Floris Foijer European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, University of Groingen, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
1 protocol

Tia DiTommaso
  • Monash University
Research focus
  • Developmental biology
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2014

Current position

Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham Regenerative Medicine Center, Massachusetts, USA


  1. Liakath-Ali, K., Vancollie, V. E., Heath, E., Smedley, D. P., Estabel, J., Sunter, D., Ditommaso, T., White, J. K., Ramirez-Solis, R., Smyth, I., Steel, K. P. and Watt, F. M. (2014). Novel skin phenotypes revealed by a genome-wide mouse reverse genetic screen. Nat Commun 5: 3540.
  2. Fu, Y., Mukhamedova, N., Ip, S., D'Souza, W., Henley, K. J., DiTommaso, T., Kesani, R., Ditiatkovski, M., Jones, L., Lane, R. M., Jennings, G., Smyth, I. M., Kile, B. T. and Sviridov, D. (2013). ABCA12 regulates ABCA1-dependent cholesterol efflux from macrophages and the development of atherosclerosis. Cell Metab 18(2): 225-238.
  3. White, J. K., Gerdin, A. K., Karp, N. A., Ryder, E., Buljan, M., Bussell, J. N., Salisbury, J., Clare, S., Ingham, N. J., Podrini, C., Houghton, R., Estabel, J., Bottomley, J. R., Melvin, D. G., Sunter, D., Adams, N. C., Tannahill, D., Logan, D. W., Macarthur, D. G., Flint, J., Mahajan, V. B., Tsang, S. H., Smyth, I., Watt, F. M., Skarnes, W. C., Dougan, G., Adams, D. J., Ramirez-Solis, R., Bradley, A. and Steel, K. P. (2013). Genome-wide generation and systematic phenotyping of knockout mice reveals new roles for many genes. Cell 154(2): 452-464.
  4. Foijer, F., DiTommaso, T., Donati, G., Hautaviita, K., Xie, S. Z., Heath, E., Smyth, I., Watt, F. M., Sorger, P. K. and Bradley, A. (2013). Spindle checkpoint deficiency is tolerated by murine epidermal cells but not hair follicle stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(8): 2928-2933.
  5. Wiradjaja, F., DiTommaso, T. and Smyth, I. (2010). Basement membranes in development and disease. Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today 90(1): 8-31.
1 Protocol published
Barrier Function Assay
Authors:  Tia DiTommaso and Floris Foijer, date: 05/20/2014, view: 9184, Q&A: 0
This protocol serves to determine the integrity of the barrier function of (murine) epidermis. Defects in the barrier function lead to dehydration and infection in neonatal mice/humans. One possible way to assess epidermal barrier integrity is by a ...
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