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The story of my heart, from the bottom of my heart (says the Zebrafish)

Posted by on June 23rd, 2020

I started off as quite little—just one cell, in fact. No heart, no brain, no blood flowed in me and yet, somehow I found the motivation in me to divide. One me made two and two mes made four, till many tiny mes made me a full-fledged embryo with a heart full of hope. As[…]

Graduate Student Position in Development of Brain Folding

Posted by on October 3rd, 2019

The Lawton Lab is seeking a talented and motivated graduate student to study the cell and tissue mechanics regulating cerebellar morphogenesis and brain folding.   The beautiful and robust folds of the human cerebral cortex and the cerebellum increase the synaptic volume and compartmentalize the neural circuits. We have previously shown that the murine cerebellum[…]

Inflate your embryo

Posted by on September 17th, 2019

How would you create a hole between two sticky surfaces? Simply crack it! At a first glance, trying to pull apart the two surfaces seems to be a good idea, but in practice, you might need a lot of energy. However, it seems that the mouse embryo has found a smart and efficient way to do[…]

Postdoc Helsinki: Models of organ pattern formation of morphogenesis

Posted by on July 19th, 2019

1.Basic job and project description: 1.Job/ project description: The postdoc could choose between three main research projects: a. Mathematical modeling of phenotypic evolution in populations with embryonic development. b. Mathematical modeling of gene network and embryonic development evolution. c. Mathematical modeling of organ development and their evolution in mammalian teeth or Drosophila wing or some[…]

Embryonic hydraulics triumphs

Posted by on June 26th, 2019

In this article I share with you a more personal, chronological account of how our story unfolds (recently published in Nature), and highlight some key events and insights that help guide the direction of the study, which are not described in the publication. Readers are welcome to refer to the publication for more technical details.[…]

Harvard / Mass General recruiting post-doc fellow to study craniofacial developmental genetics, using human iPSC, mouse and zebrafish models.

Posted by on May 1st, 2019

Job Title: Post-doctoral fellow.  Position is currently recruiting.  Minimum of 2-year commitment is required.   Job Description The Liao Laboratory at the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in affiliation with the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute is seeking a highly motivated research fellow interested in craniofacial developmental biology[…]

Sex combs in motion

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

Using computer simulations and mathematical modeling to study the evolution of morphogenesis   Juan N. Malagon and Ernest Ho tell the story behind their recent paper in PLOS Computational Biology. In the Larsen lab, we are interested in testing a 50-year old question: How do sex combs rotate in fruit flies? Despite extensive studies of the[…]

Plant Developmental Biologist – Imaging specialist -Tsiantis Lab, Cologne Germany

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

The department of Comparative Development and Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIZ) is seeking a   Plant Developmental Biologist – Imaging specialist (50%)   The successful applicant will be involved in research and contribute to operations in the area of Genetics and Evolution of Morphogenesis under the direction of the[…]

Plant Developmental Biologist – Tsiantis Lab, Cologne Germany

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

The department of Comparative Development and Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIZ) is seeking a   Plant Developmental Biologist   The successful applicant will be involved in research and contribute to operations in the area of Genetics and Evolution of Morphogenesis under the direction of the Director Prof. Miltos Tsiantis.[…]

Scaling the Fish: An L.A. Story

Posted by on October 18th, 2018

Jeff Rasmussen tells the story behind his recent paper from the Sagasti Lab in Dev Cell. This project began as an extension of my earlier postdoc work in Alvaro Sagasti’s lab investigating removal of axon debris following skin injuries in the larval zebrafish [1] and led me into scientific territory that I never anticipated. It[…]