Didier Stainier obtained his PhD at Harvard University in Cambridge, USA, under the supervision of Walter Gilbert. He then moved to the laboratory of Mark Fishman at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston to pursue postdoctoral research before starting his own group in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco where he became a Professor. Currently, he is Director of the Department of Developmental Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim, and Professor of Biology at Goethe University in Frankfurt.
Qualifications and Scientific Curriculum
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; PhD student Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Postdoctoral fellow
University of California, San Francisco, USA; Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco, USA; Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco, USA; Professor Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany; Director Department of Developmental Genetics
Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany; Professor of Biology
Reischauer S, Stone O, Villasenor A, Jin SW, Chi N, Martin M, Lee MT, Fukuda N, Marass M, Fiddes I, Kuo T, Chung WS, Salek S, Lerrigo R, Alsiö J, Luo S, Tworus D, Augustine SM, Mucenieks S, Nystedt B, Giraldez AJ, Schroth GP, Andersson O, Stainier DYR: Positional cloning of cloche, a gene that drives endothelial and hematopoietic lineage specification. Nature, 535:294-98, 2016.
Rossi A, Kontarakis Z, Gerri C, Nolte H, Hölper S, Krüger M, Stainier DYR: Genetic compensation induced by deleterious mutations but not gene knockdowns. Nature, 524:230-3, 2015.
Arrenberg AB, Stainier DYR, Baier H, Huisken J: Optogenetic control of cardiac function. Science, 330:971-4, 2010.
Herbert SP, Huisken J, Kim TN, Feldman ME, Houseman BT, Wang RA, Shokat KM, Stainier DYR: Arterial/venous segregation by selective cell sprouting: An alternative mode of blood vessel vormation. Science, 326:294-8, 2009.
Bagnat M, Cheung ID, Mostov KE, Stainier DYR: Genetic control of single lumen formation in the zebrafish gut. Nat Cell Biol, 9:954-60, 2007.
Vogeli KM, Jin S-W, Martin GR, Stainier DYR: A common progenitor for hematopoietic and endothelial lineages in the zebrafish gastrula. Nature, 443:337-9, 2006.
Ober EA, Verkade H, Field HA, Stainier DYR: Mesodermal Wnt2b signaling positively regulates liver specification. Nature, 442:688-91, 2006.
Horne-Badovinac S, Rebagliati M, Stainier DYR: A cellular framework for gut looping morphogenesis in zebrafish. Science, 302:662-5, 2003.
Walsh EC, Stainier DYR: UDP-glucose dehydrogenase required for cardiac valve formation in zebrafish. Science, 293:1670-3, 2001.
Kupperman E, An S, Osborne N, Waldron, Stainier DYR: A sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor regulates cell migration during vertebrate heart development. Nature, 406:192-5, 2000.