Primary peer-reviewed research


  • Vjestica A, Marek M, N’kosi P, Merlini L, Liu G, Berard M, Billault-Chaumartin I and Martin SG. A toolbox of Stable Integration Vectors (SIV) in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. BioRxiv 808329; doi:
  • Marek M, Vincenzetti V and Martin SG. Sterol flow between the plasma membrane and the endosome is regulated by the LAM family protein Ltc1. BioRxiv 720383; doi:
  • Lamas I, Merlini L, Vještica A, Vincenzetti V and Martin SG. Optogenetics reveals Cdc42 local activation by scaffold-mediated positive feedback and Ras GTPase. BioRxiv 710855; doi:
  • Billault-Chaumartin I and Martin SG. Capping protein insulates Arp2/3-assembled actin patches from formins. 2019. Curr Biol 29: 1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.088
  • Gerganova V, Floderer C, Archetti A, Michon L, Carlini L, Reichler T, Manley S and Martin SG. Multi-phosphorylation reaction and clustering tune Pom1 gradient mid-cell levels according to cell size. 2019. eLife, 2019;8:e45983.
  • Kinnaer C, Dudin O, Martin SG. Yeast-to-hypha transition of Schizosaccharomyces japonicus in response to environmental stimuli. 2019. Molecular Biology of the Cell. Feb 6:mbcE18120774. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E18-12-0774.


  • Vjestica A, Merlini L, Nkosi PJ and Martin SG. Gamete fusion triggers bipartite transcription factor assembly to block re-fertilization. 2018. Nature doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0407-5
  • Gallo Castro D, Martin SG. Differential GAP requirement for Cdc42-GTP polarization during proliferation and sexual reproduction. 2018. Journal of Cell Biology 217:4215-4229. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201806016.
  • Khalili B, Merlini L, Vincenzetti V, Martin SG, Vavylonis D. Exploration and stabilization of Ras1 mating zone: A mechanism with positive and negative feedbacks. 2018. PLoS Comput Biol. 14(7):e1006317. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006317
  • Merlini L, Khalili B, Dudin O, Michon L, Vincenzetti V and Martin SG. Inhibition of Ras activity coordinates cell fusion with cell-cell contact during yeast mating. 2018. The Journal of Cell Biology 217(4):1467-1483. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201708195


  • Dudin O, Merlini L, Bendezu FO, Groux R, Vincenzetti V and Martin SG. A systematic screen for morphological abnormalities during fission yeast sexual reproduction identifies a mechanism of actin aster formation for cell fusion. 2017 PLoS Genetics 13(4): e1006721.
  • Merlini L, Vjestica A, Dudin O, Bendezu FO and Martin SG. Live-cell imaging of the S. pombe sexual lifecycle. 2017. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols doi:10.1101/pdb.prot090225.
  • Ullal P, Bhatia P and Martin SG. Nuclear displacement and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) assays to study division site placement and cytokinesis in fission yeast. 2017. Methods in Cell Biology 137: 341-353.


  • Dudin O., Merlini L and Martin SG. Spatial focalization of pheromone/MAPK signaling triggers commitment to cell–cell fusion. 2016. Genes and Development 30: 2226-2239. doi:10.1101/gad.286922.116.
  • Merlini L, Khalili B, Bendezú FO, Hurwitz D, Vincenzetti V, Vavylonis D, and Martin SG. Local Pheromone Release from Dynamic Polarity Sites Underlies Cell-Cell Pairing during Yeast Mating. 2016. Current Biology 26:1117–1125. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.02.064.
  • Vjestica A, Merlini L, Dudin O, Bendezu FO and Martin SG. Microscopy of Fission Yeast Sexual Lifecycle. 2016. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) 109. doi: 10.3791/53801


  • Ullal P, McDonald NA, Chen JS, Lo Presti L, Roberts-Galbraith RH, Gould KL and Martin SG. The DYRK-family kinase Pom1 phosphorylates the F-BAR protein Cdc15 to prevent division at cell poles. 2015. The Journal of Cell Biology 211:653-68. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201504073. Retraction in 2017: doi: 10.1083/jcb.20150407302062017r
  • Kelkar M and Martin SG. PKA antagonizes CLASP-dependent microtubule stabilization to re-localize Pom1 and buffer cell size upon glucose limitation. 2015. Nature Communications 6:8445. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9445. pdf.
  • Hersch M, Hachet O, Dalessi S, Ullal P, Bhatia P, Bergmann S and Martin SG. Pom1 gradient buffering through intermolecular auto-phosphorylation. 2015. Mol Syst Biol 11:818. doi: 10.15252/msb.20145996. pdf.
  • Dudin O, Bendezú FO, Groux R, Laroche T, Seitz A and Martin SG. A formin-nucleated actin aster concentrates cell wall hydrolases for cell fusion in fission yeast. 2015. The Journal of Cell Biology 208(7): 897-911. pdf.
  • Bendezú FO, Vincenzetti V, Vavylonis D, Wyss R, Vogel H and G Martin SG. Spontaneous Cdc42 polarization independent of GDI and actin-based trafficking. 2015. PLoS Biology, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002097. pdf.
  • Koyano T, Konishi M, Martin SG, Ohya Y, Hirata D, Toda T and Kume K. Casein kinase 1? ensures monopolar growth polarity under incomplete DNA replication downstream of Cds1 and calcineurin in fission yeast. 2015. Mol Cell Biol. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Rincon SA, Bhatia P, Bicho C, Guzman-Vendrell M, Fraisier V, Borek WE, de Lima Alves F, Dingli F, Loew D, Rappsilber J, Sawin KE, Martin SG and Paoletti A. Pom1 regulates the assembly of Cdr2–Mid1 cortical nodes for robust spatial control of cytokinesis. 2014. The Journal of Cell Biology 206(1):61-77. pdf.
  • Wang N, Lo Presti L, Zhu YH,Wu Z, Martin SG and Wu JQ.Two novel proteins Rng8 and Rng9 regulate the myosin-V Myo51 in fission yeast cytokinesis. 2014. The Journal of Cell Biology 205(3): 357-75. pdf.
  • Kokkoris K, Gallo Castro D and Martin SG. Tea4-type I phosphatase landmark promotes local growth by dual Cdc42 GEF recruitment and GAP exclusion. 2014. Journal of Cell Science 127: 2005-16. pdf.
  • Bhatia P, Hachet O, Hersch M, Rincon SA, Berthelot-Grosjean M, Dalessi S, Basterra L,Bergmann S, Paoletti A and Martin SG. Distinct levels in Pom1 gradients limit Cdr2 activity and localization to time and position division. 2014. Cell Cycle 13(4):538-52. pdf. (News and Views)


  • Bendezú FO and Martin SG. Cdc42 explores the cell periphery for mate selection in fission yeast. 2013. Current Biology 23: 42-47, 29 November 2012 pdf. (Dispatch)


  • Lo Presti L, Chang F and Martin SG. Myosin Vs organize actin cables in fission yeast. 2012. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2012 Oct 10 [Epub ahead of print] pdf.
  • Bendezú FO, Vincenzetti V and Martin SG. Fission Yeast Sec3 and Exo70 Are Transported on Actin Cables and Localize the Exocyst Complex to Cell Poles. 2012. PLoS One 7(6): e40248. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040248. pdf.


  • Lo Presti L and Martin SG. Shaping fission yeast cells by rerouting actin-based transport on microtubules. 2011. Current Biology 21: 2064–2069. pdf. (Dispatch; F1000)
  • Hachet O, Berthelot-Grosjean M, Kokkoris K, Vincenzetti V, Moosbrugger J and Martin SG. A phosphorylation cycle shapes gradients of the DYRK-family kinase Pom1 at the plasma membrane. 2011. Cell 145: 1116-1128. pdf. (Editors’ choice; Research highlight NCB; F1000)
  • Bendezú FO and Martin SG. Actin cables and the exocyst form two independent morphogenesis pathways in the fission yeast. 2011. Molecular Biology of the Cell 22: 44-53. Epub 2010 Dec 9. pdf. (F1000)


  • Rincon SA, Ye Y, Villar-Tajadura MA, Santos B, Martin SG, Pérez P. Pob1 participates in the Cdc42 regulation of fission yeast actin cytoskeleton. 2009. Molecular Biology of the Cell 20:4390-9, Epub 2009 Aug 26. pdf. (Incytes highlight)
  • Martin SG and Berthelot-Grosjean M. Polar gradients of the DYRK-family kinase Pom1 couple cell length with the cell cycle. 2009. Nature 459: 852-6, Epub 2009 May 27. pdf. (News and Views; Editor’s choice Science Signalling; Preview Dev Cell; Dispatch; Research highlight; F1000)
  • Amin N, Khan A, St Johnston D, Tomlinson I, Martin S, Brenman J, McNeill H. LKB1 regulates polarity remodelling and adherens juntion formation in the Drosophila eye. 2009. PNAS 106: 8941-6, Epub 2009 May 14.

2007 and earlier

  • Martin SG, Rincón SA, Basu R, Pérez P, Chang F. Regulation of the Formin for3p by cdc42p and bud6p. 2007. Molecular Biology of the Cell 10: 4155-67. pdf.
  • Padte N, Martin SG, Howard M and Chang F. The cell end factor pom1p inhibits mid1p in specification of the cell division plane. 2006. Current Biology 16: 2480-2487. pdf.
  • Martin SG and Chang F. Dynamics of the formin for3p in actin cable assembly. 2006. Current Biology 16: 1161-70. pdf.
  • Martin SG, McDonald WH, Yates JR 3rd, Chang F. Tea4p links microtubule plus ends with the formin for3p in the establishment of cell polarity. 2005. Developmental Cell 8: 479-91. pdf. (Cover; Preview; News and Views NCB; F1000)
  • Martin SG #, Leclerc V#, Smith-Litière K and St Johnston D. The identification of novel genes required for Drosophila anteroposterior axis formation in a germline clone screen using GFP-Staufen. 2003. Development 130: 4201-4215. (# co-first authors) pdf.
  • Martin SG and St Johnston D. A role for Drosophila LKB1 in anterior-posterior axis formation and epithelial polarity. 2003. Nature 421: 379-384. (F1000) pdf.
  • Martin SG, Dobi KC, St Johnston D. A rapid method to map mutations in Drosophila. 2001. Genome Biology 2: research0036.1-0036.12. pdf.
  • Maillet L, Gaden F, Brevet V, Fourel G, Martin SG, Dubrana K, Gasser SM, Gilson E. Ku-deficient yeast strains exhibit alternative states of silencing competence. 2001. EMBO Reports 2 :203-10.
  • Laroche T, Martin SG, Tsai-Pflugfelder M, Gasser SM. The dynamics of yeast telomeres and silencing proteins through the cell cycle. 2000. Journal of Structural Biology 129:159-74.
  • Martin SG, Laroche T, Suka N, Grunstein M and Gasser SM. Relocalization of telomeric Ku and Sir proteins in response to DNA strand breaks in yeast. 1999. Cell 97: 621-633. pdf. (Mini-review)
  • Laroche T, Martin SG, Gotta M, Gorham HC, Pryde FE, Louis EJ and Gasser SM. Mutation of yeast Ku genes disrupts the subnuclear organization of telomeres. 1998. Current Biology 8: 653-656. pdf.


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