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About: WHB_Masselink

Currently a Lise Meitner Fellow in the laboratory of Elly Tanaka at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in the beautiful city of Vienna. Passionately investigating the mechanisms which underly patterning during primary body axis regeneration in the Axolotl.

Posts by WHB_Masselink:

Preprints promote transparency and communication

Posted by on August 12th, 2018

Carmen Adriaens1, Gautam Dey2, Amanda Haage3, Wouter Masselink4 *, Sundar Ram Naganathan5, Lauren Neves6, Teresa Rayon7, Samantha Seah8, Srivats Venkataramanan9.   1. Center for Cancer Biology, VIB, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium & Center for Cancer Research, NCI/NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA 2. MRC Lab for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK 3. Department[…]

How fish grew limbs and moved onto land

Posted by on July 25th, 2016

Fin to limb transition was a crucial evolutionary adaptation necessary for the vertebrate land invasion in the late Devonian around 400 MY ago. Without this key event, I would not be writing this blog, we as a species would definitely not exist, and neither would any other tetrapod. While the gross morphological changes for this process are fairly well understood,[…]