Griffin, J. N., del Viso, F., Duncan, A. R., Robson, A., Kulkarni, S., Liu, K.J., and Khokha, M. K. Rapgef5 Regulates the Nuclear accumulation of β-Catenin (in press Developmental Cell)

Kulkarni, S., Griffin, J.N., Liem, K., Khokha, M. A histone modifier and candidate congenital heart disease gene, plays a scaffolding role vital for ciliogenesis via direct localization (In revision Developmental Cell, Preprint available at

Deniz, E., Jonas, S., Hooper, M., Griffin, J. N., Choma, M., Khokha, M. (2017). Analysis of Craniocardiac Malformations in Xenopus using Optical Coherence Tomography. Scientific Reports 7, 42506; doi: 10.1038/srep42506

Robson, A., Owens, N. D., Baserga, S. J., Khokha, M. K. & Griffin, J. N.* Expression of ribosomopathy genes during Xenopus tropicalis embryogenesis. BMC Dev Biol 16, 38, doi:10.1186/s12861-016-0138-5 (2016) (* Author of correspondence)

Griffin J. N., Sondalle S. B., del Viso, F., Baserga S. J., Khokha M. K. (2015) The Ribosome Biogenesis Factor Nol11 Is Required for Optimal rDNA Transcription and Craniofacial Development in Xenopus. PLoS Genetics 11(3): e1005018. doi:10.1371 (Faculty of 1000 recommended)

Compagnucci, C., Debiais, M., Coolen, M., Fish, J., Griffin, J. N., Bertocchini, F., Minoux, M., Rijli, FM., Borday-Birraux, V., Casane, D., Mazan, S., Depew, M. (2013). Pattern and Polarity in the Development and Evolution of the Gnathostome Jaw: Both Conservation and Heterotopy in the Branchial Arches of the Shark, Scyliorhinus canicula. Developmental Biology 1;374(1):185-97

Griffin J. N., Compagnucci, C., Hu, D., Fish, J., Klein, O., Marcucio. R., Depew, M. J., (2013). Fgf8 dosage determines midfacial integration and polarity within the nasal and optic capsules. Developmental Biology. 1;374(1):185-97

Depew, M.; Compagnucci, C.; Griffin, J. N. (2008) Suture Neontology and Paleontology: The Bases for Where, When and How Boundaries between Bones Have Been Established and Have Evolved. In Craniofacial Sutures. Development, Disease and Treatment, Rice DP (ed). Front Oral Biol. Basel, Karger, vol 12, pp 57-78.


Griffin, J. N., Robson, A., Sondalle, S., Mis, E., Baserga, S., Khokha. M. The Isolated Congenital Asplenia gene, RPSA, is required for rRNA processing and spleen development in Xenopus. (Editing manuscript for submission to Plos Genetics)

Robson, A., Griffin, J. N., Endicott, S., Khokha, M. An effective high through put screening system for the validation of candidate gain of function heterotaxy genes in Xenopus tropicalis  (Editing Manuscript for submission to eLife)

Griffin, J. N., Compagnucci, C., Depew, M. Disintegration of Branchial Arch Patterning and Recapitulation of the Agnathia-Otocephaly Phenotypic Spectrum in an Fgf8 Hypomorphic Mouse. (Editing Manuscript for submission to Development)

Robson, A., Yuan, S. Griffin, J. N., Khokha, M. CRIP1, encodes a novel calcium channel and regulates the establishment of left – right pattern in the early embryo (Finalizing experiments)