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* Students under my research supervision. Graduate students under my supervision, underlined.

+ Students under my editorial supervision.

Published and In Press

Millet-Boureima C.*, Ennis C.C.*, Jamison J.*, McSweeney S.*, Park A.* and Gamberi C. “Empowering melatonin therapeutics with Drosophila models”. Diseases 2021, 9(4), 67.   

Gamberi C. Is the gut microbiota an organ? Comprehensive Gut Microbiota. A Major Reference Work on the Human Gut Microbiota. Elsevier Publishers. 2022. In press.  

Millet-Boureima C.*, Petraccione K.+, Nibar S.+, Hight R.+, Caudle W.T.+, ….16 authors, and Gamberi C. The human gut microbiota-lymphocyte crosstalk. Comprehensive Gut Microbiota. A Major Reference Work on the Human Gut Microbiota. Elsevier Publishers. 2022. In press.  

Millet-Boureima C.*, Le T-B.U.*+, He S.* + and Gamberi C. “Modeling neoplastic growth in renal cancer carcinoma and polycystic kidney disease”. Int J Mol Sci. 2021, 22(8), 3918.

Sparapani S.+, Millet-Boureima C.*, Oliver J.* +, Kalostian T.+, Mu K.+, Hadavi P.+, … 72 authors, and Gamberi C. The biology of vasopressin. Biomedicines, 2021, 9(1), 89.

Millet-Boureima C.*, Rozencwaig R., Polyak F., and Gamberi C. “Cyst reduction by melatonin in a Drosophila model of polycystic kidney disease”. Molecules, 2020, 25, 5477.

o Concordia University press release.

o Featured in EurekAlert.org, Bioengineer.org, MedicalXpress.com, Medical News, among others.

o Featured in PKD Foundation of Canada e-News February 2021.

o Interview Le Devoir May 2021.

Millet-Boureima C.*, Selber-Hnatiw S.*, and Gamberi C. “Drugging flies for drug discovery and chemical probing”. Genome 64(2):147-159. 2021. doi: 10.1139/gen-2020-0037. Epub 2020 Jun 18.  

o From the Genome editorial “Notably, the authors provide an excellent overview of the considerations that need to be considered while designing these studies, both in terms of the mechanics of the screen but also the analysis of the resulting data.”

Hall K., and Gamberi C. “Undergraduates can publish too! Biology writing assignments leading to publication”. Proceedings of the 2020 Conference Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education (SALTISE), Montreal June.

o  Featured contribution “work reflects the researcher-practitioner model that SALTISE hopes to foster… reflect the growth and maturing... contributions to the literature”.

Chartrand P., Jaramillo M., and Gamberi C. “Editorial: RNA regulation in development and disease”. Frontiers in Genetics, 2020. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00430.

Millet-Boureima C.*, Chingle R, Lubell W. D. and Gamberi C. “Cyst reduction in a polycystic kidney disease fly model using Smac mimics”. Biomedicines, 2019, 7(4), 82; 17 pages, doi:10.3390/biomedicines7040082.

Selber-Hnatiw S.*, Sultana T.+, Tse W.+, …. Paul-Cole K.*…Porras Marroquin J.*….93 authors, and Gamberi C. Metabolic networks of the human microbiota. 2020. Microbiology, 166(2), 96-119.

o Microbiology Journal Most Downloaded Articles in 2020.

o Concordia University press release.

o Microbiology Society feature.

o Microbiology journal EiC feature.

Yang E., Gamberi C., Chaurand P. Lipidomics of the wild type Drosophila melanogaster Malpighian tubule. 2019. J Mass Spectrom, 54(6):557-566. doi: 10.1002/jms.4366.

Gamberi C. Drosophila for drug discovery: useful tool or wishful thinking? 2018. Dros Inf Serv 101, 108-110.

Gamberi C. (corresponding author), Hall K. 2018. Undergraduates can publish too! A case of scientific team writing assignment leading to publication. Intern J Sci Educ. 41: 48-63, 2019.

Millet-Boureima, C.*, Porras-Marroquin J.* and Gamberi C. 2018. Modeling human renal disease ”on the fly”. Special issue on Drosophila models of disease, Daniela Grifoni, Louise Cheng, Antonio Baonza Editors. BioMed Research International, Article ID 5697436 31. 31 May 2018 |

o Featured in La Presse+.

o Concordia University press release.

o Featured A. Prokop’s Drosophila research reference website.

o Review of 154 years of research on the fly renal system with a comparative perspective.

Selber-Hnatiw S.*, Rukundo B. +, … Ben Soussan H.,* ……. et al. (103 authors), and Gamberi C. 2017. Human gut microbiota: toward an ecology of disease. Front. Microbiol., 8:1265-84. 17 July 2017.

o  Top 2% article overall. Top 5% article for the first quarter since publication, top 6% for citations.

Featured in Eurekalert.org and Phys.org.

o  Concordia University press release.

o  First-in-kind active learning pedagogy leading to publication of a review article.

Gamberi C. (first and corresponding author), Hipfner D. R., Trudel M., Lubell W. D. 2017. Bicaudal C mutation causes myc and TOR pathway up-regulation and Polycystic Kidney Disease-like phenotypes. PLOS Genetics, 2017 Apr 13;13(4):e1006694. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006694.

o  Burdine R: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Gamberi C et al., PLoS Genet 2017, 13(4):e1006694]. In F1000Prime, 04 Aug 2017; DOI: 10.3410/f.727503862.793535164. F1000Prime.com/727503862#eval793535164

o  Concordia University press release.

Featured A. Prokop’s Manchester University Drosophila research reference website.

Featured S. Mohr’s Harvard University Drosophila models of disease website.

o  First-in-kind fruit fly model of polycystic kidney disease.

Valzania L., Ono H., Ignesti M., Cavaliere V., Bernardi F., Gamberi C (co-corresponding author), Lasko, P. and Gargiulo G. Drosophila 4EHP is essential for the larval-pupal transition and required in the prothoracic gland for ecdysone biosynthesis. 2016. Dev Biol, 410(1):14-23. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.12.021.

Gamberi C. 2015. Efficient high-throughput cuticle preparations from fly lines yielding both viable and unviable embryos. Dros Inf Serv 98, 147-9.                    

Gamberi C., Hipfner D. R., Trudel M. 2014. Dissecting Renal Tubule Physiology in a Drosophila Model System. 2014 Kidney Week, Philadelphia, PA, USA J Am Soc Nephrol 25:539A, 2014.

Solana J., Gamberi C., Mihaylova Y., Grossvendt Grossvendt S., Chen C., Lasko P., Rajewsky N. and Aboobaker A. 2013. CCR4-NOT complex-mediated stem cell specific deadenylation and degradation of mRNAs promotes planarian stem cell differentiation. PLOS Genetics 9(12):e1004003. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004003.

Gamberi C. (corresponding author), Lasko P. 2012. The Bic-C family of developmental translational regulators. Comparative and Functional Genomics, special issue “Translational Control Across Eukaryotes”, Volume 2012, Article ID 141386, doi:10.1155/2012/141386.

Maurizii M. G., Cavaliere V., Gamberi C., Gargiulo G., Lasko P., Taddei C. Vasa protein is localized in the germ cells and in the oocyte-associated pyriform follicle cells during early oogenesis in the lizard Podarcis sicula. 2009. Development Genes Evolution 219(7): 361-7.

Chicoine J., Benoit P., Gamberi C., Paliouras M., Simonelig M., Lasko, P. 2007. Bicaudal C recruits CCR4-NOT deadenylase to target mRNAs and regulates oogenesis, cytoskeletal organization and its own expression. Dev Cell 13: 691-704.

Cho P. F., Gamberi C., Cho-Park Y. A., Cho-Park I. B., Lasko P., Sonenberg N 2006. Cap-dependent translational inhibition establishes two opposing morphogen gradients in Drosophila embryos. Curr Biol 16: 2035-41.

Gamberi C., Johnstone O., Lasko P. 2006. Drosophila RNA binding proteins. Int Rev Cytol 248:43-139.

Lin S-Y., Choi E-Y., Johnson S.M., Abraham M., Pasquinelli A., Gamberi C., Gottlieb E., Slack F. 2003. The C. elegans hunchback homolog hbl-1 controls temporal patterning and is a probable micro RNA target. Dev. Cell 4: 639-50.

Gamberi C., Gottlieb E. 2002. Internally controlled Poly(A) Tail Assays to study gene regulation. BioTechniques, 33 (3): 476-480.

Gamberi C., Peterson D. S., He L., Gottlieb E. 2002. An anterior function for the Drosophila posterior determinant Pumilio. Development, 129 (11):2699-2710.

o Featured by Tadros and Lipshitz Dev. Dynam. 232: 593-608 for “technical and conceptual advances”.

Gamberi C., Izaurralde, E., Beisel, C., Mattaj, I.W. Interaction between the human nuclear cap-binding complex and hnRNP F. 1997. Mol Cell Biol 17: 2587-2597.

o  The first “three-hybrid” screen for studying interactions within protein complexes and first indication for hnRNPF roles in splicing.

Izaurralde E., Lewis J., Gamberi C., Jarmolowski A., McGuigan C., Mattaj I.W. 1995. A cap-binding protein complex mediating U snRNA export. Nature 376: 709-712.

Raimondi E., Romanelli M.G., Moralli D., Gamberi C., Russo M.P., Morandi C. 1995. Assignment of the human gene encoding heterogeneous nuclear RNA nucleoprotein I to chromosome 14q23-q24.1. Genomics 27: 553-555.

Gamberi C., Contreas G., Romanelli M.G., Morandi C. 1994. Analysis of the yeast NSR1 gene and protein domain comparison between Nsr1 and human hnRNP type A1. Gene 148: 59-66.

De Checchi M.C., Rolfini R., Tamanini A., Gamberi C., Berton G., Cabrini G. 1992. Effect of modulation of protein kinase C on the cAMP-dependent chloride conductance in T84 cells. FEBS Lett. 311 (1): 25-8.

Riva S., Cobianchi F., Buvoli M., Gamberi C., Romanelli M.G., Morandi C 1992. hnRNP proteins. Minerva Biotecnologica 4 (3): 141-152.

Ferretti L., Raimondi E., Gamberi C., Young B. D., De Carli L., Sgaramella V. 1991. Molecular cloning of a human sorted minichromosome. Gene 99: 229-234.

o The first successful isolation and characterization of a minichromosome “too small for sorting”. L. Ferretti and V. Sgaramella discovered the T4 DNA ligase.

De Checchi C., Rolfini E., Tamanini A., Gamberi C., Berton G., Cabrini G. 1991. Effect of modulation of protein kinase C on the cAMP-dependent chloride conductance in T84 cells Pediatric Pulmonology suppl. 6 (1991). p. 259 Wiley & Liss Editions.

Ghetti A., Padovani C., Gamberi C., Bestagno M., Morandi C. 1990. Identification of a 55 kDa nuclear protein sharing homology with hnRNP type L. Molecular Biology Reports 14: 89-90.

Raimondi E., Ferretti, L. Gamberi C., Decarli L., Sgaramella V. 1989. Isolation and chromosomal localization of probes derived from a sorted human minichromosome. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 51 (1-4), 1063.

Damiani G., Ferretti L., Gamberi C., Sgaramella V. 1989. Molecular bases of breeding (Italian). Reda L’Italia Agricola 3: 23-33.

Sgaramella V., Ferretti L., Gamberi C., Damiani G., Panzeri L., Sora S. 1989. CABIOS.

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS 

Gamberi C., Hallett M., Despland E. et al. 25 March 2020. COVID-19. A primer into the literature [powerpoint slides].

o Aimed at informing students and families, this primer was selected as a resource for inclusion in the Concordia University Library COVID-19 Research Guide: https://www.concordia.ca/library/guides/COVID19.html.

Gamberi C. 2018. Commentary of The Science Café “Perspectives on PKD”. PKD Foundation, Montreal Chapter site.

Gamberi C. 2007. Postdocket 5 (1): 7.

Gamberi C. National Postdoctoral Association, International Postdoctoral Committee, Survival Guide for Postdocs (conception, design and several chapters).

o Featured in Science. (2007). 315: 695-9.

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Recent Conference Talks

Gamberi C., Resnis E. and Hall K. “Inclusive Writing-to-Learn Pedagogy in Upper-level Undergraduate Courses”. 2021. South Carolina Conference on Innovations in Teaching and Learning Meeting July 16, virtual. Accepted.

Gamberi C. and Resnis E. “Inclusive writing-to-learn pedagogy leads upper-level undergraduates to authorship and publication”. 2021. Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) Meeting June 14-16, virtual. Presentation and lead discussion.

Hall K., and Gamberi C. “Undergraduates can publish too! Biology writing assignments leading to publication”. 2020 Conference Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education (SALTISE), Montreal, June. In-person meeting cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

o  Featured in the published proceedings (see Publications above).

Millet-Boureima C.*, Selber-Hnatiw S.*, Ben Soussan H.*, Oliver J.*, Porras Marroquin J.*, Paul-Cole K.*, Fulton D., Yang E., Chingle R., Rozencweig R., Tayar S., Polyak F., Chaurand P., Lubell W.D., Hipfner D and Gamberi C. (presenting). 2019. Bicaudal C mutation reveals core conserved mechanisms of renal cyst formation. CanFly 2019. Toronto, Canada, June 9-13.

Yang E. (presenting), Gamberi C., Chaurand P. Applications of MALDI-TOF Imaging Mass Spectrometry for Lipidomic Studies. 2019. The 63rd International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, Montreal, QC, Canada, June 26.

Yang E. (presenting), Gamberi C., Chaurand P. Analyzing Lipids from Drosophila Malpighian Tubules by Imaging Mass Spectrometry. 2018. Ourcon VI and IMSS II Joint Conference, Charleston, SC, USA, November 14.

Gamberi C. 2018. Therapeutic discovery using a fly-model of polycystic kidney disease. Workshop “The how’s and why’s of drugging flies-A chemical screening workshop”. Drosophila Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 11-15.

Gamberi C. 2017. Therapeutic discovery using a fly-model of polycystic kidney disease. 5ème Carrefour de la récherche sur le medicament, Montréal, Canada December 1.

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Selected Poster Presentations

  • 19- Millet-Boureima C.*, Selber-Hnatiw S.* Helene Ben Soussan*, Joshua Oliver*, Jessica Porras-Marroquin*, Kahlila Paul-Cole*, Debra Fulton*, Ethan Yang*, Ramesh Chingle*, Roman Rozencwaig*, Samuel Tayar*, Felix Polyak*, Pierre Chaurand*, William D. Lubell*, David Hipfner*, Gamberi C. 2020. Bicaudal C mutation reveals core-conserved mechanisms of renal cyst formation. CERMO Colloque (Virtual Meeting), November 23.
  • 18- Millet-Boureima C.*, Selber-Hnatiw S.* (presenting), Chingle R., Lubell W. D., Gamberi C. 2020. Drug discovery in a novel fly model of polycystic kidney disease. Cell and Developmental Biology Virtual Meeting, Labroots. June 3, 4.
  • 17- Millet-Boureima C.* (presenting), Chingle R., Lubell W. D., Gamberi C. 2019. Fly pharmacology: inducing tissue remodeling in a novel polycystic kidney disease model. 7ème Carrefour de la récherche sur le medicament, Montréal, Canada, November 29.
  • 16- Millet-Boureima C.* (presenting), Tayar S., Polyak F. Rozencweig R., Gamberi C. 2019. Towards prolonged healthy lifespan from flies to humans. CanFly 2019. Toronto, Canada June 9-13.
  • 15- Millet-Boureima C.* (presenting), Chingle R., Lubell W. D., Gamberi C. 2019. Fly pharmacology: inducing tissue remodeling in a novel polycystic kidney disease model. CanFly 2019. Toronto, Canada June 9-13.
  • 14- Yang E. (presenting), Gamberi C., Chaurand P. 2019.  Dual Polarity IMS of Phospholipids from Whole-Body Drosophila Tissue Sections. The 67th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Atlanta, GA, USA, June 2-6.
  • 13- Millet-Boureima C.* (presenting), Chingle R., Lubell W. D., Gamberi C. 2019. Fly pharmacology: Smac mimicry in a novel polycystic kidney disease model. Drosophila Research Conference, Dallas, TX, USA, March 27-31.
  • 12- Millet-Boureima C.* (presenting), Chingle R., Tayar S, Polyak F., Rozencwaig R., Lubell W. D., Gamberi C. 2018. Fly pharmacology: inducing tissue remodeling in a first-in-kind polycystic kidney disease model.  5ème Carrefour de la récherche sur le medicament, Montréal, Canada, November 30.
  • 11- Yang E. (presenting), Gamberi C., Chaurand P. 2018. Mapping the Fly Malpighian Tubule Lipidome by Imaging Mass Spectrometry. The 31st Annual Tandem Mass Spectrometry Workshop, Banff, AB, Canada, November 28-December 1.
  • 10- Yang E. (presenting), Gamberi C., Chaurand P. 2018. Analyzing lipids from Drosophila Malpighian tubule by imaging mass spectrometry. Meeting of the Imaging Mass Spectrometry Society, Charleston, SC, USA, November 11-14. Oral presentation by E. Yang.
  • 9- Yang E. (presenting), Gamberi C., Chaurand P. Lipidomics of the Drosophila Malpighian tubule by imaging mass spectrometry. 2018. 66th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics. San Diego, CA, USA, June 3-7.
  • 8. Millet-Boureima C.*, Chingle R., Lubell W.D., Gamberi C. 2018. Pharmacological screens in a fly model of polycystic kidney disease. Drosophila Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 11-15.
  • 7. Gamberi C, Hipfner D.R., Trudel M., Lubell W.D. 2018. Modeling polycystic kidney disease in the fly. Drosophila Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 11-15. Selected for oral presentation in the Fly Pharmacology Workshop.
  • 6. Porras-Marroquin J.*, Selber-Hnatiw S.*, Millet-Boureima C.*, Paul-Cole K.*, Lubell W.D., Gamberi C. 2017. Toward a Drosophila drug-discovery pipeline. 5ème Carrefour de la récherche sur le medicament, Montréal, Canada December 1.
  • 5. Millet-Boureima C.*, Chingle R., Lubell W.D., Gamberi C. 2017. Probing therapeutic strategies in a fly model of polycystic kidney disease. 5ème Carrefour de la récherche sur le medicament, Montréal, Canada December 1.
  • 4. Gamberi C., Hipfner D.R., Lubell W.D., Trudel M. 2017. Polycystic kidney disease-like phenotypes in Drosophila. Polycystic Kidney Disease: Challenges, Differing Viewpoints and Ways Forward. FASEB, Big Sky, MT June 25-30.
  • 3. Gamberi C., Hipfner D.R., Trudel M., Lubell W.D. 2016 The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), Drosophila Genetics. Bicaudal Cmutation causes myc and TOR pathway upregulation and polycystic kidney disease-like phenotypes. Orlando, FL, USA July 13-17.
  • 2. Ben Soussan H.*, Millet-Boureima C.*, Lubell W.D., Gamberi C. 2015. Characterization and further development of a Drosophila model of human renal cystic disease. 3ème Carrefour de la récherche sur le medicament, Montréal, Canada, November 20.
  • 1. Gamberi C, Hipfner D.H., Trudel M. 2014. Dissecting renal tubule physiology and functions in a Drosophila model system. American Society for Nephrology Kidney Week, Philadelphia, PA, USA. November 11-16.

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Chiara Gamberi
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Email: cgamberi@coastal.edu 
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