Welcome to the Prince Lab

Welcome to the Prince lab, where we use cellular, molecular, genetic, genomic and comparative approaches to study developmental processes. Our research program primarily makes use of the zebrafish, Danio rerio, which provides rapidly developing, transparent embryos. These embryos are ideal for high resolution live imaging approaches, which are helping us to understand the dynamic cellular processes that build complex structures during embryonic development. Our imaging experiments are complemented by powerful molecular genetic and transgenic tools, such as CRISPR/Cas technology, which allow us to interrogate the molecular basis of developmental processes. In addition to zebrafish, Prince lab members use little skate and other species in comparative studies. Please take a look around our pages to learn more about our ongoing studies on the neural crest, the anterior lateral line, and the pronephros. 

Lab members standing in front of Culver Hall door


Zebrafish (Danio rerio) at 18 hours post fertilization. PC Ana Beiriger

Culver Hall, home of the Prince Lab

Developmental Biology Cover Image Rocha et al.