Degrees & Credentials: BA Biology, Middlebury College; PhD Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Laboratory research on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tissue regeneration in planarian flatworms.
Professional Background: Adjunct professor, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT, 2009; Postdoctoral research, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah School of Medicine, 2004–2010. Awards: Research associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2008–2010; Postdoctoral fellowship, Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research, 2005–2008; Hans Joaquim Prochaska Research Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2004.
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.
Pellettieri, J., and Sánchez Alvarado, A. 2007. Cell turnover and adult tissue homeostasis – from humans to planarians. Annual Reviews in Genetics. 41: 83–105.
Pellettieri, J., Reinke, V., Kim, S.K., 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.
2011 New Hampshire NIH-INBRE Meeting
2009 Apoptosis and Cancer Meeting
2008 National Planarian Meeting (presenter and meeting organizer)
2007 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meeting on Cell Death
2004 Santa Cruz Conference on Developmental Biology
2002 American Society for Cell Biology Meeting