Tarazona OA, Ramírez-Pinilla MP. Limb development in the gekkonid lizard Gonatodes albogularis: A reconsideration of homology in the lizard carpus and tarsus. J Morphol. 2010 Nov; 271(11):1328-41. PMID: 20715100.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  10. Leal, F., Ramírez-Pinilla MP. . Evolution and development of the extraembryonic membranes in lizards: Heterochronies and Placentotrophy. Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 2010; 2(5):297-310.
  11. Leal F, Ramírez-Pinilla MP. Morphological variation in the allantoplacenta within the genus Mabuya (squamata: Scincidae). Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2008 Sep; 291(9):1124-39. PMID: 18727056.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.