Anatomy and Cell Biology

  • Developmental Biology

    Brad A. Amendt, PhD

    Botond Banfi, MD, PhD

    • NADPH oxidase regulation in hair-cell development in the inner ear 

    Amit Choudhury, MSc, PhD

    • Roles of syntaxins in embryonic development and vasculogenesis

    Robert Cornell, PhD

    • Use of zebrafish as a model to understand the gene-regulatory pathways that establish and maintain neural-crest lineages
    • Mechanisms affected by those disruptions of the ion channel TRPM7 that cause melanocyte death and embryonic paralysis
    • Roles of transcription factor AP-2 proteins in neural-crest specification and survival
    • Role of transcription factor Irf6 in normal craniofacial development

    John F. Engelhardt, PhD 

    • Transcriptional control of submucosal-gland formation in the airway
    • Somatic-cell reprogramming by nuclear transfer and the development of new genetic models

    C. Andrew Frank, PhD

    • Development of the Drosophila neuromuscular junction in the context of unstable synaptic function

    Fang Lin, MD, PhD

    • Investigation of G protein signaling in zebrafish embryogenesis

    Hank Qi, MD, PhD

    •  Histone modifications and signaling pathways in craniofacial development using PHF8 knockout mouse model

     Tina Tootle, PhD

    • Use of Drosophila, in particular oogenesis, to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying prostaglandin action