Selected Works

 Sun J, Durmaz AD, Babu A, Macabenta F, Stathopoulos A.  Two sequential gene expression programs bridged by cell division support long-distance collective cell migration. Development. 2024 Apr 22:dev-202262. 

 Macabenta F, Sun H-T*, Stathopoulos A. BMP-gated cell-cycle progression drives anoikis during mesenchymal collective migration. Developmental Cell. 2022: 57(14): P1683-1693. Epub 15 June, 2022. 

* Undergraduate Researcher

Caltech Press Release: "The Signals That Make Cells Self-Destruct" 

Featured Cover Image of Developmental Cell Volume 57, Issue 14.

Sun J, Macabenta F, Ákos Z, and Stathopoulos A. Collective Migrations of Drosophila Embryonic Trunk and Caudal Mesoderm-Derived Muscle Precursor Cells. Genetics. 2020 June 1; vol. 215 no. 2 297-322. Flybook chapter. 

Macabenta F and Stathopoulos A. Sticking to a plan: adhesion and signaling control spatial organization of cells within migrating collectives. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2019 August 09; 57(39-46). Review. 

Bae YK, Macabenta F*, Curtis HL*, and Stathopoulos A. Comparative analysis of gene expression profiles for several migrating cell types identifies cell migration regulators. Mechanisms of Development. 2017 December; 148 (40-55).

* Denotes equal contribution

*Stepanik V, *Dunipace L, Bae Y-K, Macabenta F, Sun J, Trisnadi N, and Stathopoulos A. The migrations of Drosophila muscle founders and primordial germ cells are interdependent. Development. 2016 September 1; 143: 3206-3215 

* Denotes equal contribution

For a complete list of published work, please visit Frank Macabenta's Google Scholar profile  or NCBI Bibliography .