Stainier Lab research
 

 

endoderm
 
liver

Projects focusing on zebrafish liver development include:

  • Screening for mutants with liver defects
  • Characterizing liver defects and identifying genetic lesions in novel mutants
  • Characterizing intrahepatic biliary tract development

 

 

 
Confocal image of zebrafish liver, by Elke Ober
Lab members studying the zebrafish liver: Silvia Curado, Takuya Sakaguchi, Chong Shin, Donghun Shin
 

pancreas

Projects focusing on zebrafish pancreas development include:

  • Screening for mutants with pancreatic defects
  • Characterizing pancreatic defects and identifying genetic lesions in novel zebrafish mutants
  • Analyzing early differentiation of pancreatic beta cells
  • Determining how growth factors from mesenchymal tissue contribute to pancreatic development

 

 
Confocal image of zebrafish pancreas, by Duc Dong
Lab members studying the zebrafish pancreas: Ryan Anderson, Won-Suk Chung, Duc Dong, Daniel Hesselson
 

gut & visceral smooth muscle

 
 
Confocal image of zebrafish visceral smooth muscle, by Massimo Santoro

Lab members studying the zebrafish gut and visceral smooth muscle: Michel Bagnat, Isla Cheung

 

early endoderm

 
 
Image of a sox17 in situ, by Pia Aanstad
Lab members studying the zebrarfish early endoderm:
 

regeneration

Lab members studying regeneration: Silvia Curado
 
lipid metabolism
Projects focusing on zebrafish lipid metabolism include:
  • Screening for mutants with defects in intestinal absorption of lipids
  • Screening for mutants with excess accumulation of lipids in the liver (steatosis)
  • Characterizing intestinal and liver defects using imaging, biochemistry and pharmacology; and identifying genetic lesions in novel mutants
 
Image of 6dpf zebrafish embryo soaked in a fluorescent fatty acid, by Amnon Schlegel
Lab members studying lipid metabolism: Amnon Schlegel
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