Research InterestsEye development, Xenopus tropicalis genetics
Research AreaOur group, which includes collaborators across the United States and Europe, is continuing to develop X. tropicalis as a model organism. We are optimizing husbandry regimes to further shorten generation time, adapting X. laevis protocols, and assembling a set of genetic research tools including chemical and insertional mutagenesis, gene traps, stable transgenic reporter lines, inducible gene expression systems, and genetic and physical maps of the X. tropicalis genome.
Current MembersGrainger, Robert M. (Principal Investigator/Director)
Zimmerman, Keith B. (Technician)
Nakayama, Takuya (Other)
ContactInstitution: University of Virginia ILAR lab code: mGrngr Address:
University of Virginia
Web Page: minerva.acc.Virginia.EDU/~develbio/trop/