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
New publication from collaboration with Erica McGreevy and Jeff Hildebrand.
M. McGreevy. D. Vijayraghavan, L. A. Davidson and J. D. Hildebrand (2015). Shroom3 functions downstream of planar cell polarity to regulate myosin II distribution and cellular organization during neural tube closure. Biology Open . PMID: 25596276, PMCID: 4365487
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.”
Congratulations to Lacey Cirinelli on defending her PhD Thesis in Bioengineering, “Network Level Manipulation of Neuronal Populations via Microtechnology: Epilepsy on a Chip.” Lacey is currently a Cross Reference Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
New paper in Lab on a Chip by Hazar et al. Demonstrates novel application of microfluidics to “etch” multilayer composite tissues. Narrow streams bearing etchants can cut though single cell layers or can create broad, deep cuts through multiple tissue layers.