Simona Giunta
  • Research associate, The Rockefeller University, USA
  • Cancer biology


Ph.D., The University of Cambridge, 2011


Hironori Funabiki Laboratory


Centromere; Genome Stability; Repetitive DNA


- HELLS and CDCA7 comprise a bipartite nucleosome remodeling complex defective in ICF syndrome.
Jenness C, Giunta S, Müller MM, Kimura H, Muir TW, Funabiki H
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Accepted.

- ZSCAN10 expression corrects the genomic instability of iPSCs from aged donors.
Skamagki M, Correia C, Yeung P, Baslan T, Beck S, Zhang C, Ross CA, Dang L, Liu Z, Giunta S, Chang TP, Wang J, Ananthanarayanan A, Bohndorf M, Bosbach B, Adjaye J, Funabiki H, Kim J, Lowe S, Collins JJ, Lu CW, Li H, Zhao R, Kim K.
Nat Cell Biol. 2017 Sep;19(9):1037-1048. doi: 10.1038/ncb3598. Epub 2017 Aug 28.
PMID: 28846095

- Integrity of the human centromere DNA repeats is protected by CENP-A, CENP-C, and CENP-T.
Giunta S, Funabiki H.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Feb 21;114(8):1928-1933. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1615133114. Epub 2017 Feb 6.
PMID: 28167779

- γH2AX as a marker of DNA double strand breaks and genomic instability in human population studies.
Valdiglesias V, Giunta S, Fenech M, Neri M, Bonassi S.
Mutat Res. 2013 Jul-Sep;753(1):24-40. doi: 10.1016/j.mrrev.2013.02.001. Epub 2013 Feb 13. Review.
PMID: 23416207

- Give me a break, but not in mitosis: the mitotic DNA damage response marks DNA double-strand breaks with early signaling events.
Giunta S, Jackson SP.
Cell Cycle. 2011 Apr 15;10(8):1215-21. Epub 2011 Apr 15.
PMID: 21412056

- DNA damage signaling in response to double-strand breaks during mitosis.
Giunta S, Belotserkovskaya R, Jackson SP.
J Cell Biol. 2010 Jul 26;190(2):197-207. doi: 10.1083/jcb.200911156.
PMID: 20660628

- A gust of WNT: analysis of the canonical WNT pathway.
Giunta S.
Acta Biomed. 2009;80(3):187-99. Review.
PMID: 20578410