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Gene regulatory networks in neural crest development
Modeling human disease, especially neurocristopathies, in fish models (Zebrafish and medaka)
Pigmentation genetics in zebrafish
Neural crest stem cell in vivo biology

Education/Academic qualification

Zoology, Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Developmental Biology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

1 Sep 198715 Apr 1991

Natural Sciences (Part II Zoology), Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 198315 Jun 1986

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Zebrafish Medicine & Life Sciences
Neural Crest Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
Mutation Medicine & Life Sciences
Embryonic Structures Medicine & Life Sciences
Melanocytes Medicine & Life Sciences
Pigmentation Medicine & Life Sciences
Vertebrates Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2001 2020

JSPS Fellowship for Y.Nagao

Kelsh, R.


Project: OtherInternational Collaboration


Kelsh, R. & Ballim, D.

Project: EU Commission

Marie Curie IF Deeya Ballim - SOX10 Mutants

Kelsh, R.


Project: EU Commission

Waardenburg Syndrome
Neural Crest

Research Output 1991 2018

1 Citations

Distinct interactions of Sox5 and Sox10 in fate specification of pigment cells in medaka and zebrafish

Nagao, Y., Takada, H., Miyadai, M., Adachi, T., Seki, R., Kamei, Y., Hara, I., Taniguchi, Y., Naruse, K., Hibi, M., Kelsh, R. N. & Hashimoto, H., 1 Apr 2018, In : Plos Genetics. 14, 4, p. e1007260

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Danio rerio

Endothelin receptor Aa regulates proliferation and differentiation of Erb-dependent pigment progenitors in zebrafish.

Camargo Sosa, K., Colanesi, S., Muller, J., Schulte-Mercker, S., Stemple, D., Patton, E. E. & Kelsh, R. N., 2018, In : bioRxiv.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Neural Crest Methodologies in Zebrafish and Medaka: Live imaging of neural crest and pigment cells and transient transgenic manipulation of gene activity

Kelsh, R. N., Ballim, R. & Nagao, Y., 2018, Methods relevant to Neural Crest Cell Research. Schwartz, Q. & Wizniak, S. (eds.). Springer, (Methods in Molecular Biology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations

An ongoing role for Wnt signaling in differentiating melanocytes in vivo

Vibert, L., Aquino, G., Gehring, I., Subkhankulova, T., Schilling, T. F., Rocco, A. & Kelsh, R., Mar 2017, In : Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research. 30, 2, p. 219-232

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citations

A structural variant in the 5′-flanking region of the TWIST2 gene affects melanocyte development in belted cattle

Awasthi Mishra, N., Droegemueller, C., Jagannathan, V., Keller, I., Wuthrich, D., Bruggmann, R., Beck, J., Schuetz, E., Brenig, B., Demmel, S., Moser, S., Signer-Hasler, H., Pienkowska-Schelling, A., Schelling, C., Sande, M., Rongen, R., Rieder, S., Kelsh, R. N., Mercader, N. & Leeb, T., 28 Jun 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 6, 16 p., e0180170.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5' Flanking Region
neural crest


A Chemico-Genetic Analysis of Pigment Pattern Formation in the Zebrafish Mutant Parade

Author: Colanesi, S., 18 Sep 2012

Supervisor: Kelsh, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Analysis of Sox10 Target Genes in Zebrafish Early Development

Author: Chipperfield, T., 1 Aug 2009

Supervisor: Kelsh, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Development of Diverse Tools for Pigment Cell Research and Drug Screening in Zebrafish

Author: Rodrigues, F., 1 Dec 2010

Supervisor: Kelsh, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Gene regulatory network of melanocyte development

Author: Lapedriza, A., 10 May 2016

Supervisor: Kelsh, R. (Supervisor) & Schwetlick, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Genetic regulation of neural crest cell differentiation

Author: Greenhill, E., 1 Aug 2008

Supervisor: Kelsh, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD