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Traditional Embryology with Modern Imaging Approaches: Investigating Morphogenetic Feedback on Pattern Formation

Posted by on October 9th, 2020

Timothy Fulton, Vikas Trivedi, Andrea Attardi & Benjamin Steventon As developmental biologists, we often find ourselves carefully looking at developing embryos as they undertake a dramatic and fascinating task: making a complex organism out of a few initial embryonic cells. On the other hand, for engineers, building complex structures out of simple constituent parts under[…]

Postdoctoral position at The Francis Crick

Posted by on October 2nd, 2020

A postdoctoral position (fully-funded for 4 years) is available in the laboratory of Dr. Rashmi Priya at the Francis Crick institute. Dr Priya’s laboratory focuses on the mechano-molecular control of organ development during embryogenesis. For a brief overview of the lab, please visit https://www.crick.ac.uk/research/labs/rashmi-priya or get in touch with Dr. Priya. The Organ Morphodynamics lab[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Stripe by stripe, zebrafish model provides transparent look into Fibrolamellar Carcinoma mechanism

Posted by on June 3rd, 2020

This post highlights the approach and finding of a new research article published by Disease Models and Mechanisms (DMM). This feature is written by Joseph I. Kaluzny as apart of a seminar at The University of Alabama (taught by DMM Editorial Board member, Prof. Guy Caldwell) on current topics related to use of animal and[…]

Cilia, Reissner Fiber and Crooked Spines

Posted by on May 18th, 2020

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of attending any scientific meeting is the privilege of becoming aware of novel research findings in our fields of interest, prior to their appearance in published literature – and this begins as soon as we have the abstract book in hand! Sitting in my hotel room in Suzhou, and browsing[…]

Research Technician position investigating the mechanisms underlying cardiac development and disease

Posted by on April 16th, 2020

The Bloomekatz laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS is seeking a research technician to assist in our investigations of cardiac morphogenesis and disease using zebrafish. We utilize an innovative combination of genetic, live-imaging, biophysical and system-biology approaches to elucidate the mechanisms underlying morphogenetic and identity transformations in[…]

Kink in the road: the notochord’s role in spine formation and scoliosis

Posted by on April 14th, 2020

By Jennifer Bagwell and Michel Bagnat   Our lab investigates the role of hydrostatic pressure as a morphogenetic force using zebrafish as a model system.  This work was originally focused on tube formation and had revealed a crucial role for fluid secretion in single lumen formation (Navis and Bagnat, 2015). When I joined, the lab[…]

BSDB Gurdon/The Company of Biologists 2019 Summer Studentship Report – Isabel Swinburn

Posted by on January 16th, 2020

Established by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]

Postdoctoral positions in Neurobiology

Posted by on November 12th, 2019

The Poulain lab (www.poulainlab.org) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC seeks talented and motivated postdocs! We use zebrafish as a vertebrate model system and a unique combination of genetic, embryological and live imaging approaches to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of axon guidance and degeneration during the formation of neural circuits in vivo.[…]