Rompolas Lab




Marshall, M., Ohman, L., Samasa B., Papp, T., Hamideh, P., Rompolas P., bioRxiv (2022) mRNA-mediated induced regeneration of the corneal endothelium.

Huang, S., Kuri, P., Zou, P., Blanco, A., Marshall, M., Rice, G., Prouty, S., Dentchev, T., Doepner, M., Boerckel, J.D., Capell, B.C., Ridky, T.W., Rompolas, P., bioRxiv (2022) Stress vesicles are induced by acute mechanical force and precede the commitment of epidermal stem cells to terminal differentiation.

Lee, V., & Rompolas, P. (2022). Corneal regeneration: insights in epithelial stem cell heterogeneity and dynamics. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 77, 101981. 

Ma, N., Chen, D., Lee, J. H., Kuri, P., Hernandez, E. B., Kocan, J., Mahmood, H., Tichy, E. D., Rompolas, P., & Mourkioti, F. (2022). Piezo1 regulates the regenerative capacity of skeletal muscles via orchestration of stem cell morphological states. Science Advances, 8(11),  


Huang, S., Kuri, P., Aubert, Y., Brewster, M., Li, N., Farrelly, O., Rice, G., Bae, H., Prouty, S., Dentchev, T., Luo, W., Capell, B. C., & Rompolas, P. (2021). Lgr6 marks epidermal stem cells with a nerve-dependent role in wound re-epithelialization. Cell Stem Cell, 28(9), 1582–1596.e6. 

Li, F., Lo, T. Y., Miles, L., Wang, Q., Noristani, H. N., Li, D., Niu, J., Trombley, S., Goldshteyn, J. I., Wang, C., Wang, S., Qiu, J., Pogoda, K., Mandal, K., Brewster, M., Rompolas, P., He, Y., Janmey, P. A., Thomas, G. M., Li, S., … Song, Y. (2021). The Atr-Chek1 pathway inhibits axon regeneration in response to Piezo-dependent mechanosensation. Nature Communications, 12(1), 3845. 

Farrelly, O., Suzuki-Horiuchi, Y., Brewster, M., Kuri, P., Huang, S., Rice, G., Bae1, H., Xu, J., Dentchev, T., Lee, V., & Rompolas, P. Two-photon live imaging of single corneal stem cells reveals compartmentalized organization of the limbal niche. (2021) Cell Stem Cell. , 28(7), 1233–1247.e4 

Sela, Y., Li, J., Kuri, P., Merrell, A. J., Li, N., Lengner, C., Rompolas, P., & Stanger, B. Z. Dissecting phenotypic transitions in metastatic disease via photoconversion-based isolation. (2021). eLife, 10, e63270. 


Rice, G., & Rompolas, P. Advances in resolving the heterogeneity and dynamics of keratinocyte differentiation. (2020). Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 67, 92–98. 

Das, S., Gordián-Vélez, W. J., Ledebur, H. C., Mourkioti, F., Rompolas, P., Chen, H. I., Serruya, M. D., & Cullen, D. K. Innervation: the missing link for biofabricated tissues and organs. (2020).NPJ Regenerative Medicine, 5, 11. 

Huang, S., & Rompolas, P. The Psychology of Gray Hair. (2020) Developmental Cell, 52(5), 548–549. 

Heitman, N., Sennett, R., Mok, K. W., Saxena, N., Srivastava, D., Martino, P., Grisanti, L., Wang, Z., Ma'ayan, A., Rompolas, P., & Rendl, M. . Dermal sheath contraction powers stem cell niche relocation during hair cycle regression. (2020) Science, 367(6474), 161–166. 


Portal, C., Rompolas, P., Lwigale, P., & Iomini, C. (2019). Primary cilia deficiency in neural crest cells models anterior segment dysgenesis in mouse. eLife, 8, e52423. 

Song, Y., Li, D., Farrelly, O., Miles, L., Li, F., Kim, S. E., Lo, T. Y., Wang, F., Li, T., Thompson-Peer, K. L., Gong, J., Murthy, S. E., Coste, B., Yakubovich, N., Patapoutian, A., Xiang, Y., Rompolas, P., Jan, L. Y., & Jan, Y. N. (2019). The Mechanosensitive Ion Channel Piezo Inhibits Axon Regeneration. Neuron, 102(2), 373–389. 

Farrelly, O., Kuri, P., & Rompolas, P.  In Vivo Genetic Alteration and Lineage Tracing of Single Stem Cells by Live Imaging. (2019). Methods in Molecular Biology, 1879, 1–14. 


Xin T, Gonzalez D, Rompolas P, Greco V. Flexible fate determination ensures robust differentiation in the hair follicle. (2018) Nat. Cell Biol. 20(12):1361–9. 

Kuri P, Rompolas P. Differentiation keeps skin cancer at bay. (2018) Nat. Cell Biol. 20(11):1237–9. 

Tichy ED, Sidibe DK, Greer CD, Oyster NM, Rompolas P, Rosenthal NA, et al. A robust Pax7EGFP mouse that enables the visualization of dynamic behaviors of muscle stem cells. (2018). Skelet Muscle 8(1):27.


Park S, Gonzalez DG, Guirao B, Boucher JD, Cockburn K, Marsh ED, et al. Tissue-scale coordination of cellular behaviour promotes epidermal wound repair in live mice. (2017) Nat. Cell Biol. 19(2):155–63. 

Huang S, Rompolas P. Two-photon microscopy for intracutaneous imaging of stem cell activity in mice. (2017) Exp. Dermatol. 26(5):379–83. 


Rompolas P., Mesa K.R., Kawaguchi K., Sangbum P., Gonzalez D., Brown S., Boucher J, Allon M.K., Greco V. (2016) Spatiotemporal coordination of stem cell commitment during epidermal homeostasis. Science, 352(6292):1471-4. 


Selected Past Publications

Pineda CM, Park S, Mesa KR, Wolfel M, Gonzalez DG, Haberman AM, Rompolas P*, Greco V*. (2015) Intravital imaging of hair follicle regeneration in the mouse. Nat Protoc, 10(7):1116-30.  *Corresponding authors  

Mesa, K., Rompolas, P. & Greco, V. (2015) The Dynamic Duo: Niche/Stem Cell Interdependency. Stem Cell Reports 4, 961-6.  

Mesa KR, Rompolas P, Zito G, Myung P, Sun TY, Brown S, Gonzalez DG, Blagoev KB, Haberman AM, Greco V. (2015) Niche-induced cell death and epithelial phagocytosis regulate hair follicle stem cell pool. Nature, 522(7554):94-7.

Deschene ER, Myung P, Rompolas P, Zito G, Sun TY, Taketo MM, Saotome I, Greco V.  (2014) β-Catenin activation regulates tissue growth non-cell autonomously in the hair stem cell niche. Science, 343(6177):1353-6.  

Rompolas P*, Greco V*. (2014) Stem cell dynamics in the hair follicle niche. Semin Cell Dev Biol, 25-26:34-42.  *Corresponding authors  

Rompolas P, Mesa KR, Greco V. (2013) Spatial organization within a niche as a determinant of stem-cell fate. Nature, 502(7472):513-8.  

Rompolas P, Azimzadeh J, Marshall WF, King SM. (2013) Analysis of ciliary assembly and function in planaria. Methods Enzymol, 525:245-64.

Liang L, Shen H, Rompolas P, Greco V, De Camilli P, Duncan JS. (2013) A multiple hypothesis based method for particle tracking and its extension for cell segmentation. Inf Process Med Imaging, 23:98-109.

Rompolas P, Patel-King RS, King SM. (2012) Association of Lis1 with outer arm dynein is modulated in response to alterations in flagellar motility. Mol Biol Cell23(18):3554-65.

Rompolas P, Deschene ER, Zito G, Gonzalez DG, Saotome I, Haberman AM, Greco V. (2012) Live imaging of stem cell and progeny behaviour in physiological hair-follicle regeneration. Nature, 487(7408):496-9.  



2016:  Research Scholar Award, American Skin Association

2014:  Blavatnik Postdoctoral Award Winner in Life Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Foundation

2014:  Future of Science Fund Scholarship, Keystone Symposia

2013:  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Basic, Clinical and Translational Stem Cell Studies, New York Stem Cell Foundation

2013:  Merton Bernfield Memorial Award, American Society for Cell Biology

2012:  Future of Science Fund Scholarship, Keystone Symposia

2011:  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Sciences, James Hudson Brown - Alexander Brown Coxe

2008:  Research Fellowship Award, University of Connecticut Partnership for Excellence in Structural Biology

2005:  Graduate Fellowship Award, Gerondelis Foundations

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