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Di Girolamo N, 2024, 'Biologicals and Biomaterials for Corneal Regeneration and Vision Restoration in Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency', Advanced Materials,

Park M; Richardson A; Delic N; Nguyen K; Biazik J; Zhang R; Sprogyte L; Nureen L; Lees J; Fajardo A; Kunicki U; Watson SL; Males J; Girolamo ND, 2023, 'A Bioengineering-Regenerative Medicine Approach for Ocular Surface Reconstruction Using a Functionalized Native Cornea-Derived Bio-Scaffold', Advanced Functional Materials, 33,

Nureen L; Di Girolamo N, 2023, 'Limbal Epithelial Stem Cells in the Diabetic Cornea', Cells, 12,

Di Girolamo N; Park M, 2023, 'Cell identity changes in ocular surface Epithelia', Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, 95,

Wu CL; Cioanca AV; Gelmi MC; Wen L; Di Girolamo N; Zhu L; Natoli R; Conway RM; Petsoglou C; Jager MJ; McCluskey PJ; Madigan MC, 2023, 'The multifunctional human ocular melanocortin system', Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, 95,

Sprogyte L; Park M; Di Girolamo N, 2023, 'Pathogenesis of Alkali Injury-Induced Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency: A Literature Survey of Animal Models', Cells, 12,

Machet J; Park M; Richardson A; Carnell M; Mouat MA; Smith NJ; Turner N; Cochran BJ; Rye KA; Di Girolamo N, 2023, 'Type 2 diabetes influences intraepithelial corneal nerve parameters and corneal stromal-epithelial nerve penetration sites', Journal of Diabetes Investigation, 14, pp. 591 - 601,

Maxia C; Isola M; Grecu E; Cuccu A; Scano A; Orrù G; Di Girolamo N; Diana A; Murtas D, 2023, 'Synergic Action of Insulin-like Growth Factor-2 and miRNA-483 in Pterygium Pathogenesis', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 24,

Meursinge Reynders R; ter Riet G; Di Girolamo N; Malički M, 2022, 'Honorary authorship in health sciences: a protocol for a systematic review of survey research', Systematic Reviews, 11,

Park M; Zhang R; Pandzic E; Sun M; Coulson-Thomas VJ; Di Girolamo N, 2022, 'Plasticity of ocular surface epithelia: Using a murine model of limbal stem cell deficiency to delineate metaplasia and transdifferentiation', Stem Cell Reports, 17, pp. 2451 - 2466,

Chinnery HR; Rajan R; Jiao H; Wu M; Zhang AC; De Silva MEH; Makrai E; Stepp MA; Di Girolamo N; Downie LE, 2022, 'Identification of presumed corneal neuromas and microneuromas using laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy: A systematic review', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 106, pp. 765 - 771,

Eghtedari Y; Oh LJ; Girolamo ND; Watson SL, 2022, 'The role of topical N-acetylcysteine in ocular therapeutics', Survey of Ophthalmology, 67, pp. 608 - 622,

Viveiros MMH; Rainho CA; Ramirez JAZ; Kaneno R; Silva MG; Ximenes VF; de Olyveira GM; Basmaji P; Di Girolamo N; Schellini SA, 2022, 'Physical, functional and biochemical features of Nanoskin® bacterial cellulose scaffold as a potential carrier for cell transference', Materials Letters, 308,

Delic NC; Cai JR; Watson SL; Downie LE; Di Girolamo N, 2022, 'Evaluating the clinical translational relevance of animal models for limbal stem cell deficiency: A systematic review', Ocular Surface, 23, pp. 169 - 183,

Cabrera-Aguas M; Downie LE; Munsie MM; Di Girolamo N; O’Connor M; Watson SL, 2022, 'Knowledge, views and experiences of Australian optometrists in relation to ocular stem cell therapies', Clinical and Experimental Optometry,

Richardson A; Fok S; Lee V; Rye KA; Di Girolamo N; Cochran BJ, 2022, 'Use of High-Refractive Index Hydrogels and Tissue Clearing for Large Biological Sample Imaging', Gels, 8,

Di Girolamo N, 2021, '“Eyeing” corneal stem cell identity, dynamics, and compartmentalization', Cell Stem Cell, 28, pp. 1181 - 1183,

Zhang R; Pandzic E; Park M; Wakefield D; Di Girolamo N, 2021, 'Inducing dry eye disease using a custom engineered desiccation system: Impact on the ocular surface including keratin-14-positive limbal epithelial stem cells', Ocular Surface, 21, pp. 145 - 159,

Tuck H; Park M; Carnell M; Machet J; Richardson A; Jukic M; Di Girolamo N, 2021, 'Neuronal-epithelial cell alignment: A determinant of health and disease status of the cornea', Ocular Surface, 21, pp. 257 - 270,

Stepp MA; Pal-Ghosh S; Downie LE; Zhang AC; Chinnery HR; Machet J; Di Girolamo N, 2020, 'Corneal Epithelial "Neuromas": A Case of Mistaken Identity?', Cornea, 39, pp. 930 - 934,

Basova L; Parfitt GJ; Richardson A; Delcroix V; Umazume T; Pelaez D; Tse DT; Kalajzic I; Di Girolamo N; Jester JV; Makarenkova HP, 2020, 'Origin and Lineage Plasticity of Endogenous Lacrimal Gland Epithelial Stem/Progenitor Cells', iScience, 23,

Zhang R; Park M; Richardson A; Tedla N; Pandzic E; de Paiva CS; Watson S; Wakefield D; Di Girolamo N, 2020, 'Dose-dependent benzalkonium chloride toxicity imparts ocular surface epithelial changes with features of dry eye disease', Ocular Surface, 18, pp. 158 - 169,

Park M; Richardson A; Pandzic E; Lobo EP; Lyons JG; Girolamo ND, 2019, 'Peripheral (not central) corneal epithelia contribute to the closure of an annular debridement injury', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116, pp. 26633 - 26643,

Dave A; Craig JE; Skrzypiec K; Quinn S; Barnes M; Di Girolamo N; Mackey DA; Burdon KP; de Iongh RU; Sharma S, 2019, 'Epha2 genotype influences ultraviolet radiation induced cataract in mice', Experimental Eye Research, 188,

Park M; Mazalo J; Di Girolamo N, 2019, 'Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-7: A marker of conjunctivalization in an animal model of limbal stem cell deficiency', Ocular Surface, 17, pp. 447 - 457,

Park M; Richardson A; Pandzic E; Lobo EP; Whan R; Watson SL; Lyons JG; Wakefield D; Di Girolamo N, 2019, 'Visualizing the Contribution of Keratin-14+ Limbal Epithelial Precursors in Corneal Wound Healing', Stem Cell Reports, 12, pp. 14 - 28,

Bobba S; Di Girolamo N; Munsie M; Chen F; Pébay A; Harkin D; Hewitt A; O'Connor M; McLenachan S; Shadforth AMA; Watson SL, 2018, 'The current state of stem cell therapy for ocular disease', Experimental Eye Research, 177, pp. 65 - 75,

Bobba S; Devlin C; Di Girolamo N; Wakefield D; McCluskey P; Chan E; Daniell M; Watson S, 2018, 'Incidence, clinical features and diagnosis of cicatrising conjunctivitis in Australia and New Zealand', Eye (Basingstoke), 32, pp. 1636 - 1643,

Richardson A; Park M; Watson SL; Wakefield D; Di Girolamo N, 2018, 'Visualizing the Fate of Transplanted K14-Confetti Corneal Epithelia in a Mouse Model of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency', Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 59, pp. 1630 - 1640,

Nguyen KN; Bobba S; Richardson A; Park M; Watson SL; Wakefield D; Di Girolamo N, 2018, 'Native and synthetic scaffolds for limbal epithelial stem cell transplantation', Acta Biomaterialia, 65, pp. 21 - 35,

Richardson A; Lobo EP; Delic NC; Myerscough MR; Lyons JG; Wakefield D; Di Girolamo N, 2017, 'Keratin-14-Positive Precursor Cells Spawn a Population of Migratory Corneal Epithelia that Maintain Tissue Mass throughout Life', Stem Cell Reports, 9, pp. 1081 - 1096,

Delic NC; Lyons JG; Di Girolamo N; Halliday GM, 2017, 'Damaging Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on the Cornea', Photochemistry and Photobiology, 93, pp. 920 - 929,

Ozawa S; Mans C; Szabo Z; Di Girolamo N, 2017, 'Epidemiology of bacterial conjunctivitis in chinchillas (Chinchilla lanigera): 49 cases (2005 to 2015)', Journal of Small Animal Practice, 58, pp. 238 - 245,

Bobba S; Di Girolamo N; Mills R; Daniell M; Chan E; Harkin DG; Cronin BG; Crawford G; McGhee C; Watson S, 2017, 'Nature and incidence of severe limbal stem cell deficiency in Australia and New Zealand', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 45, pp. 174 - 181,

Sancilio S; Di Staso S; Sebastiani S; Centurione L; Di Girolamo N; Ciancaglini M; Di Pietro R, 2017, 'Curcuma longa is able to induce apoptotic cell death of pterygium-derived human keratinocytes', BioMed Research International, 2017, pp. 2956597,

Parfitt GJ; Lewis PN; Young RD; Richardson A; Lyons JG; Di Girolamo N; Jester JV, 2016, 'Renewal of the Holocrine Meibomian Glands by Label-Retaining, Unipotent Epithelial Progenitors', Stem Cell Reports, 7, pp. 399 - 410,

Wilkinson A; Kawaguchi N; Geczy C; Di Girolamo N, 2016, 'S100A8 and S100A9 proteins are expressed by human corneal stromal dendritic cells', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 100, pp. 1304 - 1308,

Lobo EP; Delic NC; Richardson A; Raviraj V; Halliday GM; Di Girolamo N; Myerscough MR; Lyons JG, 2016, 'Self-organized centripetal movement of corneal epithelium in the absence of external cues', Nature Communications, 7,

Eghtedari Y; Richardson A; Mai K; Heng B; Guillemin GJ; Wakefield D; Di Girolamo N, 2016, 'Keratin 14 expression in epithelial progenitor cells of the developing human cornea', Stem Cells and Development, 25, pp. 699 - 711,

Richardson A; Wakefield D; Di Girolamo N, 2016, 'Fate Mapping Mammalian Corneal Epithelia', Ocular Surface, 14, pp. 82 - 99,

Di Girolamo N; Chow S; Richardson A; Wakefield D, 2016, 'Contamination of primary human corneal epithelial cells with an SV40-transformed human corneal epithelial cell line: A lesson for cell biologists in good laboratory practice', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 57, pp. 611 - 616,

Bobba S; Di Girolamo N, 2016, 'Contact lenses: A delivery device for stem cells to treat corneal blindness', Optometry and Vision Science, 93, pp. 412 - 418,

Jones LW; Chauhan A; Di Girolamo N; Sheedy J; Smith E, 2016, 'Expert views on innovative future uses for contact lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, 93, pp. 328 - 335,

Di Girolamo N, 2015, 'Moving epithelia: Tracking the fate of mammalian limbal epithelial stem cells', Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, 48, pp. 203 - 225,

Gupta B; Mai K; Lowe SB; Wakefield D; Di Girolamo N; Gaus K; Reece PJ; Gooding JJ, 2015, 'Ultrasensitive and Specific Measurement of Protease Activity Using Functionalized Photonic Crystals', Analytical Chemistry, 87, pp. 9946 - 9953,

Bobba S; Chow S; Watson S; Di Girolamo N, 2015, 'Clinical outcomes of xeno-free expansion and transplantation of autologous ocular surface epithelial stem cells via contact lens delivery: A prospective case series', Stem Cell Research and Therapy, 6,

Di Girolamo N; Bobba S; Raviraj V; Delic NC; Slapetova I; Nicovich PR; Halliday GM; Wakefield D; Whan R; Lyons JG, 2015, 'Tracing the fate of limbal epithelial progenitor cells in the murine cornea', Stem Cells, 33, pp. 157 - 169,

Samarawickrama C; Cherepanoff S; Di Girolamo N; Benger R; Watson S, 2015, 'Unusual limbal lesion in neurofibromatosis type 1', Cornea, 34, pp. 347 - 349,

Hassan NMM; Painter N; Howlett CR; Farrell AW; Di Girolamo N; Lyons JG; Halliday GM, 2014, 'BrmInhibits the proliferative response of keratinocytes and corneal epithelial cells to ultraviolet radiation-induced damage', PLoS ONE, 9,

Mai K; Chui JJY; Di Girolamo N; McCluskey PJ; Wakefield D, 2014, 'Role of toll-like receptors in human iris pigment epithelial cells and their response to pathogen-associated molecular patterns', Journal of Inflammation (United Kingdom), 11,

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