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Henry Lab

Research Interests

Development and Regeneration of the Vertebrate Lens

Research Area

Research in our lab is underway to understand the molecular and cellular events that control the processes of vertebrate lens development and regeneration using the frog Xenopus laevis as the model animal for research. Other research is aimed at understanding the evolution of developmental processes leading to the formation of diverse larval and adult body plans in a large group of protostome phyla collectively referred to as the "Spiralia."

Current Members

Henry, Jonathan J. (Principal Investigator/Director)
Fukui, Lisa (Graduate Student)
Thomas, Alvin G. (Graduate Student)


Institution: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
601 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL
61801, USA

Web Page:

Personal Phone: 217-333-4449

General/Lab Phone: 217-244-5921

General/Lab Fax: 217-244-1648