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Aaron Christian Ponti

Aaron Christian Ponti

Scientific Software Solutions

Publications (17)



  • Meister P., Towbin B. D., Pike B. L., Ponti A. and Gasser S. M. The spatial dynamics of tissue-specific promoters during C. elegans development. Genes & Dev. 24(8):766-782. 2010.
  • Siegmann T., Gelman L., Ponti A., Genoud C., van Eeden S., Schwarb P., Flanders D., Rietdorf J. Enhancing the Efficiency of Resource Use - A Project Management System for Multi-user Technical Platforms. Imaging & Microscopy 12(3):44 - 45. 2010.


  • Emmenlauer M., Ronneberger O., Ponti A., Schwarb P., Griffa A., Filippi A., Nitschke R., Driever W., Burkhardt H. XuvTools: Free, Fast and Reliable Stitching of Large 3D Datasets. Journal of microscopy 233(1):42-60. 2009.


  • Terranova R., Yokobayashi S., Stadler M. B., Otte A. P., van Lohuizen M., Orkin S. H. and Peters A.H.F.M. Polycomb Group Proteins Ezh2 and Rnf2 Direct Genomic Contraction and Imprinted Repression in Early Mouse Embryos. Developmental Cell 15(5):668-679. 2008.
    Ponti A. Approximation of a confocal, diffraction-limited spot of known lateral diameter by a 3D Gaussian (in supplementary data).



  • Gupton S. L., Anderson K. L., Kole T. P., Fischer R. S., Ponti A., Hitchcock-DeGregori S. E., Danuser G., Fowler V. M., Wirtz D., Hanein D., and Waterman-Storer C. M. Cell migration without a lamellipodium: translation of actin dynamics into cell movement mediated by tropomyosin. JCB 168(4):619-631. 2005.
  • Ponti A., Matov A., Adams M., Gupton S., Waterman-Storer C. M., and Danuser G. Periodic Patterns of Actin Turnover in Lamellipodia and Lamellae of Migrating Epithelial Cells Analyzed by Quantitative Fluorescent Speckle Microscopy. Biophys J 89:3456-3469. 2005.


  • Ponti A., Machacek M., Gupton S., Waterman-Storer C.M., and Danuser G. Two uncoupled actin networks drive cell protrusion. Science 305:1782-1786. 2004.
  • Waterman-Storer C. M., Ponti A., Gupton S. L., Littlefield R., Adams M. and Danuser G. Quantitative Fluorescent Speckle Microscopy of the Actin Cytoskeleton in Migrating Cells. Microscopy and Microanalysis 10:1234-1235. 2004.


  • Vallotton P., Ponti A., Waterman-Storer C.M., Salmon E.D., and Danuser G. Recovery, visualization, and analysis of actin and tubulin polymer flow in live cells: A Fluorescent Speckle Microscopy study. Biophys J 85:1289-1306. 2003.
  • Ponti A., Vallotton P., Salmon W.C., Waterman-Storer C.M. and Danuser G. Computational Analysis of f-Actin Turnover in Cortical Actin Meshworks using Fluorescent Speckle Microscopy. Biophys J 84:3336-3352. 2003.
  • [Monograph] Ponti A. High-resolution analysis of F-actin meshwork kinetics and kinematics using computational Fluorescent Speckle Microscopy, . Diss. ETHZ No. 15286. 2003.
    Advisors: G. Danuser, J. Howard, Y. Barral .


  • Emmerling M., Dauner M., Ponti A., Fiaux J., Hochuli M., Szyperski T., Wüthrich K., Bailey J. E., Sauer U. Metabolic Flux Responses to Pyruvate Kinase Knockout in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol 184(1):152-164. 2002.