Agarwal S, Gertler FB, Balsamo M, Condeelis JS, Camp RL, Xue X, Lin J, Rohan TE, Rimm DL. Quantitative assessment of invasive mena isoforms (Menacalc) as an independent prognostic marker in breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. 2012 Sep 12; 14(5): R124. (Epub ahead of print) PMCID: In Process Pubmed Link

Zervantonakis IK, Hughes-Alford SK, Charest JL, Condeelis JS, Gertler FB, Kamm RD. Three-dimensional microfluidic model for tumor cell intravasation and endothelial barrier function. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Aug 21; 109(34): 13515-20. PMCID: PMC3427099 Pubmed Link

Gupton SL, Riquelme D, Alford SK, Jenny Tadros, Shireen S. Rudina, Hynes RO, Lauffenburger DA, Gertler FB. Mena binds α5 integrin directly and modulates α5β1 function. J Cell Biol. 2012 Aug 20; 198(4): 657-76. PMCID: In Process Pubmed Link

Meyer AS, Hughes-Alford SK, Kay JE, Castillo A, Wells A, Gertler FB, Lauffenburger DA. 2D protrusion but not motility predicts growth factor-induced cancer cell migration in 3D collagen. J Cell Biol. 2012 Jun 11; 197(6): 721–9. PMCID: PMC3373410 Pubmed Link


Roussos ET, Goswami S, Balsamo M, Wang Y, Stobezki R, Adler E, Robinson BD, Jones JG, Gertler FB, Condeelis JS, Oktay MH. Mena invasive (Mena(INV)) and Mena11a isoforms play distinct roles in breast cancer cell cohesion and association with TMEM. Clin Exp Metastasis. 2011 Aug; 28(6): 515-27. Pubmed Link

Shapiro IM, Cheng AW, Flytzanis NC, Balsamo M, Condeelis JS, Oktay MH, Burge CB, Gertler FB. An EMT-Driven Alternative Splicing Program Occurs in Human Breast Cancer and Modulates Cellular Phenotype. PLoS Genet. 2011 Aug; 7(8): e1002218. PMCID: PMC3158048 Pubmed Link

Pinheiro EM, Xie Z, Norovich AL, Vidaki M, Tsai LH, Gertler FB. Lpd depletion reveals that SRF specifies radial versus tangential migration of pyramidal neurons. Nat Cell Biol. 2011 Jul 24; 3(8): 989-95. PMCID: PMC3149714 Pubmed Link

Roussos ET, Balsamo M, Alford SK, Wyckoff JB, Gligorijevic B, Wang Y, Pozzuto M, Stobezki R, Goswami S, Segall JE, Lauffenburger DA, Bresnick AR, Gertler FB, Condeelis JS. Mena invasive (MenaINV) promotes multicellular streaming motility and transendothelial migration in a mouse  model of breast cancer. J Cell Sci. 2011 Jul 1; 124(Pt 13): 2120-31. PMCID: PMC3113666 Pubmed Link

Dent EW, Gupton SL, Gertler FB. The growth cone cytoskeleton in axon outgrowth and guidance. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2011 Mar 1; 3(3): PMCID: PMC3039926 Pubmed Link

Gertler F, Condeelis J. Metastasis: tumor cells becoming MENAcing. Trends Cell. Biol. 2011 Feb; 21(2): 81-90. NIHMSID: NIHMS252486 Pubmed Link


Gupton SL, Gertler FB. Integrin signaling switches the cytoskeletal and exocytic machinery that drives neuritogenesis. Dev Cell. 2010 May 18; 18(5): 725-736. NIHMSID: NIHMS 199458 Pubmed Link

Roussos ET, Wang Y, Wyckoff JB, Sellers RS, Wang W, Li J, Pollard JW, Gertler FB, Condeelis JS. Mena deficiency delays tumor progression and decreases metastasis in polynoma middle-T transgenic mouse mammary tumors. Breast Cancer Res. 2010; 12(6): R101. PMCID: PMC3046446 Pubmed Link


Bear JE, Gertler FB. Ena/VASP: towards resolving a pointed controversy at the barbed end. J Cell Sci. 2009 Jun 15; 122(12): 1947-1953. PMCID: PMC2723151 Pubmed Link

Robinson BD, Sica GL, Liu YF, Rohan TE, Gertler FB, Condeelis JS, Jones JG. Tumor microenvironment of metastasis in human breast carcinoma: a potential prognostic marker linked to hematogenous dissemination. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Apr 1; 15(7): 2433-2441. PMCID: PMC3156570 Pubmed Link

Goswami S, Philippar U, Sun D, Patsialou A, Avraham J, Wang W, Di Modugno F, Nistico, P, Gertler FB, Condeelis JS. Identification of invasion specific splice variants of the cytoskeletal protein Mena present in mammary tumor cells during invasion in vivo. Clin Exp Met. 2009;  26(2): 153-159. PMCID: PMC3042857 Pubmed Link


Philippar U, Roussos ET, Oser M, Yamaguch, H, Kim HD, Giampieri S, Wang Y, Goswami S, Wyckoff JB, Lauffenburger DA, Sahai E, Condeelis JS, Gertler FB. A Mena invasion isoform potentiates EGF-induced carcinoma cell invasion and metastasis. Dev Cell. 2008 Dec; 15(6): 813-828. PMCID: PMC2637261 Pubmed Link

Kim HD, Guo TW, Wu AP, Wells A, Gertler FB, Lauffenburger DA. Epidermal growth factor-induced enhancement of glioblastoma cell migration in 3D arises from an intrinsic increase in speed but an extrinsic matrix- and proteolysis-dependent increase in persistence. Mol Biol Cell. 2008 Oct; 19(10): 4249-4259. PMCID: PMC2555959 Pubmed Link


Dent EW, Kwiatkowski AV, Mebane LM, Philippar U, Barzik M, Rubinson DA, Gupton S, Van Veen JE, Furman C, Zhang J, Alberts AS, Mori S, Gertler FB. Filopodia are required for cortical neurite initiation. Nat Cell Biol. 2007 Dec; 9(12): 1347-1359. Pubmed Link

Furman C, Sieminski AL, Kwiatkowski AV, Rubinson D, Vasile, E, Bronson RT, Fässler R, Gertler FB. Ena/VASP is required for endothelial barrier function in vivo. J Cell Biol. 2007 Nov 19; 179(4): 761-775. Pubmed Link

Kwiatkowski AV, Rubinson DA, Dent EW, Van Veen JE, Leslie JD, Zhang J, Mebane LM, Philippar U, Pinheiro EM, Burds AA, Bronson RT, Mori S, Fässler R, Gertler FB. Ena/VASP Is Required for neuritogenesis in the developing cortex. Neuron. 2007 Nov 8; 56(3): 441-455. Pubmed Link

Gupton SL, Gertler FB. Filopodia: the fingers that do the walking. Sci STKE. 2007 Aug 21; 2007(400): re5. Review. Erratum in: Sci STKE. 2007 Aug 28; 2007(401): er4. Pubmed Link