Selected Publications


  1. A Zebrafish Model for a Rare Genetic Disease Reveals a Conserved Role for FBXL3 in the Circadian Clock System
    Confino, S.; Dor, T.; Tovin, A.; Wexler, Y.; Ben-Moshe Livne, Z.; Kolker, M.; Pisanty, O.; Park, S. K.; Geyer, N.; Reiter, J.; Edvardson, S.; Mor-Shaked, H.; Elpeleg, O.; Vallone, D.; Appelbaum, L.; Foulkes, N. S.; Gothilf, Y.
    2022. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23 (4), Artkl.Nr.: 2373. doi:10.3390/ijms23042373
  2. Early-life lead exposure induces long-term toxicity in the central nervous system: From zebrafish larvae to juveniles and adults
    Wang, Z.; Zhao, H.; Xu, Y.; Zhao, J.; Song, Z.; Bi, Y.; Li, Y.; Lan, X.; Pan, C.; Foulkes, N. S.; Zhang, S.
    2022. The science of the total environment, 804, Art.Nr. 150185. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150185
  3. A stochastic oscillator model simulates the entrainment of vertebrate cellular clocks by light
    Kumpošt, V.; Vallone, D.; Gondi, S. B.; Foulkes, N. S.; Mikut, R.; Hilbert, L.
    2021. Scientific reports, 11 (1), Art.-Nr.: 14497. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-93913-2
  4. Long photoperiod impairs learning in male but not female medaka
    López-Olmeda, J. F.; Zhao, H.; Reischl, M.; Pylatiuk, C.; Lucon-Xiccato, T.; Loosli, F.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2021. iScience, 24 (7), Art. Nr.: 102784. doi:10.1016/j.isci.2021.102784
  5. Regulation of ddb2 expression in blind cavefish and zebrafish reveals plasticity in the control of sunlight-induced DNA damage repair
    Zhao, H.; Li, H.; Du, J.; Di Mauro, G.; Lungu-Mitea, S.; Geyer, N.; Vallone, D.; Bertolucci, C.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2021. PLoS Genetics, 17 (2), Art.-Nr. e1009356. doi:10.1371/JOURNAL.PGEN.1009356
  6. Period 2: A Regulator of Multiple Tissue-Specific Circadian Functions
    Ruggiero, G.; Ben-Moshe Livne, Z.; Wexler, Y.; Geyer, N.; Vallone, D.; Gothilf, Y.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2021. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 14, Art.Nr. 718387. doi:10.3389/fnmol.2021.718387
  7. Finding Nemo’s clock reveals switch from nocturnal to diurnal activity
    Schalm, G.; Bruns, K.; Drachenberg, N.; Geyer, N.; Foulkes, N. S.; Bertolucci, C.; Gerlach, G.
    2021. Scientific Reports, 11 (1), Art.-Nr.: 6801. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-86244-9
  8. Remembering Paolo: A tribute to Paolo Sassone-Corsi
    Foulkes, N. S.; Eckel-Mahan, K.; Cermakian, N.
    2020. Journal of pineal research, 69 (4), Art.Nr. e12692. doi:10.1111/jpi.12692
  9. Development of Open-Field Behaviour in the Medaka, Oryzias latipes
    Lucon-Xiccato, T.; Conti, F.; Loosli, F.; Foulkes, N. S.; Bertolucci, C.
    2020. Biology, 9 (11), Article: 389. doi:10.3390/biology9110389
  10. YB-1 recruitment to stress granules in zebrafish cells reveals a differential adaptive response to stress
    Guarino, A. M.; Mauro, G. D.; Ruggiero, G.; Geyer, N.; Delicato, A.; Foulkes, N. S.; Vallone, D.; Calabrò, V.
    2019. Scientific reports, 9 (1), Article no: 9059. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-45468-6
  11. Differential circadian and light-driven rhythmicity of clock gene expression and behaviour in the turbot, Scophthalmus maximus
    Ceinos, R. M.; Chivite, M.; López-Patiño, M. A.; Naderi, F.; Soengas, J. L.; Foulkes, N. S.; Míguez, J. M.
    2019. PLOS ONE, 14 (7), e0219153. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0219153
  12. Evolution Shapes the Gene Expression Response to Oxidative Stress
    Siauciunaite, R.; Foulkes, N. S.; Calabrò, V.; Vallone, D.
    2019. International journal of molecular sciences, 20 (12), Art.Nr.: 3040. doi:10.3390/ijms20123040
  13. DIY Automated Feeding and Motion Recording System for the Analysis of Fish behaviour
    Pylatiuk, C.; Zhao, H.; Gursky, E.; Reischl, M.; Peravali, R.; Foulkes, N.; Loosli, F.
    2019. SLAS technology, 24 (4), 394–398. doi:10.1177/2472630319841412
  14. Modulation of DNA Repair Systems in Blind Cavefish during Evolution in Constant Darkness
    Zhao, H.; Di Mauro, G.; Lungu-Mitea, S.; Negrini, P.; Guarino, A. M.; Frigato, E.; Braunbeck, T.; Ma, H.; Lamparter, T.; Vallone, D.; Bertolucci, C.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2018. Current biology, 28 (20), 3229–3243.e4. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.039
  15. Evolution shapes the responsiveness of the D-box enhancer element to light and reactive oxygen species in vertebrates
    Pagano, C.; Siauciunaite, R.; Idda, M. L.; Ruggiero, G.; Ceinos, R. M.; Pagano, M.; Frigato, E.; Bertolucci, C.; Foulkes, N. S.; Vallone, D.
    2018. Scientific reports, 8 (1), Art.-Nr.:13180 /1–17. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-31570-8
  16. Interactions between the circadian clock and TGF-β signaling pathway in zebrafish
    Sloin, H. E.; Ruggiero, G.; Rubinstein, A.; Smadja Storz, S.; Foulkes, N. S.; Gothilf, Y.
    2018. PLoS one, 13 (6), e0199777. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0199777
  17. Mutations in blind cavefish target the light-regulated circadian clock gene, period 2
    Ceinos, R. M.; Frigato, E.; Pagano, C.; Fröhlich, N.; Negrini, P.; Cavallari, N.; Vallone, D.; Fuselli, S.; Bertolucci, C.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2018. Scientific reports, 8, Art.Nr.: 8754. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-27080-2
  18. The fish circadian timing system: The illuminating case of light-responsive peripheral clocks
    Pagano, C.; Ceinos, R. M.; Vallone, D.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2017. Biological Timekeeping: Clocks, Rhythms and Behaviour. Ed. V. Kumar, 177–192, Springer India. doi:10.1007/978-81-322-3688-7_7
  19. Instrument design and protocol for the study of light controlled processes in aquatic organisms, and its application to examine the effect of infrared light on zebrafish
    Dekens, M. P. S.; Foulkes, N. S.; Tessmar-Raible, K.
    2017. PLoS one, 12 (2), Art. Nr. e0172038. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172038
  20. Genetically Blocking the Zebrafish Pineal Clock Affects Circadian Behavior
    Ben-Moshe Livne, Z.; Alon, S.; Vallone, D.; Bayleyen, Y.; Tovin, A.; Shainer, I.; Nisembaum, L. G.; Aviram, I.; Smadja-Storz, S.; Fuentes, M.; Falcón, J.; Eisenberg, E.; Klein, D. C.; Burgess, H. A.; Foulkes, N. S.; Gothilf, Y.
    2016. PLoS Genetics, 12 (11), e1006445. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006445
  21. Relaxed selective constraints drove functional modifications in peripheral photoreception of the cavefish P. andruzzii and provide insight into the time of cave colonization
    Calderoni, L.; Rota-Stabelli, O.; Frigato, E.; Panziera, A.; Kirchner, S.; Foulkes, N. S.; Kruckenhauser, L.; Bertolucci, C.; Fuselli, S.
    2016. Heredity, 117 (5), 383–392. doi:10.1038/hdy.2016.59
  22. Studying the Evolution of the Vertebrate Circadian Clock: The Power of Fish as Comparative Models
    Foulkes, N., S.; Whitmore, D.; Vallone, D.; Bertolucci, C.
    2016. Genetics, Genomics and Phenomics of Fish. Ed. N.S. Foulkes, 1–30, Academic Press. doi:10.1016/bs.adgen.2016.05.002
  23. Cavefish eye loss in response to an early block in retinal differentiation progression
    Stemmer, M.; Schuhmacher, L. N.; Foulkes, N. S.; Bertolucci, C.; Wittbrodt, J.
    2015. Development <Cambridge>, 142, 743–752. doi:10.1242/dev.114629
  24. Functional development of the circadian clock in the zebrafish pineal gland
    Ben-Moshe, Z.; Foulkes, N. S.; Gothilf, Y.
    2014. BioMed Research International, 2014, 235781. doi:10.1155/2014/235781
  25. The light-induced transcriptome of the zebrafish pineal gland reveals complex regulation of the circadian clockwork by light
    Ben-Moshe, Z.; Alon, S.; Mracek, P.; Faigenbloom, L.; Tovin, A.; Vatine, G. D.; Eisenberg, E.; Foulkes, N. S.; Gothilf, Y.
    2014. Nucleic Acids Research, 42 (6), 3750–3767. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt1359
  26. Effect of lighting conditions on zebrafish growth and development
    Villamizar, N.; Vera, L. M.; Foulkes, N. S.; Sanchez-Vazquez, F. J.
    2014. Zebrafish, 11, 173–181. doi:10.1089/zeb.2013.0926
  27. Developmental stage-specific regulation of the circadian Clock by Temperature in Zebrafish
    Lahiri, K.; Froehlich, N.; Heyd, A.; Foulkes, N. S.; Vallone, D.
    2014. BioMed Research International, 2014, 930308. doi:10.1155/2014/930308
  28. Differential maturation of rhythmic clock gene expression during early development in medaka (Oryzias latipes)
    Cuesta, I. H.; Lahiri, K.; Lopez-Olmeda, J. F.; Loosli, F.; Foulkes, N. S.; Vallone, D.
    2014. Chronobiology international, 31 (4), 468–478. doi:10.3109/07420528.2013.856316
  29. ERK Signaling Regulates Light-Induced Gene Expression via D-Box Enhancers in a Differential, Wavelength-Dependent Manner
    Mracek, P.; Pagano, C.; Fröhlich, N.; Idda, M. L.; Cuesta, I. H.; Lopez-Olmeda, J. F.; Sánchez-Vázquez, F. J.; Daniela Vallone, D.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2013. PLoS one, 8 (6), Art.Nr. e67858. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067858
  30. Circadian clocks, rhythmic synaptic plasticity and the sleep-wake cycle in zebrafish
    Elbaz, I.; Foulkes, N. S.; Gothilf, Y.; Appelbaum, L.
    2013. Frontiers in neural circuits, 7, 9. doi:10.3389/fncir.2013.00009
  31. Casein kinase 1δ activity: a key element in the zebrafish cricadian timing system
    Smadja-Storz, S.; Tovin, A.; Mracek, P.; Alon, S.; Foulkes, N. S.; Gothilf, Y.
    2013. PLoS One, 8, e54189/1–10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054189
  32. Report of the second European Zebrafish principal investigator meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany, March 21-24, 2012
    Cavodeassi, F.; Del Bene, F.; Fürthauer, M.; Grabner, C.; Herzog, W.; Lehtonen, S.; Linker, C.; Mercader, N.; Mikut, R.; Norton, W.; Strähle, U.; Tiso, N.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2013. Zebrafish, 10 (1), 119–123. doi:10.1089/zeb.2012.0829
  33. Circadian Timing of Injury-Induced Cell Proliferation in Zebrafish
    Idda, M. L.; Kage, E.; Lopez-Olmeda, J. F.; Mracek, P.; Foulkes, N. S.; Vallone, D.
    2012. PLoS one, 7 (3), Art.Nr. e34203. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034203
  34. Systematic identification of rhythmic genes reveals camk1gb as a new element in the circadian clockwork
    Tovin, A.; Alon, S.; Ben-Moshe, Z.; Mracek, P.; Vatine, G.; Foulkes, N. S.; Jacob-Hirsch, J.; Rechavi, G.; Toyama, R.; Coon, S. L.; Klein, D. C.; Eisenberg, E.; Gothilf, Y.
    2012. PLoS Genetics, 8, e1003116/1–11. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003116
  35. Encephalic photoreception and phototactic response in the troglobiont Somalian blind cavefish Phreatichthys andruzzii
    Tarttelin, E. E.; Frigato, E.; Bellingham, J.; Rosa, V. di; Berti, R.; Foulkes, N. S.; Lucas, R. J.; Bertolucci, C.
    2012. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215, 2898–2903. doi:10.1242/jeb.071084
  36. Regulation of per and cry genes reveals a central role for the D-box enhancer in light-dependent gene expression
    Mracek, P.; Santoriello, C.; Idda, M. L.; Pagano, C.; Ben-Moshe, Z.; Gothilf, Y.; Vallone, D.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2012. PLoS One, 7, e51278/1–12. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051278
  37. Circadian clocks: lessons from fish
    Idda, M. L.; Bertolucci, C.; Vallone, D.; Gothilf, Y.; Sanchez-Vazquez, F. J.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2012. The Neurobiology of Circadian Timing Amsterdam. Ed.: A. Kalsbeek, 41–57, Elsevier
  38. The Light Responsive Transcriptome of the Zebrafish: Function and Regulation
    Weger, B. D.; Sahinbas, M.; Otto, G. W.; Mracek, P.; Armant, O.; Dolle, D.; Lahiri, K.; Vallone, D.; Ettwiller, L.; Geisler, R.; Foulkes, N. S.; Dickmeis, T.
    2011. PLoS One, 6 (2), e17080/1–15. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017080
  39. A blind circadian clock in cavefish reveals that opsins mediate peripheral clock photoreception
    Cavallari, N.; Frigato, E.; Vallone, D.; Fröhlich, N.; Lopez-Olmeda, J. F.; Foa, A.; Berti, R.; Sanchez-Vazquez, F. J.; Bertolluci, C.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2011. PLoS biology, 9 (9), e1001142. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001142
  40. It’s time to swim! Zebrafish and the circadian clock
    Vatine, G.; Vallone, D.; Gothilf, Y.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2011. FEBS Letters, 585, 1485–1494. doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2011.04.007
  41. Glucocorticoids and circadian clock control of cell proliferation: At the interface between three dynamic systems
    Dickmeis, T.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2011. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 331, 11–22. doi:10.1016/j.mce.2010.09.001
  42. Multiple par and E4BP4 bZIP transcription factors in zebrafish: diverse spatial and temporal expression patterns
    Ben-Moshe, Z.; Vatine, G.; Alon, S.; Tovin, A.; Mracek, P.; Foulkes, N. S.; Gothilf, Y.
    2010. Chronobiology International, 27, 1509–1531. doi:10.3109/07420528.2010.510229
  43. Cellular signaling and time: links between light, clocks and the cell cycle
    Mracek, P.; Cavallari, N.; Lahiri, K.; Radeva, S.; Vallone, D.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2009. 26th Congress of the European Society of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Innsbruck, A, September 6-9, 2009 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, 154(2009) Suppl.1, (Abstract)
  44. Light directs zebrafish period2 expression via conserved D and E boxes
    Vatine, G.; Vallone, D.; Appelbaum, L.; Mracek, P.; Ben-Moshe, Z.; Lahiri, K.; Gothilf, Y.; Foulkes, N. S.
    2009. Plos Biology, e1000223/1-18, 7. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000223