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    Michael Safaee, MD

    TitleResident Physician
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeurological Surgery
    Address505 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco CA 94117
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      David Geffen School of Medicine2014Alpha Omega Alpha
      David Geffen School of Medicine2014Gerald Levey Leadership Award
      University of California, San Francisco2011 - 2012Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship
      UCLA Alumni Association2008Distinguished Senior Award
      University of California, Los Angeles2008Phi Beta Kappa
      University of California, Los Angeles2008Highest Departmental Honors
      University of California, Los Angeles2008Chancellor's Service Award
      University of California, Los Angeles2007Rose and Sam Gilbert Scholarship
      University of California, Los Angeles2004 - 2008Dean's Honors List
      University of California, Los Angeles2004 - 2008College Honors Program
      University of California, Los Angeles2004 - 2008Regents Scholarship

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      1. Choy W, Lagman C, Lee SJ, Bui TT, Safaee M, Yang I. Impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Pathogenesis and Outcome of Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme. Brain Tumor Res Treat. 2016 Oct; 4(2):77-86. PMID: 27867916.
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      2. Winkler EA, Birk H, Safaee M, Yue JK, Burke JF, Viner JA, Pekmezci M, Perry A, Aghi MK, Berger MS, McDermott MW. Surgical resection of fourth ventricular ependymomas: case series and technical nuances. J Neurooncol. 2016 Nov; 130(2):341-349. PMID: 27778210.
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      3. Safaee M, Burke J, McDermott MW. Techniques for the Application of Stereotactic Head Frames Based on a 25-Year Experience. Cureus. 2016; 8(3):e543. PMID: 27158573.
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      4. Safaee MM, Blevins L, Liverman CS, Theodosopoulos PV. Abscess Formation in a Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenoma. World Neurosurg. 2016 Jun; 90:703.e15-8. PMID: 26944883.
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      5. Safaee M, Oh T, Barbaro NM, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Weinstein PR, Tihan T, Ames CP. Results of Spinal Fusion After Spinal Nerve Sheath Tumor Resection. World Neurosurg. 2016 Jun; 90:6-13. PMID: 26802866.
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      6. Iorgulescu JB, Ivan ME, Safaee M, Parsa AT. The limited capacity of malignant glioma-derived exosomes to suppress peripheral immune effectors. J Neuroimmunol. 2016 Jan 15; 290:103-8. PMID: 26711578.
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      7. Clark AJ, Safaee M, Chou D, Weinstein PR, Molinaro AM, Clark JP, Mummaneni PV. Comparative Sensitivity of Intraoperative Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring in Predicting Postoperative Neurologic Deficits: Nondegenerative versus Degenerative Myelopathy. Global Spine J. 2016 Aug; 6(5):452-8. PMID: 27433429.
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      8. Safaee M, Parsa AT, Barbaro NM, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Weinstein PR, Tihan T, Ames CP. Association of tumor location, extent of resection, and ncurofibromatosis status with clinical outcomes for 221 spinal nerve sheath tumors. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Aug; 39(2):E5. PMID: 26235022.
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      9. Sun MZ, Oh T, Ivan ME, Clark AJ, Safaee M, Sayegh ET, Kaur G, Parsa AT, Bloch O. Survival impact of time to initiation of chemoradiotherapy after resection of newly diagnosed glioblastoma. J Neurosurg. 2015 May; 122(5):1144-50. PMID: 25768833.
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      10. Osorio JA, Clark AJ, Safaee M, Tate MC, Aghi MK, Parsa A, McDermott MW. Intraoperative Conversion from Endoscopic to Open Transcortical-Transventricular Removal of Colloid Cysts as a Salvage Procedure. Cureus. 2015 Feb; 7(2):e247. PMID: 26180671; PMCID: PMC4494539.
      11. Clark AJ, Safaee M, Oh T, Ivan ME, Parimi V, Hashizume R, Ozawa T, James CD, Bloch O, Parsa AT. Stable luciferase expression does not alter immunologic or in vivo growth properties of GL261 murine glioma cells. J Transl Med. 2014; 12:345. PMID: 25464980; PMCID: PMC4258256.
      12. Ivan ME, Safaee M, Oh T, Clark AJ, Sun MZ, Kim J, Bloch O, Jahangiri A, Phillips JJ, Aghi MK, Parsa AT. Epidermal growth factor-like module containing mucin-like hormone receptor 2 expression in gliomas. J Neurooncol. 2015 Jan; 121(1):53-61. PMID: 25200831.
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      13. Sun MZ, Ivan ME, Oh MC, Delance AR, Clark AJ, Safaee M, Oh T, Kaur G, Molinaro A, Gupta N, Parsa AT. Effects of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation on overall survival in children with choroid plexus carcinoma. J Neurooncol. 2014 Nov; 120(2):353-60. PMID: 25106865.
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      14. Oh T, Rutkowski MJ, Safaee M, Sun MZ, Sayegh ET, Bloch O, Tihan T, Parsa AT. Survival outcomes of giant cell glioblastoma: institutional experience in the management of 20 patients. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Dec; 21(12):2129-34. PMID: 25037316.
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      15. Safaee M, Oh T, Sun MZ, Parsa AT, McDermott MW, El-Sayed IH, Bloch O. Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the temporomandibular joint with intracranial extension: A case series and systematic review. Head Neck. 2015 Aug; 37(8):1213-24. PMID: 24764167.
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      16. Everson RG, Jin RM, Wang X, Safaee M, Scharnweber R, Lisiero DN, Soto H, Liau LM, Prins RM. Cytokine responsiveness of CD8(+) T cells is a reproducible biomarker for the clinical efficacy of dendritic cell vaccination in glioblastoma patients. J Immunother Cancer. 2014; 2:10. PMID: 24883189; PMCID: PMC4039989.
      17. Sparrey CJ, Bailey JF, Safaee M, Clark AJ, Lafage V, Schwab F, Smith JS, Ames CP. Etiology of lumbar lordosis and its pathophysiology: a review of the evolution of lumbar lordosis, and the mechanics and biology of lumbar degeneration. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May; 36(5):E1. PMID: 24785474.
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      18. Oh T, Fakurnejad S, Sayegh ET, Clark AJ, Ivan ME, Sun MZ, Safaee M, Bloch O, James CD, Parsa AT. Immunocompetent murine models for the study of glioblastoma immunotherapy. J Transl Med. 2014; 12:107. PMID: 24779345; PMCID: PMC4012243.
      19. Safaee M, Ivan ME, Oh MC, Oh T, Sayegh ET, Kaur G, Sun MZ, Bloch O, Parsa AT. The role of epidermal growth factor-like module containing mucin-like hormone receptor 2 in human cancers. Oncol Rev. 2014 Mar 17; 8(1):242. PMID: 25992231; PMCID: PMC4419612.
      20. Safaee M, Oh MC, Mummaneni PV, Weinstein PR, Ames CP, Chou D, Berger MS, Parsa AT, Gupta N. Surgical outcomes in spinal cord ependymomas and the importance of extent of resection in children and young adults. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Apr; 13(4):393-9. PMID: 24506340.
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      21. Safaee M, Sun MZ, Oh T, Aghi MK, Berger MS, McDermott MW, Parsa AT, Bloch O. Use of thrombin-based hemostatic matrix during meningioma resection: a potential risk factor for perioperative thromboembolic events. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Apr; 119:116-20. PMID: 24635939.
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      22. Oh T, Safaee M, Sun MZ, Garcia RM, McDermott MW, Parsa AT, Bloch O. Surgical risk factors for post-operative pneumonia following meningioma resection. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Mar; 118:76-9. PMID: 24529234.
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      23. Oh T, Ivan ME, Sun MZ, Safaee M, Fakurnejad S, Clark AJ, Sayegh ET, Bloch O, Parsa AT. PI3K pathway inhibitors: potential prospects as adjuncts to vaccine immunotherapy for glioblastoma. Immunotherapy. 2014; 6(6):737-53. PMID: 25186604; PMCID: PMC4580256.
      24. Sun MZ, Ivan ME, Clark AJ, Oh MC, Delance AR, Oh T, Safaee M, Kaur G, Bloch O, Molinaro A, Gupta N, Parsa AT. Gross total resection improves overall survival in children with choroid plexus carcinoma. J Neurooncol. 2014 Jan; 116(1):179-85. PMID: 24166581.
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      25. Sun MZ, Oh MC, Ivan ME, Kaur G, Safaee M, Kim JM, Phillips JJ, Auguste KI, Parsa AT. Current management of choroid plexus carcinomas. Neurosurg Rev. 2014 Apr; 37(2):179-92; discussion 192. PMID: 24068529.
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      26. Feldman WB, Clark AJ, Safaee M, Ames CP, Parsa AT. Tumor control after surgery for spinal myxopapillary ependymomas: distinct outcomes in adults versus children: a systematic review. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Oct; 19(4):471-6. PMID: 23971762.
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      27. Safaee M, Clark AJ, Ivan ME, Oh MC, Bloch O, Sun MZ, Oh T, Parsa AT. CD97 is a multifunctional leukocyte receptor with distinct roles in human cancers (Review). Int J Oncol. 2013 Nov; 43(5):1343-50. PMID: 23969601.
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      28. Sun MZ, Kim JM, Oh MC, Safaee M, Kaur G, Clark AJ, Bloch O, Ivan ME, Kaur R, Oh T, Fouse SD, Phillips JJ, Berger MS, Parsa AT. Na?/K?-ATPase ß2-subunit (AMOG) expression abrogates invasion of glioblastoma-derived brain tumor-initiating cells. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Nov; 15(11):1518-31. PMID: 23887941; PMCID: PMC3813412.
      29. Clark AJ, Ziewacz JE, Safaee M, Lau D, Lyon R, Chou D, Weinstein PR, Ames CP, Clark JP, Mummaneni PV. Intraoperative neuromonitoring with MEPs and prediction of postoperative neurological deficits in patients undergoing surgery for cervical and cervicothoracic myelopathy. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jul; 35(1):E7. PMID: 23815252.
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      30. DeLance AR, Safaee M, Oh MC, Clark AJ, Kaur G, Sun MZ, Bollen AW, Phillips JJ, Parsa AT. Tuberculoma of the central nervous system. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1333-41. PMID: 23768968.
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      31. Oh MC, Tarapore PE, Kim JM, Sun MZ, Safaee M, Kaur G, Aranda DM, Parsa AT. Spinal ependymomas: benefits of extent of resection for different histological grades. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1390-7. PMID: 23768966; PMCID: PMC4067248.
      32. Safaee M, Clark AJ, Tihan T, Parsa AT, Bloch O. Falcine and parasagittal chondrosarcomas. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Sep; 20(9):1232-6. PMID: 23759737.
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      33. Bloch O, Safaee M, Sun MZ, Butowski NA, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Aghi MK, Parsa AT. Disseminated progression of glioblastoma after treatment with bevacizumab. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Sep; 115(9):1795-801. PMID: 23706614.
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      34. Kaur G, Kim J, Kaur R, Tan I, Bloch O, Sun MZ, Safaee M, Oh MC, Sughrue M, Phillips J, Parsa AT. G-protein coupled receptor kinase (GRK)-5 regulates proliferation of glioblastoma-derived stem cells. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Jul; 20(7):1014-8. PMID: 23693024.
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      35. Safaee M, Oh MC, Kim JM, Aranda D, Tarapore PE, Cage TA, Gupta N, Parsa AT. Histologic grade and extent of resection are associated with survival in pediatric spinal cord ependymomas. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Nov; 29(11):2057-64. PMID: 23677177.
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      36. Safaee M, Clark AJ, Oh MC, Ivan ME, Bloch O, Kaur G, Sun MZ, Kim JM, Oh T, Berger MS, Parsa AT. Overexpression of CD97 confers an invasive phenotype in glioblastoma cells and is associated with decreased survival of glioblastoma patients. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e62765. PMID: 23658650; PMCID: PMC3637305.
      37. Safaee M, Oh MC, Sughrue ME, Delance AR, Bloch O, Sun M, Kaur G, Molinaro AM, Parsa AT. The relative patient benefit of gross total resection in adult choroid plexus papillomas. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Jun; 20(6):808-12. PMID: 23623658.
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      38. Bloch O, Crane CA, Kaur R, Safaee M, Rutkowski MJ, Parsa AT. Gliomas promote immunosuppression through induction of B7-H1 expression in tumor-associated macrophages. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Jun 15; 19(12):3165-75. PMID: 23613317; PMCID: PMC3742575.
      39. Safaee M, Clark AJ, Bloch O, Oh MC, Singh A, Auguste KI, Gupta N, McDermott MW, Aghi MK, Berger MS, Parsa AT. Surgical outcomes in choroid plexus papillomas: an institutional experience. J Neurooncol. 2013 May; 113(1):117-25. PMID: 23468001.
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      40. Oh MC, Kim JM, Kaur G, Safaee M, Sun MZ, Singh A, Aranda D, Molinaro AM, Parsa AT. Prognosis by tumor location in adults with spinal ependymomas. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Mar; 18(3):226-35. PMID: 23311515.
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      41. Kaur G, Kane AJ, Sughrue ME, Madden M, Oh MC, Sun MZ, Safaee M, El-Sayed I, Aghi M, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Parsa AT. The prognostic implications of Hyam's subtype for patients with Kadish stage C esthesioneuroblastoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Feb; 20(2):281-6. PMID: 23266076; PMCID: PMC3795510.
      42. Oh MC, Sayegh ET, Safaee M, Sun MZ, Kaur G, Kim JM, Aranda D, Molinaro AM, Gupta N, Parsa AT. Prognosis by tumor location for pediatric spinal cord ependymomas. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Mar; 11(3):282-8. PMID: 23259510.
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      43. Oh MC, Ivan ME, Sun MZ, Kaur G, Safaee M, Kim JM, Sayegh ET, Aranda D, Parsa AT. Adjuvant radiotherapy delays recurrence following subtotal resection of spinal cord ependymomas. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Feb; 15(2):208-15. PMID: 23229996; PMCID: PMC3548580.
      44. Safaee M, Oh MC, Bloch O, Sun MZ, Kaur G, Auguste KI, Tihan T, Parsa AT. Choroid plexus papillomas: advances in molecular biology and understanding of tumorigenesis. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Mar; 15(3):255-67. PMID: 23172371; PMCID: PMC3578480.
      45. Kaur G, Kane AJ, Sughrue ME, Oh M, Safaee M, Sun M, Tihan T, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Parsa AT. MIB-1 labeling index predicts recurrence in intraventricular central neurocytomas. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Jan; 20(1):89-93. PMID: 23137668; PMCID: PMC3795507.
      46. Oh MC, Kim JM, Safaee M, Kaur G, Sun MZ, Kaur R, Celli A, Mauro TM, Parsa AT. Overexpression of calcium-permeable glutamate receptors in glioblastoma derived brain tumor initiating cells. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e47846. PMID: 23110111; PMCID: PMC3479115.
      47. Sun MZ, Oh MC, Safaee M, Kaur G, Parsa AT. Neuroanatomical correlation of the House-Brackmann grading system in the microsurgical treatment of vestibular schwannoma. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Sep; 33(3):E7. PMID: 22937858.
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      48. Fong B, Jin R, Wang X, Safaee M, Lisiero DN, Yang I, Li G, Liau LM, Prins RM. Monitoring of regulatory T cell frequencies and expression of CTLA-4 on T cells, before and after DC vaccination, can predict survival in GBM patients. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e32614. PMID: 22485134; PMCID: PMC3317661.
      49. Hauptman JS, Barkhoudarian G, Safaee M, Gorgulho A, Tenn S, Agazaryan N, Selch M, De Salles AA. Challenges in linear accelerator radiotherapy for chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the skull base: focus on complications. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jun 1; 83(2):542-51. PMID: 22137019.
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      50. Nagasawa D, Yew A, Safaee M, Fong B, Gopen Q, Parsa AT, Yang I. Clinical characteristics and diagnostic imaging of epidermoid tumors. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Sep; 18(9):1158-62. PMID: 21742503.
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      51. Kim W, Choy W, Dye J, Nagasawa D, Safaee M, Fong B, Yang I. The tumor biology and molecular characteristics of medulloblastoma identifying prognostic factors associated with survival outcomes and prognosis. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Jul; 18(7):886-90. PMID: 21640908.
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      52. Hauptman JS, Safaee M. From the bench to the bedside: Spinal cord regeneration, niacin for stroke, magnetic nanoparticles, stimulation for epilepsy, role of galanins in epilepsy, functions of the supramarginal gyri, and the role of inflammation in postoperative cognitive disturbances. Surg Neurol Int. 2010; 1:66. PMID: 21125011; PMCID: PMC2980907.
      53. Call GB, Olson JM, Chen J, Villarasa N, Ngo KT, Yabroff AM, Cokus S, Pellegrini M, Bibikova E, Bui C, Cespedes A, Chan C, Chan S, Cheema AK, Chhabra A, Chitsazzadeh V, Do MT, Fang QA, Folick A, Goodstein GL, Huang CR, Hung T, Kim E, Kim W, Kim Y, Kohan E, Kuoy E, Kwak R, Lee E, Lee J, Lin H, Liu HC, Moroz T, Prasad T, Prashad SL, Patananan AN, Rangel A, Rosselli D, Sidhu S, Sitz D, Taber CE, Tan J, Topp K, Tran P, Tran QM, Unkovic M, Wells M, Wickland J, Yackle K, Yavari A, Zaretsky JM, Allen CM, Alli L, An J, Anwar A, Arevalo S, Ayoub D, Badal SS, Baghdanian A, Baghdanian AH, Baumann SA, Becerra VN, Chan HJ, Chang AE, Cheng XA, Chin M, Chong F, Crisostomo C, Datta S, Delosreyes A, Diep F, Ekanayake P, Engeln M, Evers E, Farshidi F, Fischer K, Formanes AJ, Gong J, Gupta R, Haas BE, Hahm V, Hsieh M, Hui JZ, Iao ML, Jin SD, Kim AY, Kim LS, King M, Knudsen-Robbins C, Kohanchi D, Kovshilovskaya B, Ku A, Kung RW, Landig ME, Latterman SS, Lauw SS, Lee DS, Lee JS, Lei KC, Leung LL, Lerner R, Lin JY, Lin K, Lim BC, Lui CP, Liu TQ, Luong V, Makshanoff J, Mei AC, Meza M, Mikhaeil YA, Moarefi M, Nguyen LH, Pai SS, Pandya M, Patel AR, Picard PD, Safaee MM, Salame C, Sanchez C, Sanchez N, Seifert CC, Shah A, Shilgevorkyan OH, Singh I, Soma V, Song JJ, Srivastava N, StaAna JL, Sun C, Tan D, Teruya AS, Tikia R, Tran T, Travis EG, Trinh JD, Vo D, Walsh T, Wong RS, Wu K, Wu YW, Yang NX, Yeranosian M, Yu JS, Zhou JJ, Zhu RX, Abrams A, Abramson A, Amado L, Anderson J, Bashour K, Beyer E, Bookatz A, Brewer S, Buu N, Calvillo S, Cao J, Chan A, Chan J, Chang A, Chang D, Chang Y, Chen Y, Choi J, Chou J, Dang P, Datta S, Davarifar A, Deravanesian A, Desai P, Fabrikant J, Farnad S, Fu K, Garcia E, Garrone N, Gasparyan S, Gayda P, Go S, Goffstein C, Gonzalez C, Guirguis M, Hassid R, Hermogeno B, Hong J, Hong A, Hovestreydt L, Hu C, Huff D, Jamshidian F, Jen J, Kahen K, Kao L, Kelley M, Kho T, Kim Y, Kim S, Kirkpatrick B, Langenbacher A, Laxamana S, Lee J, Lee C, Lee SY, Lee TS, Lee T, Lewis G, Lezcano S, Lin P, Luu T, Luu J, Marrs W, Marsh E, Marshall J, Min S, Minasian T, Minye H, Misra A, Morimoto M, Moshfegh Y, Murray J, Nguyen K, Nguyen C, Nodado E, O'Donahue A, Onugha N, Orjiakor N, Padhiar B, Paul E, Pavel-Dinu M, Pavlenko A, Paz E, Phaklides S, Pham L, Poulose P, Powell R, Pusic A, Ramola D, Regalia K, Ribbens M, Rifai B, Saakyan M, Saarikoski P, Segura M, Shadpour F, Shemmassian A, Singh R, Singh V, Skinner E, Solomin D, Soneji K, Spivey K, Stageberg E, Stavchanskiy M, Tekchandani L, Thai L, Thiyanaratnam J, Tong M, Toor A, Tovar S, Trangsrud K, Tsang WY, Uemura M, Vollmer E, Weiss E, Wood D, Wu J, Wu S, Wu W, Xu Q, Yamauchi Y, Yarosh W, Yee L, Yen G, Banerjee U. Genomewide clonal analysis of lethal mutations in the Drosophila melanogaster eye: comparison of the X chromosome and autosomes. Genetics. 2007 Oct; 177(2):689-97. PMID: 17720911; PMCID: PMC2034635.
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