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Woodcock, M. R., Powers, K., Snead, K., and Pellettieri, J. 2024. Flatworm transcriptomes reveal widespread parasitism by histophagous ciliates. Genome Biology and Evolution. 16(2): evae007.

Pittendreigh, M., Powers, K., Vimal Cruz, M., and Pellettieri, J. 2023. Quantitative analysis of planarian pigmentation. Methods in Molecular Biology. 2680: 253-261.

Abel, C., Powers, K., Gurung, G., and Pellettieri, J. 2022. Defined diets for freshwater planarians. Developmental Dynamics. 251(2):390-402.

Kimball, C., Powers, K., Dustin, J., Poirier, V., and Pellettieri, J. 2020. The exon junction complex is required for stem and progenitor cell maintenance in planarians. Developmental Biology. 457(1):119-127.
Pellettieri, J. 2018. Regenerative tissue remodeling in planarians - The mysteries of morphallaxis. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology. 87:13-21.
Stubenhaus, B. and Pellettieri, J. 2018. Detection of apoptotic cells in planarians by whole-mount TUNEL. Methods in Molecular Biology. 1774:435-444.
He, X., Lindsay-Mosher, N., Li, Y., Molinaro, A., Pellettieri, J., and Pearson, B. 2017. FOX and ETS family transcription factors regulate the pigment cell lineage in planarians. Development. 144(24):4540-4551.
Stubenhaus, B., Dustin, J., Neverett, E., Beaudry, M., Nadeau, L., Burk-McCoy, E., He, X., Pearson, B., and Pellettieri, J. 2016. Light-induced depigmentation in planarians models the pathophysiology of acute porphyrias. eLIFE. 5:e14175.

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Bender, C., Fitzgerald, P., Tait, S., Llambi, F., McStay, G., Tupper, D., Pellettieri, J., Sánchez Alvarado, A., Salvesen, G., and Green, D. 2012. Mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis is ancestral in metazoans. P.N.A.S. USA. 109(13):4904-4909.

Pellettieri, J., Fitzgerald, P., Watanabe, S., Mancuso, J., Green, D., and Sánchez Alvarado, A. 2010. Cell death and tissue remodeling in planarian regeneration. Developmental Biology. 338(1):76-85.

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Pellettieri, J. and Sánchez Alvarado, A. 2007. Cell turnover and adult tissue homeostasis – from humans to planarians. Annual Reviews in Genetics. 41:83-105.

Stitzel, M., Pellettieri, J., and Seydoux, G. 2006. The C. elegans DYRK kinase MBK-2 marks oocyte proteins for degradation in response to meiotic maturation. Current Biology. 16(1):56-62.

Pellettieri, J., Reinke, V., Kim, S., and Seydoux, G. 2003. Coordinate activation of maternal protein degradation during the egg-to-embryo transition in C. elegans. Developmental Cell. 5(3):451-462.

Pellettieri, J. and Seydoux, G. 2002. Anterior-posterior polarity in C. elegans and Drosophila – PARallels and differences. Science. 298(5600):1946-1950.

Blaisdell, C., Pellettieri, J., Loughlin, C., Chu, S., and Zeitlin, P. 1999. Keratinocyte growth factor stimulates CLC-2 expression in primary fetal rat distal lung epithelial cells. A.J.R.C.M.B. 20(4): 842-847.

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Research Associate II, Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, 2020-2021
Medical Student, Loyola University Chicago, 2022-present

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