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
The lab's recent work investigating the role of Cdx4 in zebrafish trunk neural crest development generated not only spectacular science but spectacular images! A confocal microscopy image of the neural crest cells (magenta) in a chimeric cdx4 mutant embryo made the...
Results from the lab's most recent project investigating the function of the homeodomain transcription factor Cdx4 in posterior neural crest development have just been published in the journal Developmental Biology. The paper, entitled "Zebrafish Cdx4 regulates neural...
As of Monday, Vicky is now the President-elect of the Society for Developmental Biology. The news was announced at the first day of this year's SDB Annual Meeting. Get excited for SDB 2023, which Vicky will be organizing here in Chicago!
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) at 18 hours post fertilization. PC Ana Beiriger
Current lab members, 2019