R.K. Zwick, M.C. Rudolph, B.A. Shook, B. Holtrup, E. Roth, V. Lei, A. Van Keymeulen, V. Seewaldt, S. Kwei, J. Wysolmerski, M.S. Rodeheffer & V. Horsley. Adipocyte hypertrophy and lipid dynamics underlie mammary gland remodeling after lactation. Nature Communications (2018). DOI:

M. Rübsam, A.F. Mertz, A. Kubo, S. Marg, C. Jüngst, G. Goranci-Buzhala, A.C. Schauss, V. Horsley, E.R. Dufresne, M. Moser, W. Ziegler, M. Amagai, S.A. Wickström and C.M Niessen. E-cadherin integrates mechanotransduction and EGFR signaling to control junctional tissue polarization and tight junction positioning. Nature Communications (2017). 8(1):1250. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01170-7.

N.A. Roberts, B.D. Adams, N.I. McCarthy, R.M. Tooze, S.M. Parnell, G. Anderson, S.M. Kaech and V. Horsley. Prdm1 Regulates Thymic Epithelial Function To Prevent Autoimmunity. Journal of Immunology (2017). 199(4):1250-1260. DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1600941.

G.C. Rivera-Gonzalez, B.A. Shook, J. Andrae, B. Holtrup, K. Bollag, C. Betsholtz, M.S. Rodeheffer, and V. Horsley.  Skin Adipocyte Stem Cell Self-Renewal is Regulated by a PDGFA/Akt Signaling Axis.  Cell Stem Cell (2016).

B. Shook, E. Xia, Y. Kumamoto, A. Iwasaki, and V. Horsley.  CD301b+ macrophages are essential for effective skin wound healing.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2016).  Epub ahead of print.

K. Rosowski, A. Mertz, S. Norcross, E. Dufresne, and V. Horsley (2015).  Edges of human embryonic stem cell colonies display distinct mechanical properties and differentiation potential.  Scientific Reports.  5:  14218.

J. Goldstein, E. Roth, N. Roberts, R. Zwick, S. Lin, S. Fletcher, A. Tadeu, C. Wu, A. Beck, C. Zeiss, M. Suárez-Fariñas, and V. Horsley (2015).  Loss of endogenous Nfatc1 reduces the rate of DMBA/TPA-induced skin tumorigenesis.  Molecular Biology of the Cell.  26 (20):  3606-3614.

R. Stewart, A. Zubek, K. Rosowski, S. Shreiner, V. Horsley and M. King (2015)  Nuclear-cytoskeletal linkages facilitate crosstalk between the nucleus and intercellular adhesions.  Journal of Cell Biology. 209 (3): 403-418. 

A. Tadeu, S. Lin and V. Horsley (2015) Transcriptional profiling of ectoderm specification to keratinocyte fate in human embryonic stem cells.  PLOS One.  10(4):e0122493.

J. Goldstein, S. Fletcher, E. Roth, C. Wu, A. Chun and V. Horsley (2014)  Calcineurin/Nfatc1 signaling links skin stem cell quiescence to hormonal signaling during pregnancy and lactation.  Genes and Development.  28 (9).  PDF

E. Jeffery, R. Berry, C. D. Church, S. Yu, B. A. Shook, V. HorsleyE. D. Rosen and M. Rodeheffer. (2014)  Characterization of Cre Recombinase Models for the study of Adipose Tissue.  Adipocyte.  3(3):206-11.

A. Tadeu and V. Horsley (2013).  Notch signaling represses p63 expression in the developing ectoderm.  Development. 140 (18), 3777-3786.

B.A. Schmidt and V. Horsley (2013). Intradermal adipocytes mediate fibroblast recruitment during skin wound healing. Development 140: 1517-1527.

H.M. McGee, B. A. Schmidt, C. J. Booth, G.D. Yancopoulos, D.M. Valenzuela, A.J. Murphy, S. Stevens, R.A. Flavell, V. Horsley (2013). IL-22 Promotes Fibroblast-Mediated Wound Repair in the Skin. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 133(5):1321-9.

A. F. Mertz, Y. Che, S. Banerjee, J. Goldstein, K. R. Rosowski, C. M. Niessen, M. C. Marchetti, E. R. Dufresne, V. Horsley (2013). Cadherin-Based Intercellular Adhesions Organize Epithelial Cell-Matrix Traction Forces.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(3):842-847.

A. F. Mertz, S. Banerjee, Y. Che, G. K. German, Y. Xu, C. Hyland, M. C. Marchetti, V. Horsley, and E. R. Dufresne (2012). Scaling of Traction Forces with the Size of Cohesive Cell Colonies. Physical Review Letters 108, 198101.

E. Festa, J. Fretz, R. Berry, B. Schmidt, M. Rodeheffer, M. Horowitz, and V. Horsley. (2011). Adipocyte lineage cells contribute to the skin stem cell niche to drive hair cycling. Cell. 146(5):761-71.

V. Horsley, A. O. Aliprantis, L. Polak, L.H.Glimcher and E. Fuchs. (2008).  NFATc1 balances quiescence and proliferation of skin stem cells.  Cell. 132(2):299-310. 

V. Horsley, D. O’Carroll, R. Tooze, Y. Ohinata,  M.Saitou, T. Obukhanych,  M. Nussenzweig, A. Tarakhovsky and E. Fuchs.  (2006).  Blimp1 defines a novel progenitor population that governs cellular input to the sebaceous gland.  Cell. 126(3):597-609.

V. Horsley, K. Jansen, S.T. Mills, and G.K. Pavlath.  (2003).  IL-4 acts as a myoblast recruitment factor during mammalian muscle growth.  Cell. 113(4):483-94.

V. Horsley and G.K. Pavlath.  (2003).  Prostaglandin F2 induces skeletal muscle growth via an NFATC2 dependent pathway.  J. Cell Biol.  161(1).  111-118.

V. Horsley, B.B. Friday, S. Matteson, K.M. Kegley, J. Gephart, and G.K. Pavlath.  (2001) Regulation of the growth of multinucleated muscle cells by an NFATC2-dependent pathway.   J. Cell Biol.  53(2):  329-38.

B.B. Friday, V. Horsley, and G.K. Pavlath. (2000) Calcineurin is required for the initiation of skeletal muscle differentiation.  J. Cell Biol. 149: 657-665.


R.K. Zwick, C.F. Guerrero-Juarez, V. Horsley and M.V. Plikus. Anatomical, Physiological, and Functional Diversity of Adipose Tissue. Cell Metabolism (2018). 27(1):68-83. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2017.12.002.

G.C. Rivera-Gonzalez, B.A. Shook, V. Horsley. PDGFA regulation of dermal adipocyte stem cells. Stem Cell Investigation (2017). 4: 72. DOI: 10.21037/sci.2017.08.03. 

B. Shook,  G.G. Rivera, S. Ebmeier, G. Grisotti, R. Zwick, and V. Horsley.  The Role of Adipocytes in Tissue Regeneration and Stem Cell Niches.  Annu. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol.  2016.  Epub ahead of print.

V. Horsley, M. Kulesz-Martin, X. Wang (2016).  Montagna Symposium 2015:  Harnessing Stem Cells to Reveal Novel Skin Biology and Disease Treatments.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology.  136(5):  893-896.  

N. Roberts and V. Horsley (2014).  Developing stratified epithelia:  Lessons from the epidermis and thymus.  Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews:  Developmental Biology.  doi:  10.1002/wdev.146. 

G. Rivera-Gonzalez, B. Shook and V. Horsley (2014).  Adipocytes in skin health and disease.  Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine.  doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a015271.  PDF

A. Tadeu and V. Horsley. (2014).  Epithelial Stem Cells in Adult Skin.  Curr. Top. Dev. Biol.  107:  109-31. PDF

B. Schmidt and V. Horsley (2012) Unraveling hair follicle-adipocyte communication. Exp Dermatol. 21(11):827-30

J. Goldstein and V. Horsley (2012) Home sweet home: skin stem cell niches. Cell Mol Life Sci. 69(15):2573-82.

C. Blanpain, V. Horsley, and E. Fuchs.  (2007)  Epithelial Stem Cells:  Turning over New Leaves.  Cell.  128(3):  445-458.