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The people behind the papers #6

Posted by on November 29th, 2016

Today’s paper comes from the latest issue of Development, and reveals a link between phenotypic variability, cell fate switching and epigenetic silencing in zebrafish. Lead author James T. Nichols, who carried out the work in Charles Kimmel’s lab in Euegene, Oregon and is now an Assistant Professor in UC Denver’s School of Dental Medicine, gave us the story behind[…]

The people behind the papers #5

Posted by on October 25th, 2016

So far in this series, we’ve featured fly nuclear pores, lizard tails, squid eyes and mouse digits, and heard from researchers working in Germany, the US and Canada. Today, we switch model system and geographical location once again. The work was published recently in Development, and uses timed inhibition of sonic hedgehog signalling during chick[…]

The people behind the papers #4

Posted by on September 26th, 2016

Today we feature an upcoming paper in Cell Stem Cell that investigates the role of Schwann cell precursors in the multi-tissue regeneration of the adult mammalian distal digit tip.  We caught up with lead author Adam Johnston, who carried out the work in Freda Miller’s lab in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and has since started his[…]

The people behind the papers #3

Posted by on September 2nd, 2016

Today’s paper is from the latest issue of Development and  introduces the squid Doryteuthis pealeii as a lophotrochozoan model for eye development. And the people are PI Jeffrey Gross, Director of the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration and Professor of Ophthalmology and Developmental Biology at the University of Pittsburgh, and lead author Kristen Koenig, who has[…]

The people behind the papers #2

Posted by on August 22nd, 2016

Today’s paper is from the latest issue of Development and investigates the mechanisms of lizard tail regeneration, revealing distinct cell behaviours in the proximal versus distal regenerating tail. Today’s person is Thomas Lozito, Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Cellular & Molecular Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, and co-author with Rocky Tuan.     So Thomas, tell us a little bit[…]

The people behind the papers #1

Posted by on August 16th, 2016

In this new series, we interview the people behind some of the most exciting recent papers in developmental biology and related fields, to give context to the work and find out how the story came together. To inaugurate the series, we start with a paper that came out recently in Cell, and uncovered a mechanism for how nuclear pore[…]