Post-doctoral Fellow — Institute of Histology and Embryology, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Fellow — Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Research Associate — Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BA — Liceo Scientifico
PhD — Institute of Histology & Embryology, University of Rome School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
Director of Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Bong S. Lee Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Koyama E, Yasuda T, Minugh-Purvs N, Kinumatsu T, Yallowitz AR, Wellik DM, et al. Hox 11 genes establish synovial joint organization and phylogenetic characteristics in developing mouse zeugopod skeletal elements. Development . 2010; 137: 3795-3800.
Williams JA, Kane M, Okabe T, Enomoto-Iwamoto M, Napoli JL, Pacifici M, et al. Endogenous retinoids in mammalian growth plate cartilage: analysis and roles in matrix homeostasis and turnover. J. Biol. Chem. 2010; 285: 36674-36681.
Kondo N, Yuasa T, Shimono K, Tung W, Okabe T, Yasuhara R, et al. Imbalance of Wnt/b-catenin signaling causes deformity of intervertebral disc organization. Spine. 2011 Epub Jan. 25; doi 10:1097/BRS.0b013e3181f52cb.
Koyama, E., Yasuda, T., Wellik, D.M., and Pacifici, M. (2010). Hox11 paralogous genes are required for formation of wrist and ankle joints and articular surface organization. Annu. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1192, 307-316.
2007-present, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
2007-present, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Arthroplasty
2006-present, Editorial Advisory Board, Matrix Biology
2008-2010, Member, Research Advisory Committee, Thomas Jefferson University
2003-2010, Member, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University
2003-2007, Member, Research Committee, Thomas Jefferson University
2002-present, External examiner, Honors Program, Swarthmore College
1999-present, External examiner, PhD thesis, Medical School, University of Rome