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Research Interests

1983-1988 M.Sc. University of Warsaw, Poland - Biology / Biochemistry 1989-1996 Ph.D. Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland - Biology / Biochemistry 1997-2002 Research Associate with Dr. Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee - Zebrafish developmental Biology

My research focuses on the application of the zebrafish model to study biological processes underlying human disorders. I am particularly interested in the processes that control formation of cartilages and bone. My laboratory studies the role of heparin sulfate proteoglycans from the glypican family in this process and their relation to Wnt/PCP pathway regulating cell polarity and movements. In addition, we investigate the role of cholesterol biosynthesis in the process of skeletogenesis. In several collaborative projects, I am involved in developing zebrafish model of pediatric disease and cancers.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw

… → 1996

Research interests

  • Bones
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cartilage
  • Cholesterol
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Genetics
  • Joints
  • Muscles

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Zebrafish Medicine & Life Sciences
Cell Polarity Medicine & Life Sciences
Gastrulation Medicine & Life Sciences
Vertebrates Medicine & Life Sciences
Glypicans Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
Morphogenesis Medicine & Life Sciences
Embryonic Structures Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2013 2022

Research Output 1995 2019

Identification of regulatory elements recapitulating early expression of L-plastin in the zebrafish enveloping layer and embryonic periderm

Baumgartner, E. A., Compton, Z. J., Evans, S., Topczewski, J. & LeClair, E. E., Jun 2019, In : Gene Expression Patterns. 32, p. 53-66 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats
Cell Tracking
2 Citations (Scopus)

Peering through zebrafish to understand inherited bone marrow failure syndromes

Oyarbide, U., Topczewski, J. & Corey, S. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Haematologica. 104, 1, p. 13-24 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Bone Marrow
Dyskeratosis Congenita
Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
7 Citations (Scopus)

Direct activation of chordoblasts by retinoic acid is required for segmented centra mineralization during zebrafish spine development

Pogoda, H. M., Riedl-Quinkertz, I., Löhr, H., Waxman, J. S., Dale, R. M., Topczewski, J., Schulte-Merker, S. & Hammerschmidt, M., May 2018, In : Development (Cambridge). 145, 9, dev159418.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Switch Genes
3 Citations (Scopus)

Glypican 4 and Mmp14 interact in regulating the migration of anterior endodermal cells by limiting extracellular matrix deposition

Hu, B., Gao, Y., Davies, L., Woo, S., Topczewski, J., Jessen, J. R. & Lin, F., Sep 1 2018, In : Development (Cambridge). 145, 17, dev163303.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Extracellular Matrix
Cell Movement
Matrix Metalloproteinase 14
7 Citations (Scopus)

Targeted deletion of the zebrafish actin-bundling protein L-plastin (lcp1)

Kell, M. J., Riccio, R. E., Baumgartner, E. A., Compton, Z. J., Pecorin, P. J., Mitchell, T. A., Topczewski, J. & LeClair, E. E., Jan 2018, In : PloS one. 13, 1, e0190353.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Danio rerio
Immune system