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Profile Publications(23)

Daniel S. Kessler


Associate Professor

Research Description

The focus of our research is the development of the primary germ layers that establish the major embryonic cell lineages, and the formation of the Spemann organizer, a specialized group of cells that organizes the body plan. We are using biochemical, molecular, genomic and embryological approaches to address two fundamental questions: 1) What are the transcriptional regulatory pathways that establish and refine pattern in the gastrula; and 2) How is an individual inductive signal used to generate distinct cellular responses during development?

Lab Memberships

The Kessler Lab (Principal Investigator/Director)


Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building 2/3
Room 1110
421 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
19104, USA


Web Page:

Phone:  215 898 1478
Fax:  215 573 7601