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About: Heather

Biography:
I'm a developmental biologist who grew up in the United States, moved to France during my Ph.D. and have stayed here ever since. I've been working in human genetics divisions since 2002 and am currently studying the implication of neural crest cells in cardiac malformations in Marseille. I play the clarinet, I sing alto on occasion and I'm bilingual, of course.
Website:
http://www.zaffranlab.com/

Posts by Heather:

Slidecasts and videos from conference on congenital melanocytic nevus

Posted by on February 5th, 2014

Limited time offer! Read on.   As a developmental biologist, I have found my calling in applying what I have learned about normal embryogenesis to better understanding the pathophysiology of various human congenital malformations. Often these are rare diseases, and I work closely with patient associations devoted to those conditions and learning to live with[…]

Group leader position in Marseille, France

Posted by on January 8th, 2014

CALL FOR A GROUP LEADER POSITION AT THE DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY INSTITUTE OF MARSEILLE The Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille (IBDM) is a leading research institute in Europe, with a unique focus on the study of developmental systems with interdisciplinary approaches using a wide range of animal models (Drosophila, Xenopus, C. elegans, chick, rat and mouse).[…]

Conference announcement: Advances in stem cell research: Development, Regeneration & Disease in Paris, France

Posted by on January 19th, 2011

Announcement for the Advances in stem cell research: Development, Regeneration & Disease conference at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, April 6-8, 2011.

Nothing beats a movie for developmental biologists

Posted by on December 16th, 2010

Webcasting is a new art that is still being perfected, but which holds great promise for scientific collaboration at both small and large scales.

A primer or two in collegiality and mutual benefit

Posted by on November 2nd, 2010

Who wants to reinvent the wheel? Resources for finding or judging the worth of PCR primers, particularly for quantitation or amplification of cDNA.

Meeting report from the 2nd joint meeting of the SFBD AND JSDB 2010 – “From Cells to Organs”

Posted by on June 13th, 2010

(This was essentially written by Dr. Chris Gordon – see bottom for details, though “Heather” posted it here.) Approximately 320 participants attended the second joint meeting of both the Japanese and French societies for developmental biology at the Institut Pasteur on May 26th to 28th, 2010. Of these, sixty Japanese developmental biologists made the voyage[…]

Write your next article with your head in a cloud

Posted by on June 12th, 2010

There are many ways to write a collaborative research article, review, grant or conference proposal. One of the most comfortable frameworks when there are more than two of you actually doing the writing, and especially if you’re scattered on different continents, is Google Docs. Documents in progress such as your article text, abstract, cover letter[…]