Welcome to the Prince Lab!
Welcome to the Prince lab, where we take a cellular, molecular, and comparative approach to the study of developmental processes. Our research program uses rapidly developing, transparent—and very beautiful—embryos of the zebrafish, Danio rerio. Zebrafish embryos are ideal for high resolution live imaging approaches, and these techniques are helping us to understand dynamic cellular processes that build complex structures during embryonic development—especially of the nervous system and cranial structures. Our imaging experiments are complemented by the use of increasingly powerful molecular genetic and transgenic tools, such as CRISPR/Cas technology, which allow us to interrogate the molecular basis of developmental processes. Please take a look around our pages to learn more about our ongoing studies.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Undergraduate students Clare, Izzy, & Sweta (now an MD/PhD student at UPenn) have been prolific science writers and editors in Spectrum blog of the Triple Helix, UChicago's undergraduate science journalism organization. Check out their articles about axolotl...
Follow us on our newest social media platform at @PrinceLab_UofC, run by graduate student Vish!
Check out the lab's most recent publication "Midline morphogenesis of zebrafish foregut endoderm is dependent on Hoxb5b" by former Prince Lab research associate Gokhan Dalgin: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1cDXM2mzTT1C5.
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) at 18 hours post fertilization. PC Ana Beiriger
Current lab members, 2019