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Web link: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/medicine-alfred/research/epidermal-development

Dr Carpinelli completed her PhD in 2006 at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, where she studied the genes that regulate blood platelet production. She then spent six years characterising the genes that underlie hearing loss.  The latter part of this project was completed at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.  In 2014 she moved to the Central Clinical School, Monash University, where she investigated the genes that control palate closure.  She is currently investigating the genes that mediate neural tube closure.  The neural tube forms in the 4th week post fertilisation to become the brain and spinal cord.  Failed neural tube closure underlies the birth defects spina bifida and anencephaly.

Research interests

Dr Carpinelli is interested in genetics.  She has lectured in these subjects:

HUP3011 Human Pathology, Monash University, 2019-

DEV3032 Stem Cells and the Foundations of Life, Monash University, 2018-

DEV3011 Fundamentals of Developmental Processes, Monash University, 2018

GENE30005 Human and Medical Genetics, University of Melbourne, 2011-2013

GEN3HMG Human and Molecular Genetics, La Trobe University, 2010-2012

Community service

Dr Carpinelli has acted as an independent assessor on a NHMRC project grant and reviewed manuscripts for PLOS Genetics, Disease Models and Mechanisms, PLOS One, Physiological Genomics and Clinical Insightes Ear, Nose and Throat

Education/Academic qualification

Genetics, PhD, University of Melbourne


Award Date: 30 Apr 2016

University Teaching, Graduate Certificate, University of Melbourne


Award Date: 31 Dec 2012

Science, Bachelor with Honours, University of Melbourne


Award Date: 31 Dec 2003

Research area keywords

  • genetics
  • epithelial morphogenesis
  • neural tube closure
  • transcription factors
  • Developmental Biology
  • birth defects

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Research Output

Inactivation of Zeb1 in GRHL2-deficient mouse embryos rescues mid-gestation viability and secondary palate closure

Carpinelli, M. R., De Vries, M. E., Auden, A., Butt, T., Deng, Z., Partridge, D. D., Miles, L. B., Georgy, S. R., Haigh, J. J., Darido, C., Brabletz, S., Brabletz, T., Stemmler, M. P., Dworkin, S. & Jane, S. M., 1 Mar 2020, In : Disease Models and Mechanisms. 13, 3, 14 p., dmm042218.

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Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Interrogating the Grainyhead-like 2 (Grhl2) genomic locus identifies an enhancer element that regulates palatogenesis in mouse

de Vries, M., Carpinelli, M., Rutland, E., Hatzipantelis, A., Partridge, D., Auden, A., Anderson, P. J., De Groef, B., Wu, H., Osterwalder, M., Visel, A., Jane, S. M. & Dworkin, S., 15 Mar 2020, In : Developmental Biology. 459, 2, p. 194-203 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

An intronic mutation in Chd7 creates a cryptic splice site, causing aberrant splicing in a mouse model of CHARGE syndrome

Ogier, J. M., Arhatari, B. D., Carpinelli, M. R., McColl, B. K., Wilson, M. A. & Burt, R. A., 3 Apr 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 9 p., 5482.

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Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Stage-dependent therapeutic efficacy in PI3K/mTOR-driven squamous cell carcinoma of the skin

Darido, C., Georgy, S. R., Cullinane, C., Partridge, D. D., Walker, R., Srivastava, S., Roslan, S., Carpinelli, M. R., Dworkin, S., Pearson, R. B. & Jane, S. M., 1 Jun 2018, In : Cell Death and Differentiation. 25, 6, p. 1146-1159 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)

Grainyhead-like Transcription Factors in Craniofacial Development

Carpinelli, M. R., de Vries, M. E., Jane, S. M. & Dworkin, S., 1 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Dental Research. 96, 11, p. 1200-1209 10 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)


Alfred Health Week Poster Prize

Carpinelli, Marina (Recipient), 2015

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Colman Speed Medal

Carpinelli, Marina (Recipient), 2013

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Dean's Prize for Top Mark in Honours, Department of Medical Biology

Carpinelli, Marina (Recipient), 2000

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Disease Models and Mechanisms Travel Grant

Carpinelli, Marina (Recipient), 2019

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