Lab Overview


Embryonic development involves the coordination of numerous morphogenetic events such as changes in cell shape, migration, and proliferation.  When these processes are disrupted, birth defects can occur and in many cases their root cause is unknown. Our lab is interested in understanding how these processes go awry during ocular development to cause eye defects. A combination of mouse genetics, chicken embryology, and cell culture are used as model systems to elucidate the mechanisms of eye morphogenesis on a cellular and molecular level. Click on Research to learn more.