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
A huge congratulations to the Prince Lab’s newest PhD, Dr. Ana Beiriger. Her PhD thesis is titled “Origins and Migration of the Octavolateral Efferent and Facial Branchiomotor Neurons in Zebrafish”.
Developmental biology makes for beautiful ideas and beautiful images! A confocal microscopy image of a transgenic 18 hour post fertilization embryo showing migrating neural crest cells made the cover of the journal Developmental Dynamics for January 2020. The...
Prince lab fifth year graduate student Manny Rocha was featured on the NIH's instagram page. Manny, originally from Costa Rica, is a recipient of the prestigious F31 diversity training grant which provides for research work, attending conferences, and collaborations...
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) at 18 hours post fertilization. PC Ana Beiriger
Current lab members, 2019