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Department ofBiology


Christelle Sabatier
Senior Lecturer


Stanford University, Stanford, CA.  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology. 1/04 - 4/05.
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.  Ph.D. in Cell Biology. December, 2003.
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.  B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology (empphasis in Biochemistry).  June, 1996.


Bio 21 Introduction to Physiology - freshman Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Environmental Science, and Public Health majors
Bio 24 Introduction to Cell Biology - sophomore Biology, Biochemistry and Bioengineering majors
Bio 25 Investigations in Molecular Biology & Cell Biology (lab-focused) – sophomore Biology, Biochemistry and Bioengineering majors
Bio 122 Neurobiology (lecture and lab) – upper division Biology and Bioengineering majors


Suljak SW, Rose CM*, Sabatier C, Le T*, Trieu Q*, Verley DR, * Lewis AM*, Birmingham JT (2010) Enhancement of muscle contraction in the stomach of the crab Cancer borealis: a possible hormonal role for GABA. Biol Bull. 218, 293-302.

Lieu A*, Hallare D*, McAnulty K*, Sabatier C (2008) Analysis of the Cdr-1 promoter:  Understanding Cadmium Regulated Transcription.  Poster presented by Amanda Lieu at DeNardo lectureship/Sigma Xi poster session.

Marillat V, Sabatier C, Failli V, Matsunaga E, Sotelo C, Tessier-Lavigne M, Chedotal A (2004) The Slit receptor Rig-1/Robo3 controls midline crossing by hindbrain precerebellar neurons and axons.  Neuron 43, 69-79.

Long H, Sabatier C, Ma L, Plump AS, Yuan W, Ornitz D, Tamada A, Murakami F, Goodman CS, and Tessier-Lavigne M (2004)  Conserved roles for Slit and Robo proteins in guiding commissural axons beyond the midline .  Neuron 42, 213-223.

Sabatier C, Plump AS, Ma L, Brose K, Tamada A, Murakami F, Lee E, and Tessier-Lavigne M (2004)  The divergent Robo family protein Rig-1 is a negative regulator of Slit responsiveness for midline crossing by commissural axons.  Cell .117, 157-169.

Plump AS, Erskine L, Sabatier C, Brose K, Epstein CJ, Goodman CS, Maxon CA, and Tessier-Lavigne M (2002)  Slit1 and Slit2 cooperate to prevent premature midline crossing of retinal axons in the mouse visual system.  Neuron 33, 219-32.

Goodwill KE, Sabatier C, and Stevens RC (1998) Crystal structure of tyrosine hydroxylase with bound cofactor analog and iron at 2.3 Å resolution:  self-hydroxylation of Phe300 and the pterin-binding site.   Biochemistry 37, 13437-45.

Goodwill KE*, Sabatier C, Marks C, Raag R, Fitzpatrick PF, and Stevens RC (1997) Crystal structure of tyrosine hydroxylase at 2.3 Å and its implications for inherited neurodegenerative diseases.  Nature Structural Biology 4, 578-85.

*:  Undergraduate research students.