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Current research

Our research is highly diverse and includes topics ranging from embryogenesis, cell reprogramming and organogenesis to aging and stem cell engineering.

Our ongoing and future work will focus on new and emerging areas of developmental biology, such as epigenetics and genomics. 

Model systems

We house one of the largest zebrafish facilities in the world. Along with zebrafish (D. rerio), we study several other model systems, including the fruit fly (D. melanogaster)nematode (C. elegansand mouse (M. musculus), as well as tissue culture systems and embryonic stem cells.

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Latest news

Dr. Kroll’s New Publications

Dr. Kroll’s New Publications

Congratulations to Dr. Kristen Kroll’s Lab on their recent publications! Regulation of human cortical interneuron development by the chromatin remodeling protein CHD2. Lewis EMA, Chapman G, Kaushik K, Determan J, Antony I, Meganathan K, Narasimhan M, Gontarz P, Zhang B, Kroll KL. Sci Rep. 2022 Sep 17;12(1):15636. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-19654-y. PMID: 36115870. The H3K27M mutation alters […]
Abira Ganguly was awarded the Viktor Hamburger Award for Best Postdoc Oral Presentation

Abira Ganguly was awarded the Viktor Hamburger Award for Best Postdoc Oral Presentation

Congratulations to Abira Ganguly! Abira Ganguly, Ph.D., Postdoc Research Associate in Helen McNeill’s Lab, was awarded the Viktor Hamburger Award for Best Postdoc Oral Presentation for her talk “Nemp1 regulates mechanotransduction responses to substrate stiffness by controlling Yap1 and rescues fertility in a mechanically soft ovary model”