We are looking for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D.
investigating the mysteries of cardiovascular development and disease
Our research seeks to investigate the fundamental question of how
cardiac cells sense and respond to the environment during development
and disease. Focusing on tissue interactions we seek to understand the
mechanisms underlying the regulation of morphogenic and identity
transformations that occur during development and disease. We use the
assembly of the heart tube in zebrafish as our model with which to
elucidate these mechanisms. Some of the specific research questions we
are interested in investigating include, but are not restricted to:
how multiple tissues interact to regulate large movements? How
intercellular adhesions are tuned during collective movements? How
lumen formation is intrinsically and extrinsically encoded? and How
the plasticity of cardiovascular identity is regulated? These
challenging questions require we take an interdisciplinary approach,
combining the genetic and imaging strengths of zebrafish with both
biomechanical and systems-level methodologies.
Are these the type of difficult challenges that excite you? We are
recruiting graduate students to join our laboratory. Contact Josh
directly at email@example.com.
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-For more information about our graduate program including rotations
please see biology.olemiss.edu