Clean sweep of the category! Congrats Tim Jackson and Deepthi Vijayraghavan!
Two new publications with collaborators Brian Holt and Drs. Mohammad Islam and Kris Dahl.
B. Holt, J. H. Shawky, K. N. Dahl, L. A. Davidson§, M. Islam§ (2016). Distribution of single-wall carbon nanotubes in the Xenopus laevis embryo after microinjection. Applied Toxicology. 36: 568-578. (§ contributed equally) PMID: 26510384.
B. Holt, J. H. Shawky, K. N. Dahl, L. A. Davidson§, M. Islam§ (2016). Developing Xenopus embryos recover by compacting and expelling single-wall carbon nanotubes. Journal of Applied Toxicology. 36: 579-585. (§ contributed equally). PMID: 26153061
Deepthi presented “”The role of physical forces in shaping cell behaviors during convergent extension of the flat neural plate”” and received the “”Best Predoctoral Presentation”” award at the Ninth International Neural Tube Defects Conference, held in Austin, Texas, October 26-29, 2015. She is currently working on a review paper on the topic for the journal Birth Defects Research, Part B.
Tim will be presenting:
Mechanics serves as an instructional cue driving heart progenitor cells to undergo a mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition during early heart morphogenesis. Timothy R. Jackson, Hye Young Kim, and Lance A. Davidson
Welcome! Dr. Fatima Syed-Picard joins the Lab. Fatima will be conducting research for the K99 phase of a NIH-K99/R00 grant from NIDCR: “Scaffold-Free Tissue Engineering: Using Principles from Developmental Biology to Support Craniofacial Regeneration.”
New paper in Developmental Biology by Shawky and Davidson. Reviews the interplay between adhesion and mechanics during morphogenesis.
New paper in Development by Zhou et al. Force production measured during convergent extension.
New paper in Developmental Biology by Feroze et al. Force production during blastopore closure measured in vivo!
Congratulations to Melis Hazar on defending her PhD Thesis in Mechanical Engineerring at Carnegie Mellon University, “Probing Collective Migration of a 3D Embryonic Tissue with Bioetching.”