Michelangelo von Dassow

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Flow and conduit formation in the external fluid-transport system of a suspension feeder
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 3060 VLSB 3140, CA 94720 3140, USA
    J Exp Biol 208:2931-8. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Function-dependent development in a colonial animal
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Integrative Biology Department, University of California, Berkeley, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building 3140, Berkeley, California 94720 3140, USA
    Biol Bull 211:76-82. 2006
  3. pmc Natural variation in embryo mechanics: gastrulation in Xenopus laevis is highly robust to variation in tissue stiffness
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Dev Dyn 238:2-18. 2009
  4. pmc Surprisingly simple mechanical behavior of a complex embryonic tissue
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e15359. 2010
  5. pmc Experimental control of excitable embryonic tissues: three stimuli induce rapid epithelial contraction
    Sagar D Joshi
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3501 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Exp Cell Res 316:103-14. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Variation and robustness of the mechanics of gastrulation: the role of tissue mechanical properties during morphogenesis
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today 81:253-69. 2007
  7. pmc Physics and the canalization of morphogenesis: a grand challenge in organismal biology
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3501 Fifth Ave, 5059 BST3, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Phys Biol 8:045002. 2011
  8. pmc Emergent morphogenesis: elastic mechanics of a self-deforming tissue
    Lance A Davidson
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Biomech 43:63-70. 2010
  9. pmc Multi-scale mechanics from molecules to morphogenesis
    Lance Davidson
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3501 Fifth Avenue, 5059 BST3, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int J Biochem Cell Biol 41:2147-62. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Biomechanics and the thermotolerance of development
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e95670. 2014

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. ncbi request reprint Flow and conduit formation in the external fluid-transport system of a suspension feeder
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 3060 VLSB 3140, CA 94720 3140, USA
    J Exp Biol 208:2931-8. 2005
    ..Together, the results suggest that there is a strong correlation between growth and flow in this external fluid-transport system, with new chimneys forming at sites of high flow...
  2. ncbi request reprint Function-dependent development in a colonial animal
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Integrative Biology Department, University of California, Berkeley, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building 3140, Berkeley, California 94720 3140, USA
    Biol Bull 211:76-82. 2006
    ..This kind of "function-dependent development" should be differentiated from phenotypic plasticity, since the developing system, not the environment, produces the signals that induce morphological change...
  3. pmc Natural variation in embryo mechanics: gastrulation in Xenopus laevis is highly robust to variation in tissue stiffness
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Dev Dyn 238:2-18. 2009
    ..Our results indicate that gastrulation in X. laevis is robust to at least twofold variation in tissue stiffness...
  4. pmc Surprisingly simple mechanical behavior of a complex embryonic tissue
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e15359. 2010
    ..Furthermore, embryonic tissues have complex structure and composition and undergo large deformations during morphogenesis. Hence we expect highly non-linear and loading-rate dependent tissue mechanical properties in embryos...
  5. pmc Experimental control of excitable embryonic tissues: three stimuli induce rapid epithelial contraction
    Sagar D Joshi
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3501 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Exp Cell Res 316:103-14. 2010
    ..Our methods provide the means to control and study cellular contractility and will allow dissection of molecular mechanisms and biomechanics of cellular contractility...
  6. ncbi request reprint Variation and robustness of the mechanics of gastrulation: the role of tissue mechanical properties during morphogenesis
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today 81:253-69. 2007
    ..We discuss methods for measuring embryo-to-embryo variability in tissue mechanics, and for experimentally perturbing those mechanical properties to determine the sensitivity of gastrulation to tissue mechanics...
  7. pmc Physics and the canalization of morphogenesis: a grand challenge in organismal biology
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3501 Fifth Ave, 5059 BST3, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Phys Biol 8:045002. 2011
    ..Studying the variation organisms express and the variation organisms experience will aid in deciphering the causes of birth defects...
  8. pmc Emergent morphogenesis: elastic mechanics of a self-deforming tissue
    Lance A Davidson
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Biomech 43:63-70. 2010
    ..We conclude by presenting a relatively simple "wedge-model" that exhibits key emergent properties of convergent extension such as the coupling between tissue stiffness, cell intercalation forces, and tissue elongation forces...
  9. pmc Multi-scale mechanics from molecules to morphogenesis
    Lance Davidson
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 3501 Fifth Avenue, 5059 BST3, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int J Biochem Cell Biol 41:2147-62. 2009
    ..Lastly, we pose a series of questions that will need to be addressed if we are to understand the larger integration of molecular and physical mechanical processes during morphogenesis and organogenesis...
  10. doi request reprint Biomechanics and the thermotolerance of development
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e95670. 2014
    ..The changes in the relative rates of different tissue movements can be explained by the viscoelastic deformation model given observed viscoelastic properties, but only if morphogenetic forces increase slowly rather than all at once. ..
  11. ncbi request reprint Effects of ambient flow and injury on the morphology of a fluid transport system in a bryozoan
    Michelangelo von Dassow
    Integrative Biology Department, 3060 VLSB 3140, Berkeley, California 94720 3140, USA
    Biol Bull 208:47-59. 2005
    ..These results suggest that ambient flow, injury, and the pressure under the canopy may have little effect on the remodeling of this fluid transport system...