Massimo Vergassola

Title(s)Adjunct Professor, Physics
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La Jolla CA 92093
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    1. Sector search strategies for odor trail tracking. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Jan 04; 119(1). Reddy G, Shraiman BI, Vergassola M. PMID: 34983837.
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    2. A Suite of Neurophotonic Tools to Underpin the Contribution of Internal Brain States in fMRI. Curr Opin Biomed Eng. 2021 Jun; 18. Mächler P, Broggini T, Mateo C, Thunemann M, Fomin-Thunemann N, Doran PR, Sencan I, Kilic K, Desjardins M, Uhlirova H, Yaseen MA, Boas DA, Linninger AA, Vergassola M, Yu X, Lewis LD, Polimeni JR, Rosen BR, Sakadžic S, Buxton RB, Lauritzen M, Kleinfeld D, Devor A. PMID: 33959688; PMCID: PMC8095678.
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    3. A mechanism for hunchback promoters to readout morphogenetic positional information in less than a minute. Elife. 2020 07 29; 9. Desponds J, Vergassola M, Walczak AM. PMID: 32723476; PMCID: PMC7428309.
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    4. Antagonistic odor interactions in olfactory sensory neurons are widespread in freely breathing mice. Nat Commun. 2020 07 03; 11(1):3350. Zak JD, Reddy G, Vergassola M, Murthy VN. PMID: 32620767; PMCID: PMC7335155.
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    5. Odorant Receptor Inhibition Is Fundamental to Odor Encoding. Curr Biol. 2020 07 06; 30(13):2574-2587.e6. Pfister P, Smith BC, Evans BJ, Brann JH, Trimmer C, Sheikh M, Arroyave R, Reddy G, Jeong HY, Raps DA, Peterlin Z, Vergassola M, Rogers ME. PMID: 32470365.
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    6. Chemotaxis as a navigation strategy to boost range expansion. Nature. 2019 11; 575(7784):658-663. Cremer J, Honda T, Tang Y, Wong-Ng J, Vergassola M, Hwa T. PMID: 31695195; PMCID: PMC6883170.
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    7. Progressive recruitment of distal MEC-4 channels determines touch response strength in C. elegans. J Gen Physiol. 2019 10 07; 151(10):1213-1230. Katta S, Sanzeni A, Das A, Vergassola M, Goodman MB. PMID: 31533952; PMCID: PMC6785734.
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    8. Somatosensory neurons integrate the geometry of skin deformation and mechanotransduction channels to shape touch sensing. Elife. 2019 08 13; 8. Sanzeni A, Katta S, Petzold B, Pruitt BL, Goodman MB, Vergassola M. PMID: 31407662; PMCID: PMC6692131.
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    9. Self-Organized Nuclear Positioning Synchronizes the Cell Cycle in Drosophila Embryos. Cell. 2019 05 02; 177(4):925-941.e17. Deneke VE, Puliafito A, Krueger D, Narla AV, De Simone A, Primo L, Vergassola M, De Renzis S, Di Talia S. PMID: 30982601; PMCID: PMC6499673.
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    10. Glider soaring via reinforcement learning in the field. Nature. 2018 10; 562(7726):236-239. Reddy G, Wong-Ng J, Celani A, Sejnowski TJ, Vergassola M. PMID: 30232456.
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    11. Antagonism in olfactory receptor neurons and its implications for the perception of odor mixtures. Elife. 2018 04 24; 7. Reddy G, Zak JD, Vergassola M, Murthy VN. PMID: 29687778; PMCID: PMC5915184.
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    12. Mitotic waves in the early embryogenesis of Drosophila: Bistability traded for speed. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 03 06; 115(10):E2165-E2174. Vergassola M, Deneke VE, Di Talia S. PMID: 29449348; PMCID: PMC5878005.
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    13. Exploring the function of bacterial chemotaxis. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2018 10; 45:16-21. Wong-Ng J, Celani A, Vergassola M. PMID: 29453124.
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    14. Cell-Size Control and Homeostasis in Bacteria. Curr Biol. 2017 05 08; 27(9):1392. Taheri-Araghi S, Bradde S, Sauls JT, Hill NS, Levin PA, Paulsson J, Vergassola M, Jun S. PMID: 28486111; PMCID: PMC5501259.
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    15. Complete coverage of space favors modularity of the grid system in the brain. Phys Rev E. 2016 Dec; 94(6-1):062409. Sanzeni A, Balasubramanian V, Tiana G, Vergassola M. PMID: 28085304.
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    16. Waves of Cdk1 Activity in S Phase Synchronize the Cell Cycle in Drosophila Embryos. Dev Cell. 2016 08 22; 38(4):399-412. Deneke VE, Melbinger A, Vergassola M, Di Talia S. PMID: 27554859; PMCID: PMC4999262.
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    17. Learning to soar in turbulent environments. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 08 16; 113(33):E4877-84. Reddy G, Celani A, Sejnowski TJ, Vergassola M. PMID: 27482099; PMCID: PMC4995969.
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    18. The Role of Adaptation in Bacterial Speed Races. PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 06; 12(6):e1004974. Wong-Ng J, Melbinger A, Celani A, Vergassola M. PMID: 27257812; PMCID: PMC4892596.
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    19. Tissue mechanics govern the rapidly adapting and symmetrical response to touch. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 15; 112(50):E6955-63. Eastwood AL, Sanzeni A, Petzold BC, Park SJ, Vergassola M, Pruitt BL, Goodman MB. PMID: 26627717; PMCID: PMC4687575.
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    20. The Impact of Environmental Fluctuations on Evolutionary Fitness Functions. Sci Rep. 2015 Oct 19; 5:15211. Melbinger A, Vergassola M. PMID: 26477392; PMCID: PMC4609966.
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    21. T Cells Integrate Local and Global Cues to Discriminate between Structurally Similar Antigens. Cell Rep. 2015 May 26; 11(8):1208-19. Voisinne G, Nixon BG, Melbinger A, Gasteiger G, Vergassola M, Altan-Bonnet G. PMID: 26004178; PMCID: PMC4516668.
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    22. Cell-size control and homeostasis in bacteria. Curr Biol. 2015 Feb 02; 25(3):385-391. Taheri-Araghi S, Bradde S, Sauls JT, Hill NS, Levin PA, Paulsson J, Vergassola M, Jun S. PMID: 25544609; PMCID: PMC4323405.
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    23. Decisions on the fly in cellular sensory systems. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Sep 24; 110(39):E3704-12. Siggia ED, Vergassola M. PMID: 24019464; PMCID: PMC3785727.
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    24. Phenotypic model for early T-cell activation displaying sensitivity, specificity, and antagonism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 05; 110(10):E888-97. François P, Voisinne G, Siggia ED, Altan-Bonnet G, Vergassola M. PMID: 23431198; PMCID: PMC3593884.
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    25. Nonlinearity, fluctuations, and response in sensory systems. Phys Rev Lett. 2012 Jun 22; 108(25):258102. Celani A, Vergassola M. PMID: 23004663.
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    26. Noninvasive inference of the molecular chemotactic response using bacterial trajectories. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jan 31; 109(5):1802-7. Masson JB, Voisinne G, Wong-Ng J, Celani A, Vergassola M. PMID: 22307649; PMCID: PMC3277171.
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    27. Phase transitions in the distribution of bipartite entanglement of a random pure state. Phys Rev Lett. 2010 Mar 19; 104(11):110501. Nadal C, Majumdar SN, Vergassola M. PMID: 20366459.
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    28. Bacterial strategies for chemotaxis response. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jan 26; 107(4):1391-6. Celani A, Vergassola M. PMID: 20080704; PMCID: PMC2824349.
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    29. Repulsion and metabolic switches in the collective behavior of bacterial colonies. Biophys J. 2009 Aug 05; 97(3):688-98. Sekowska A, Masson JB, Celani A, Danchin A, Vergassola M. PMID: 19651027; PMCID: PMC2718178.
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    30. The Listeria transcriptional landscape from saprophytism to virulence. Nature. 2009 Jun 18; 459(7249):950-6. Toledo-Arana A, Dussurget O, Nikitas G, Sesto N, Guet-Revillet H, Balestrino D, Loh E, Gripenland J, Tiensuu T, Vaitkevicius K, Barthelemy M, Vergassola M, Nahori MA, Soubigou G, Régnault B, Coppée JY, Lecuit M, Johansson J, Cossart P. PMID: 19448609.
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    31. Large deviations of the maximum eigenvalue for wishart and Gaussian random matrices. Phys Rev Lett. 2009 Feb 13; 102(6):060601. Majumdar SN, Vergassola M. PMID: 19257572.
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    32. Inferring maps of forces inside cell membrane microdomains. Phys Rev Lett. 2009 Jan 30; 102(4):048103. Masson JB, Casanova D, Türkcan S, Voisinne G, Popoff MR, Vergassola M, Alexandrou A. PMID: 19257479.
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    33. Message-passing algorithms for the prediction of protein domain interactions from protein-protein interaction data. Bioinformatics. 2008 Sep 15; 24(18):2064-70. Iqbal M, Freitas AA, Johnson CG, Vergassola M. PMID: 18641010.
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    34. Causes for the intriguing presence of tRNAs in phages. Genome Res. 2007 Oct; 17(10):1486-95. Bailly-Bechet M, Vergassola M, Rocha E. PMID: 17785533; PMCID: PMC1987346.
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    35. Transcription factor concentrations versus binding site affinities in the yeast S. cerevisiae. Phys Biol. 2007 Jun 22; 4(2):134-43. Aurell E, d'Hérouël AF, Malmnäs C, Vergassola M. PMID: 17664657.
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    36. Identification of new noncoding RNAs in Listeria monocytogenes and prediction of mRNA targets. Nucleic Acids Res. 2007; 35(3):962-74. Mandin P, Repoila F, Vergassola M, Geissmann T, Cossart P. PMID: 17259222; PMCID: PMC1807966.
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    37. 'Infotaxis' as a strategy for searching without gradients. Nature. 2007 Jan 25; 445(7126):406-9. Vergassola M, Villermaux E, Shraiman BI. PMID: 17251974.
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    38. Codon usage domains over bacterial chromosomes. PLoS Comput Biol. 2006 Apr; 2(4):e37. Bailly-Bechet M, Danchin A, Iqbal M, Marsili M, Vergassola M. PMID: 16683018; PMCID: PMC1447655.
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    39. Highly variable rates of genome rearrangements between hemiascomycetous yeast lineages. PLoS Genet. 2006 Mar; 2(3):e32. Fischer G, Rocha EP, Brunet F, Vergassola M, Dujon B. PMID: 16532063; PMCID: PMC1391921.
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    40. VirR, a response regulator critical for Listeria monocytogenes virulence. Mol Microbiol. 2005 Sep; 57(5):1367-80. Mandin P, Fsihi H, Dussurget O, Vergassola M, Milohanic E, Toledo-Arana A, Lasa I, Johansson J, Cossart P. PMID: 16102006.
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    41. Cooperative evolution in protein complexes of yeast from comparative analyses of its interaction network. Proteomics. 2005 Aug; 5(12):3116-9. Vergassola M, Vespignani A, Dujon B. PMID: 16035114.
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    42. An evolutionary and functional assessment of regulatory network motifs. Genome Biol. 2005; 6(4):R35. Mazurie A, Bottani S, Vergassola M. PMID: 15833122; PMCID: PMC1088963.
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    43. CovS/CovR of group B streptococcus: a two-component global regulatory system involved in virulence. Mol Microbiol. 2004 Dec; 54(5):1250-68. Lamy MC, Zouine M, Fert J, Vergassola M, Couve E, Pellegrini E, Glaser P, Kunst F, Msadek T, Trieu-Cuot P, Poyart C. PMID: 15554966.
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    44. DNA macroarray for identification and typing of Staphylococcus aureus isolates. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 May; 42(5):2054-64. Trad S, Allignet J, Frangeul L, Davi M, Vergassola M, Couve E, Morvan A, Kechrid A, Buchrieser C, Glaser P, El-Solh N. PMID: 15131170; PMCID: PMC404631.
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    45. Active versus passive scalar turbulence. Phys Rev Lett. 2002 Dec 02; 89(23):234502. Celani A, Cencini M, Mazzino A, Vergassola M. PMID: 12485012.
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    46. Computational detection of genomic cis-regulatory modules applied to body patterning in the early Drosophila embryo. BMC Bioinformatics. 2002 Oct 24; 3:30. Rajewsky N, Vergassola M, Gaul U, Siggia ED. PMID: 12398796; PMCID: PMC139975.
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    47. Intermittency in two-dimensional Ekman-Navier-Stokes turbulence. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2002 Aug; 66(2 Pt 2):026304. Boffetta G, Celani A, Musacchio S, Vergassola M. PMID: 12241282.
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    48. Scaling and universality in turbulent convection. Phys Rev Lett. 2002 Feb 04; 88(5):054503. Celani A, Matsumoto T, Mazzino A, Vergassola M. PMID: 11863733.
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    49. Statistical conservation laws in turbulent transport. Phys Rev Lett. 2001 Oct 15; 87(16):164502. Arad I, Biferale L, Celani A, Procaccia I, Vergassola M. PMID: 11690207.
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    50. Universal decay of scalar turbulence. Phys Rev Lett. 2001 Mar 12; 86(11):2305-8. Chaves M, Eyink G, Frisch U, Vergassola M. PMID: 11289915.
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    51. Statistical geometry in scalar turbulence. Phys Rev Lett. 2001 Jan 15; 86(3):424-7. Celani A, Vergassola M. PMID: 11177846.
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