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Profile Publications (45)
Name: Douglas W. DeSimone
Research Description:
The major research interest of the DeSimone laboratory is morphogenesis; specifically, cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in generating the proper three dimensional organization of tissues, embryos, organ systems, and whole organisms. Most of our studies focus on the cellular movements that drive gastrulation and neurulation in the amphibian Xenopus laevis. We are also interested in mechanisms of neural crest cell migration. Our long-term goal is to better understand how the regulation of adhesion molecule function in the embryo contributes to the cellular rearrangements that drive morphogenetic change.

Lab Memberships

DeSimone Lab (Principal Investigator/Director)

Contact Information

University of Virginia
Department of Cell Biology
Box 439
School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA
22908, USA

Web Page:
Phone:  804 924 2172
Fax:  804 982 3912