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Willing to supervise doctoral students

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

Research interests

Neural crest (stem) cell development, especially fate specification. Diessecting the roles for transcription factors and their associated gene regulatory networks in selecting and balancing fate decisions

Pigment pattern formation, especially in adult fish.

Mathematical modelling fo developmental processes; particular interest in using mathematical modelling to provide insights into stem cell biology and pigment patetrn formation

Teaching interests

Cell Biology

Developmental biology, especially of nervous system, including neural crest-derived peripheral nervous system

Other responsibilities

Member of Senate (2020-)

Director of Research (Biology & Biochemistry)(2019-)

Academic Assembly Accountability and Transparency Working Group (2019-)

Education/Academic qualification

Zoology, Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Nov 1991

Developmental Biology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

1 Sep 198715 Apr 1991

Award Date: 1 Nov 1991

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

1 Oct 198315 Jun 1986

Award Date: 1 Jul 1986

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