Stefania Nicoli Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchStem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cells and Tissue RepairVascular Biology and Therapeutics ProgramCenter for RNA Science and Medicine, YaleSmall RNAs in DevelopmentInternal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine: Yale Cardiovascular Research Center; Nicoli Lab

Research Interests

Zebrafish; Post-transcriptional regulation; Small RNAs; Angiogenesis; Artery-vein differentiation; Vessels stability; Hematopoiesis; Lymphatic development more...


  • B.S., University of Milan, Italy, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of Brescia, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Rissone A, Foglia E, Sangiorgio L, Cermenati S, Nicoli S, Cimbro S, Beltrame M, Bussolino F, Cotelli F, Arese M. The synaptic proteins ß-neurexin and neuroligin synergize with extracellular matrix-binding vascular endothelial growth factor a during zebrafish vascular development. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Jul;32(7):1563-72. PMID: 22516065
  • Tobia C, Chiodelli P, Nicoli S, Dell'era P, Buraschi S, Mitola S, Foglia E, van Loenen PB, Alewijnse AE, Presta M. Sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor-1 controls venous endothelial barrier integrity in zebrafish.Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Sep;32(9):e104-16. PMID: 22837470
  • Nicoli S, Knyphausen K.P., Zhu J., Lakshmanan A. and Lawson N. miR-221 acts as a regulatory node to control endothelial tip cell migration and proliferation during angiogenesis. Dev Cell. 2012 Feb 14;22(2):418-29.



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