Martinez P, Ballarin L, Ereskovsky AV, Gazave E, Hobmayer B, Manni L, Rottinger E, Sprecher SG, Tiozzo S, Varela-Coelho A, and Rinkevich B. The evolution and diversification of stem cell niche in the animal kingdom. (Submitted)


Chiara Sinigaglia, Alexandre Alie, Stefano Tiozzo. The hazards of regeneration: from Morgan’s legacy to evo-devo. Methods Mol. Biol. (In press.)

Laurel Sky Hiebert, Leandro M. Vieira, Stefano Tiozzo, Carl Simpson, Richard K. Grosberg, Alvaro Migotto, Andre Morandini, Federico D. Brown. From the individual to the colony: marine invertebrates as models to understand levels of biological organization. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 1-7. DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.23044



Zullo L., Bozzo M., Daya A., Di Clemente A., Mancini F., Megighian A., Nesher N., Rottinger E., Shomrat T., Tiozzo S., Zullo A., Candiani S. The diversity of muscles and their regenerative potential across animals. Cells (2020) 9:1925.

L. B. Geyer, K. S. Zigler, S. Tiozzo, H. A. Lessios. Slow evolution under purifying selection in the gamete recognition protein bindin of the sea urchin genus Diadema. Sci. Rep. (2020) 10:9834

Laurel Hiebert, Carl Simpson, Stefano Tiozzo. Coloniality, clonality and modularity in animals: the elephant in the room. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2020 Apr 19

Alexandre Alié , Laurel Hiebert, Marta Scelzo, Stefano Tiozzo. The eventful history of non-embryonic development in colonial Tunicates. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2020 Mar 19. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22940.


Juan Jiménez, Isadora Santos de Abreu, Silvana Allodi, Cintia M. de Barros, Stefano Tiozzo, Federico D. Brown. Putative stem cells in the hemolymph and in the intestinal submucosa of the solitary.ascidian Styela plicata. EvoDevo 2019 (accepted)  

Marta Scelzo, Alexandre Alie, Francesco Mastrototaro, Sonia Lotito, Federico Brown, Stefano Tiozzo. Characterization of a novel mode of asexual development in the colonial ascidian Polyandrocarpa zorritiensis. EvoDevo 2019 Apr 3;10:7. doi: 10.1186/s13227-019-0121-x.

Laurel Sky Hiebert, Edson A. Vieira, Gustavo M. Dias, Stefano Tiozzo, Federico D. Brown. Colonial ascidians strongly preyed upon, yet dominate the substrate in a tropical fouling community. Proc Biol Sci. 2019 Mar 7;286(1899):20190396.

Maria Mandela Prünster, Lorenzo Ricci, Federico Brown, Stefano Tiozzo. Modular co−option of cardiopharyngeal genes during non−embryonic myogenesis. Evodevo. 2019 Mar 5;10:3. doi: 10.1186/s13227-019-0116-7. eCollection 2019.


Maria Mandela Prünster, Lorenzo Ricci, Federico Brown, Stefano Tiozzo. De novo neurogenesis in a budding chordate: Co−option of larval anteroposterior patterning genes in a transitory neurogenic organ. Dev. Biol. 2018 Oct 25. pii: S0012-1606(17)30887-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2018.10.009.  

Alexandre Alié , Laurel S Hiebert, Paul Simion , Marta Scelzo, Maria Mandela Prünster, Sonia Lotito, Frederic Delsuc , Emmanuel JP Douzery, Cristelle Dantec, Patrick Lemaire , Sebastien Darras, Kazuo Kawamura, Federocp D Brown, Stefano Tiozzo. Convergent Acquisition of Nonembryonic Development in Styelid Ascidians. Mol Biol Evol. 2018 1;35(7):1728−1743. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msy068.


Alberto Valero-Gracia, Rita Marino, Fabio Crocetta, Valeria Nittoli, Stefano Tiozzo, Paolo Sordino. Comparative localization of 5HT serotonin receptors in Thaliacea informs tunicate phylogeny. Front. Zool. In press  

Lorenzo Ricci*, Ankita Chaurasia*, Pascal Lapebie, Philippe Dru, Rebecca R Helm, Richard R Copley, Stefano Tiozzo. Identification of differentialle expressed genes in multipotent epithelia: transcriptomic landscape of an asexual developmental onset. *equal contribution  Sci. Rep. 2016 6;6:27357.  

Lorenzo Ricci, Fabien Cabrera, Sonia Lotito, Stefano Tiozzo.Conservation of germ layers specification domains during asexual and regenerative  development. Dev. Biol. 2016 1;416(1): 235-48



Stefano Tiozzo, Richard R. Copley. Reconsidering regeneration in metazoans: an evo-devo approach. Front Ecol Evol. June 2015 (pdf)  


Alessandro Di Maio, Leah Setar, Anthony W. De Tomaso, Stefano Tiozzo. Wnt effects symmetry and morphogenesis during post-embryonic development in colonial chordates. EvoDevo 1;6:17


Rebecca R Helm, Stefano Tiozzo, Martin K S Lilley, Fabien Lombard and Casey W Dunn. Comparative muscle development of jellyfish (Scyphozoa) with simple and complex life cycles. EvoDevo 2015 Apr 17;6:11. doi: 10.1186/s13227-015-0005-7.


Lucia Manni, Fabio Gasparini, Kohji Hotta, Katherine J. Ishizuka J, Lorenzo Ricci, Stefano Tiozzo, Ayelet Voskoboynik, Delphine Dauga. Ontology for the asexual development and anatomy of the colonial chordate Botryllus schlosseri. Plos ONE May 2014 1;9(5):e96434.  

Auxane Buresi, Roger P. Croll, Stefano Tiozzo, Laure Bonnaud, Sébastien Baratte. Emergence of sensory structures in the developing epidermis in Sepia officinalis and other coleoid cephalopods. J.Comp. Neur 2014 Feb 18.


Robert Lauzon, Catherine Castagna, Louis Kerr, Stefano Tiozzo. Phagocyte dynamics in a highly regenerative urochordate: insights into development and host defense Dev. Biol. 2013 Feb 15;374(2):357-73.


AnnetteHellbach, Stefano Tiozzo, Jungho Ohn, Michael Liebling, Anthony W. De Tomaso. Characterization of HCN2 and its cardiac function in a colonial ascidian. J. Exp. Zool. Part A 2011.(pdf)   

UlrichKuern*, Snjezana Rendulic*,Stefano Tiozzo*, Robert Lauzon. Asexual propagation and regeneration in colonial ascidians.Biol Bull. 2011 Aug;221(1):43-61.*equal contribution  



Kaz Kawamura*, Stefano Tiozzo*, Lucia Manni*, Takeshi Sunanaga*, Paolo Burighel*, Anthony W. De Tomaso*. A harmony of lineage stringency and flexibility in ascidian germline cell development.Dev. Dyn.2011*equal contribution