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Profile Publications(133)

Igor B Dawid


Laboratory Chief (Retired)

Research Description

The Dawid group studied the frog Xenopus laevis and the zebrafish Danio rerio to obtain insights into mechanisms of vertebrate development. They used molecular and genetic screens to identify genes that regulate development, with an emphasis on signaling pathways and cell interactions. In particular, they carried out a screen in zebrafish using in situ hybridization to identify differentially expressed genes, and applied DNA microarray technology to identify genes with regionally or temporally restricted expression in the frog and fish embryo. The group published numerous papers on the  Fgf pathway,  Fgf and Wnt signaling and mechanisms of axis specification in the Xenopus and zebrafish embryo.

Lab Memberships

Dawid Lab (Principal Investigator/Director)




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