Martin Estermann


I am a postdoctoral fellow at NIEHS, USA. I am particularly interested in genetics, developmental biology, evo-devo, and specifically in sex determination and gonadal development.

Martin Estermann has added 13 preLight posts

Interspecies blastocyst complementation generates functional rat cell-derived forebrain tissues in mice

Jia Huang, Bingbing He, Xiali Yang, et al.

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Complete male-to-female sex reversal in XY mice lacking the miR-17∼92 cluster

Alicia Hurtado, Irene Mota-Gómez, Miguel Lao, et al.

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Sex-determining 3D regulatory hubs revealed by genome spatial auto-correlation analysis

Irene Mota-Gómez, Juan Antonio Rodríguez, Shannon Dupont, et al.

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Stem cell-derived mouse embryos develop within an extra-embryonic yolk sac to form anterior brain regions and a beating heart

Gianluca Amadei, Charlotte E Handford, Joachim De Jonghe, et al.


Mouse-embryo model derived exclusively from embryonic stem cells undergo neurulation and heart development

Kasey Y.C. Lau, Hernan Rubinstein, Carlos W. Gantner, et al.

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Origin, specification and differentiation of a rare supporting-like lineage in the developing mouse gonad

Chloé Mayère, Violaine Regard, Aitana Perea-Gomez, et al.

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Reconstructing human early embryogenesis in vitro with pluripotent stem cells

Berna Sozen, Victoria Jorgensen, Meng Zhu, et al.

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Dissecting Mammalian Spermatogenesis Using Spatial Transcriptomics

Haiqi Chen, Evan Murray, Anisha Laumas, et al.

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Primary sex determination in chickens depends on DMRT1 dosage, but gonadal sex does not determine secondary sexual characteristics in adult birds

Jason Ioannidis, Gunes Taylor, Debiao Zhao, et al.

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Generating single-sex litters: development of CRISPR-Cas9 genetic tools to produce all-male offspring

Charlotte Douglas, Valdone Maciulyte, Jasmin Zohren, et al.

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A spatially resolved single cell atlas of human gastrulation

Richard C.V. Tyser, Elmir Mahammadov, Shota Nakanoh, et al.

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Neural plate targeting by in utero nanoinjection (NEPTUNE) reveals a role for Sptbn2 in neurulation and abdominal wall closure

Katrin Mangold, Jan Mašek, Jingyan He, et al.

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Genetic Developmental Timing Revealed by Inter-Species Transplantations in Fish

Jana Franziska Fuhrmann, Lorena Buono, Juan Ramón Martinez Morales, et al.

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Martin Estermann

As a developmental geneticist, it still fascinates me that aggregated cells in culture have the capacity to form complex embryonic structures with such resemblance to in utero grown embryos. As a young postdoctoral researcher switching from birds to mammalian embryonic models, I now understand the difficulties of in utero development when studying embryonic development. These in vitro embryonic models will allow us to monitor and study mammalian embryonic development, under the microscope, in real time!. Particularly, as I study gonadal development and sex determination, which occurs around E10.5-E12.5 in mice, I am interested to see if these models can continue their development in vitro past the E8.5 developmental stage. The preprints and articles discussed here are the starting point of a new era for mammalian developmental biologists. I can’t wait to see where the science takes us.

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