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Retracting sheaths and words

Posted by on July 17th, 2020

My mentor, Bruce Appel, emphasizes the importance of communicating science clearly and precisely. Consequently, I have watched my peers and myself deliver ever-improving talks, posters, and manuscripts during our time in the lab. I think that many people in science appreciate that clear communication is essential for others to be able to interpret findings and[…]

A stem cell needs REST

Posted by on August 14th, 2012

Decisions, decisions.  Stem cells face the task to self-renew or differentiate, a decision made out of the combination and coordination of numerous regulators.  With the activation or suppression of transcriptional activators and the activation or suppression of repressors, it’s easy to see how understanding this process is anything BUT easy.  Today’s images are from a[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 7)

Posted by on March 8th, 2011

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: A breath of fresh air: miRNAs regulate lung development Throughout development, a proper balance between the proliferation and differentiation of progenitor cells is essential but the gene regulatory networks that control this balance are only partly understood. Here, Edward Morrisey and colleagues report that[…]