Abay, Z., Wong, Y., M., Teoh, J.S. Vijayaraghavan, T, Hilliard, M.A. and Neumann, B.  Phosphatidylserine ‘save-me’ signals drive functional recovery of severed axons in Caenorhabditis elegans.  P.N.A.S., 2017.  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1703807114.

Ritchie, F.K., Knable, R., Chaplin, J., Gursanscky, R., Gallegos, M., Neumann, B., and Hilliard, M.A.  The heterochronic gene lin-14 controls axonal degeneration in C. elegans neurons. Cell Reports, 2017, 20: 2955 - 2965. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2017.08.083.

Gokce, S.K., Hegarty, E.M., Mondal, S., Zhao, P., Ghorashian, N., Hilliard, M.A., and Ben-Yakar, A.  A multi-trap microfluidic chip enabling longitudinal studies of nerve regeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans. Scientific Reports, 2017, 7: 9837.  doi:10.1038/s41598-017-10302-4.


Cortical synaptic and dendritic spine abnormalities in a presymptomatic TDP-43 model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Fogarty, Matthew J., Klenowski, Paul M., Lee, John D., Drieberg-Thompson, Joy R., Bartlett, Selena E., Ngo, Shyuan T., Hilliard, Massimo A., Bellingham, Mark C. and Noakes, Peter G. (2016) Cortical synaptic and dendritic spine abnormalities in a presymptomatic TDP-43 model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Scientific Reports6 . doi:10.1038/srep37968

Cell-cell fusion in the nervous system: alternative mechanisms of development, injury and repair

Giordano-Santini, Rosina, Linton, Casey and Hilliard, Massimo A. (2016) Cell-cell fusion in the nervous system: alternative mechanisms of development, injury and repair. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology60 146-154. doi:10.1016/j.semcdb.2016.06.019

Neuron-specific knock-down of SMN1 causes neuron degeneration and death through an apoptotic mechanism

Gallotta, Ivan, Mazzarella, Nadia, Donato, Alessandra, Esposito, Alessandro, Chaplin, Justin C., Castro, Silvana, Zampi, Giuseppina, Battaglia, Giorgio S., Hilliard, Massimo A., Bazzicalupo, Paolo and Di Schiavi, Elia (2016) Neuron-specific knock-down of SMN1 causes neuron degeneration and death through an apoptotic mechanism. Human Molecular Genetics, . doi:10.1093/hmg/ddw119

The apoptotic engulfment machinery regulates axonal degeneration in C. elegans neurons

Nichols, Annika L.A., Meelkop, Ellen, Linton, Casey, Giordano-Santini, Rosina, Sullivan, Robert K., Donato, Alessandra, Nolan, Cara, Hall, David H., Xue, Ding, Neumann, Brent and Hilliard, Massimo A. (2016) The apoptotic engulfment machinery regulates axonal degeneration in C. elegans neurons. Cell Reports14 7: 1673-1683. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2016.01.050

EFF-1-mediated regenerative axonal fusion requires components of the apoptotic pathway

Neumann, Brent, Coakley, Sean, Giordano-Santini, Rosina, Linton, Casey, Lee, Eui Seung, Nakagawa, Akihisa, Xue, Ding and Hilliard, Massimo A. (2015) EFF-1-mediated regenerative axonal fusion requires components of the apoptotic pathway. Nature517 7533: 219-222. doi:10.1038/nature14102

A multi-channel device for high-density target-selective stimulation and long-term monitoring of cells and subcellular features in C. elegans

Lee, Hyewon, Kim, Shin Ae, Coakley, Sean, Mugno, Paula, Hammarlund, Marc, Hilliard, Massimo A. and Lu, Hang (2014) A multi-channel device for high-density target-selective stimulation and long-term monitoring of cells and subcellular features in C. elegans. Lab on a Chip - Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology14 23: 4513-4522. doi:10.1039/c4lc00789a

Loss of MEC-17 leads to microtubule instability and axonal degeneration

Neumann, Brent and Hilliard, Massimo A. (2014) Loss of MEC-17 leads to microtubule instability and axonal degeneration. Cell Reports6 1: 93-103. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2013.12.004

Rapid and permanent neuronal inactivation in vivo via subcellular generation of reactive oxygen with the use of KillerRed

Williams, Daniel C., El Bejjani, Rachid, Mugno Ramirez, Paula, Coakley, Sean, Kim, Shin Ae, Lee, Hyewon, Wen, Quan, Samuel, Aravi, Lu, Hang, Hilliard, Massimo A. and Hammarlund, Marc (2013) Rapid and permanent neuronal inactivation in vivo via subcellular generation of reactive oxygen with the use of KillerRed. Cell Reports5 2: 553-563. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2013.09.023

A dominant mutation in mec-7/β-tubulin affects axon development and regeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans neurons

Kirszenblat, Leonie, Neumann, Brent, Coakley, Sean and Massimo Hilliard (2013) A dominant mutation in mec-7/β-tubulin affects axon development and regeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans neurons. Molecular Biology of the Cell,24 3: 285-296. doi:10.1091/mbc.E12-06-0441

A core metabolic enzyme mediates resistance to phosphine gas

Schlipalius, David I., Valmas, Nicholas, Tuck, Andrew G., Jagadeesan, Rajeswaran, Ma, Li, Kaur, Ramandeep, Goldinger, Anita, Anderson, Cameron, Kuang, Jujiao, Zuryn, Steven, Mau, Yosep S., Cheng, Qiang, Collins, Patrick J., Nayak, Manoj K., Schirra, Horst Joachim, Hilliard, Massimo A. and Ebert, Paul R. (2012) A core metabolic enzyme mediates resistance to phosphine gas. Science338 6108: 807-810. doi:10.1126/science.1224951

Laterally orienting C. elegans using geometry at microscale for high-throughput visual screens in neurodegeneration and neuronal development studies

Cáceres, Ivan de Carlos, Valmas, Nicholas, Hilliard, Massimo A. and Lu, Hang (2012) Laterally orienting C. elegans using geometry at microscale for high-throughput visual screens in neurodegeneration and neuronal development studies. PLoS One7 4: e35037.1-e35037.8. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035037

LIN-44/Wnt directs dendrite outgrowth through LIN-17/Frizzled in C. elegans neurons

Kirszenblat, Leonie, Pattabiraman, Divya and Hilliard, Massimo A. (2011) LIN-44/Wnt directs dendrite outgrowth through LIN-17/Frizzled in C. elegans neurons. PLoS Biology9 9: 0nline. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001157

Axonal regeneration proceeds through specific axonal fusion in transected C. elegans neurons

Neumann, Brent, Nguyen, Ken C. Q., Hall, David H., Ben-Yakar, Adela and Hilliard, Massimo A. (2011) Axonal regeneration proceeds through specific axonal fusion in transected C. elegans neurons. Developmental Dynamics,240 6: 1365-1372. doi:10.1002/dvdy.22606

Big ideas for small brains: What can psychiatry learn from worms, flies, bees and fish?

Burne, T. H. J., Scott, E., van Swinderen, B., Hilliard, M., Reinhard, J., Claudianos, C., Eyles, D. W. and McGrath, J. J. (2011) Big ideas for small brains: What can psychiatry learn from worms, flies, bees and fish?. Molecular Psychiatry,16 1: 7-16. doi:10.1038/mp.2010.35

Axonal degeneration and regeneration: a mechanistic tug-of-war

Hilliard, Massimo (2009) Axonal degeneration and regeneration: a mechanistic tug-of-war. Journal Of Neurochemistry108 1: 23-32. doi:10.1111/j.1471-4159.2008.05754.x

Femtosecond laser nanoaxotomy lab-on-a-chip for in vivo nerve regeneration studies

Guo, Samuel X., Bourgeois, Frederic, Chokshi, Trushal, Durr, Nicholas J., Hilliard, Massimo A., Chronis, Nikos and Ben-Yakar, Adela (2008) Femtosecond laser nanoaxotomy lab-on-a-chip for in vivo nerve regeneration studies.Nature Methods5 6: 531-533. doi:10.1038/nmeth.1203

Global 'worming'

Chalasani, Sreekanth H., Feinberg, Evan H. and Hilliard, Massimo A. (2007) Global 'worming'. Genome Biology8 9: 314-1-314-3. doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-9-314

Multiple Wnts and frizzled receptors regulate anteriorly directed cell and growth cone migrations in Caenorhabditis elegans

Pan, Chun-Liang, Howell, James Endres, Clark, Scott G., Hilliard, Massimo, Cordes, Shaun, Bargmann, Cornelia I. and Garriga, Gian (2006) Multiple Wnts and frizzled receptors regulate anteriorly directed cell and growth cone migrations in Caenorhabditis elegans. Developmental cell10 3: 367-377. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2006.02.010

Wnt signals and Frizzled activity orient anterior-posterior axon outgrowth in C. elegans

Hilliard, Massimo A. and Bargmann, Cornelia I. (2006) Wnt signals and Frizzled activity orient anterior-posterior axon outgrowth in C. elegans. Developmental Cell10 3: 379-390. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2006.01.013

The Zona Pellucida domain containing proteins, CUT-1, CUT-3 and CUT-5, play essential roles in the development of the larval alae in Caenorhabditis elegans

Sapio, Maria Rosaria, Hilliard, Massimo A., Cermola, Michele, Favre, Reneé and Bazzicalupo, Paolo (2005) The Zona Pellucida domain containing proteins, CUT-1, CUT-3 and CUT-5, play essential roles in the development of the larval alae in Caenorhabditis elegans. Developmental Biology282 1: 231-245. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2005.03.011

In vivo imaging of C. elegans ASH neurons: Cellular response and adaptation to chemical repellents

Hilliard, Massimo A., Apicella, Alfonso J., Kerr, Rex, Suzuki, Hiroshi, Bazzicalupo, Paolo and Schafer, William R. (2005) In vivo imaging of C. elegans ASH neurons: Cellular response and adaptation to chemical repellents. The EMBO Journal 24, 1489-148924 63-72. doi:10.1038/sj.emboj.7600493

Worms taste bitter: ASH neurons, QUI-1, GPA-3 and ODR-3 mediate quinine avoidance in Caenorhabditis elegans

Hilliard, Massimo A., Bergamasco, Carmela, Arbucci, Salvatore, Plasterk, Ronald H. A. and Bazzicalupo, Paolo (2004) Worms taste bitter: ASH neurons, QUI-1, GPA-3 and ODR-3 mediate quinine avoidance in Caenorhabditis elegans.The EMBO Journal23 5: 1101-1111. doi:10.1038/sj.emboj.7600107

C. elegans responds to chemical repellents by integrating sensory inputs from the head and the tail

Hilliard, Massimo A., Bargmann, Cornelia I. and Bazzicalupo, Paolo (2002) C. elegans responds to chemical repellents by integrating sensory inputs from the head and the tail. Current Biology12 9: 730-734. doi:10.1016/S0960-9822(02)00813-8