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Clare Yellowley- BSc, PhD
Professor and Researcher
Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

2307 VET MED 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 6513


Research Focus

Orthopaedics and musculoskeletal biology

Specialty Focus

Cell Biology


1991 BSc (Hons) Anatomy, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, UK
1995 PhD Physiology, Bristol University, Bristol, UK

Honors and Awards

2001-2003 Grantee American Federation for Aging Research
2001 Orthopaedic Research Society, Traveling fellowship.
2001 Sun Valley Hard Tissue Workshop: Young Investigator Award
2000 Nominated for Young Investigator Award. Orthopaedic Research Society
2/1/1998 - 9/29/2000 NIH Individual National Research Service Award
1998 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Travel Award
1991 Struthers Medal and Prize in Anatomy, Aberdeen University U.K.
10/1991 - 10/1994 Ph.D. Studentship, Medical Research Council of Great Britain
08/1992 Plymouth Microelectrode Workshop, Summer Fellowship, UK

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Rapid Mobilization of Endogenous Progenitor Cells to Accelerate Fracture Healing, (Principal Investigator), NIH

Principal Investigator, Stem cell therapy for healing critical size bone defects, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health (CEH)

Principal Investigator, Characterization of circulating progenitor cells after mandibular reconstruction, (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, Systemic bone loss following bone fracture: a potential mechanism for increased fracture risk., Blaine Christiansen (Principal Investigator), UCDavis Clinical and Translational Science Center

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Toupadakis CA, Granick JL, Sagy M, Wong A, Ghassemi E, Chung D-J, Borjesson DL, Yellowley CE Mobilization of Endogenous Stem Cell Populations enhances fracture healing in a murine femoral fracture model. Cytotherapy,
  • Link Icon 2013 Bhandal J, Hayashi K, Klein M, Wong A, Entwistle RC, Muir P, Yellowley CE Detection of bacterial DNA by PCR in dogs with stifle arthritis Veterinary Surgery,
  • Link Icon 2012 Toupadakis CA, Wong A, Genetos DC, Chung D-J, Murugesh D. Anderson MJ, Loots GG, Christiansen BA, Kapatkin AS, Yellowley CE Long-term administration of AMD3100, an antagonist of SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling, impairs fracture repair Journal of Orthopaedic Research,
  • Link Icon 2011 Morgan JM, Wong A, Yellowley CE, Genetos DC Regulation of tenascin expression in bone Journal of Cellular Biochemistry,
  • Link Icon 2011 Morgan JM, Wong A, Genetos DC, Yellowley CE Src is sufficient, but not necessary, for osteopontin induction in osteoblasts Biorheology,
  • Link Icon 2011 Genetos DC, Yellowley CE, Loots GG Prostaglandin E2 signals through PTGER2 to regulate sclerostin expression PLoS One,
  • Link Icon 2011 Raheja LF, Genetos DC, Wong A, Yellowley CE Hypoxic regulation of mesenchymal stem cell migration: the role of RhoA and HIF-1alpha Cell Biol Int,
  • Link Icon 2011 Raheja LF, Galuppo LD, Bowers-Lepore J, Dowd JP, Tablin F, Yellowley CE Treatment of bi-lateral medial femoral condyle articular cartilage fissures in a horse using arthroscopic delivery of autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in a partially autologous fibrin glue Journal of Equine Veterinary Science,
  • Link Icon 2010 Chung DJ, Hayashi K, Toupadakis CA, Wong A, Yellowley CE Osteogenic proliferation and differentiation of canine bone marrow and adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stromal cells and the influence of hypoxia Res Vet Sci,
  • Link Icon 2010 Genetos DC, Wong A, Watari S, Yellowley CE Hypoxia increases Annexin A2 expression in osteoblastic cells via VEGF and ERK Bone,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2011 Fierro FA, Egana JT, Toupadakis CA, Yellowley CE, Machens G, Nolta J: Chapter 20 Small Animal Models of Tissue Regeneration., Harold Bernstein, (ed), Tissue Engineering in Regenerative Medicine.. 379-391.

2003 Donahue HJ, Chen Q, Jacobs CR, Saunders MM, Yellowley CE: Section 5; Chapter 14: Bone cells and mechanotransduction, R. N. Rosier and C.H. Evans, (ed), Molecular Biology in Orthopaedics. .