Our lab uses molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques to study neural crest formation in the chicken embryo to better understand overall animal growth and development.
The Neural Crest
Known as the “fourth germ layer,” neural crest cells possess the capacity to differentiate into many cell types.
Snail2 targets during neural crest cell EMT and migration
Snail2 represses many genes, including components of cell junctions, to mediate EMT.
Neural crest cell interactions and the creation of the cranial ganglia
Neural crest cells must interact with placode cells to assemble the cranial ganglia.
Lab News and Updates
- Dr. Karyn Jourdeuil's article was recently published in the journal Gene Expression Patterns and featured on the cover.
- The Taneyhill lab welcomes a new graduate student to the lab, Maggie Hines, starting in June. Welcome Maggie!
- The lab is looking to hire new personnel (postdocs, graduate students, technicians). Please contact Dr. Taneyhill for more information.