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The people behind the papers: Kristen Koenig & Jeffrey Gross

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: Thomas Lozito

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: Martin Beck, Yannick Schwab, Nicole Schrieber & Paolo Ronchi

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[…]