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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

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
1998 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Travel Award
2000 Nominated for Young Investigator Award. Orthopaedic Research Society
2/1/1998 - 9/29/2000 NIH Individual National Research Service Award
2001 Orthopaedic Research Society, Traveling fellowship.
2001 Sun Valley Hard Tissue Workshop: Young Investigator Award
2001-2003 Grantee American Federation for Aging Research

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Stem Cell Mobilization for Enhanced Bone Healing, (Principal Investigator), AO Foundation

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

Principal Investigator, Stem Cell Research, (Principal Investigator), CEH (Gift)

Principal Investigator, New MSC Marker Method, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health (CEH), UCD

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

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • 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 2010 Toupadakis CA, Wong A, Genetos DC, Cheung WK, Borjesson DL, Ferraro GL, Galuppo LD, Leach JK, Owens SD, Yellowley CE Comparison of the osteogenic potential of equine mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow, adipose tissue, umbilical cord blood, and umbilical cord tissue Am J Vet Res,
  • 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,
  • Link Icon 2010 Raheja LF, Genetos DC, Yellowley CE The effect of oxygen tension on the long-term osteogenic differentiation and MMP/TIMP expression of human mesenchymal stem cells Cells Tissues Organs,
  • Link Icon 2010 He J, Genetos DC, Yellowley CE, Leach JK Oxygen tension differentially influences osteogenic differentiation of human adipose stem cells in 2D and 3D cultures J Cell Biochem,
  • Link Icon 2010 Genetos DC, Toupadakis CA, Raheja LF, Wong A, Papanicolaou SE, Fyhrie DP, Loots GG, Yellowley CE Hypoxia decreases sclerostin expression and increases Wnt signaling in osteoblasts J Cell Biochem,
  • Link Icon 2009 Genetos DC, Lee CM, Wong A, Yellowley CE HIF-1alpha regulates hypoxia-induced EP1 expression in osteoblastic cells J Cell Biochem,