News from 2018

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Feeling the Heat – How Does the Zebrafish Brain Process Temperature? [Engert- and Schier Labs]

The Engert and Schier labs address in a recent paper in Neuron (PDF) how larval zebrafish senses temperature and transforms the sensory representation to generate behavior with the ultimate…

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E Pluribus Unum: One Brain from Many Cells [Schier Lab]

In papers in Nature Biotechnology and Current Biology, the Schier lab reports how thousands of single-cell transcriptomes can be used to define cell types and reconstruct lineage relationships…

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The Intricacies of Embryonic Signaling [Schier Lab]

In three papers in eLife, the Schier lab provides surprising insights into the regulation of early vertebrate embryogenesis.  Focusing on the roles of the TGF-b Nodal signaling pathway,…

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CRISPR CELL LINEAGES [SCHIER LAB]

The cells in a multicellular organism develop via a lineage that starts with the fertilized egg. Lineage trees describe the divisions and specializations of cells over time, as…

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HOW DO ZEBRAFISH PERCEIVE HEAT? [ENGERT AND SCHIER LABS]

(l to r) Alex Schier, Martin Haesemeyer and Florian Engert As we explore our environment we constantly experience new sensations – changes in the visual scene, different sounds…

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MAPPING ACTIVITY AND ANATOMY IN THE ZEBRAFISH BRAIN [ENGERT AND SCHIER LABS]

(l to r) Clemens Riegler, Caroline Wee, Owen Randlett, Florian Engert, Alex Schier, Ruben Portugues, and James Fitzgerald The holy grail for neuroscientists is to understand how the…

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POSTDOC PROFILE: ANDI PAULI [SCHIER LAB]

If you ask Andrea Pauli, she’ll tell you she got lucky—that her scientific career has been a domino effect of coincidence and good fortune. An abrupt relocation, a…

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WIRED TO ESCAPE [SCHIER AND ENGERT LABS]

(l) Alex Schier, and Alix Lacoste Knock on a tank of fish and you may observe that the animals suddenly change position. Blink, and you missed it. When…

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THE WHERE AND WHY OF GENE EXPRESSION [SCHIER LAB]

(l to r) Jeff Farrell, Alex Schier, and Julien Dubrulle While most cells in the body have the same DNA, and thus the same set of genes, cells…

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