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”. Ana led the lab’s studies on resolving the developmental origins of the facial branchiomotor neurons and octavolateral Efferent neurons and their tangential migration through the zebrafish hindbrain. She also pioneered the use of high resolution lightsheet microscopy to rapidly image neuronal migration in the hindbrain, a technique that is now extensively used by most lab members. We’re very lucky to have Ana stay on in the lab after her defense to continue working on some research projects. For more on Ana’s research, check out the Research section and look out for her soon to be published paper in the Journal Of Comparative Neurology!