BSc Imperial College, London 1986
Ph.D. University College, London 1991
My lab studies axial patterning of the vertebrate embryo. We use a combination of genetic, molecular, and cellular approaches to address how specific regions of the body are patterned and the evolution of these patterning processes. We primarily make use of the zebrafish (Danio rerio), as the embryos are accessible from the earliest stages, have complete optical clarity, and provide an excellent genetic system. Our current research focuses on hindbrain patterning and collective cell migrations.