Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging (Area Director)
Nervous system development in zebrafish
Faculty Contact Information
Accepting Students For:
The Moens lab studies the early development of the vertebrate brain, using the transparent zebrafish embryo as our in vivo model system. Our approaches combine genetics and in vivo imaging of neurons and neural progenitors in the process of neuroepithelial morphogenesis, neuronal migration and axogenesis with the goal of understanding how genes control the early events in the embryo that ultimately lead to the establishment of normal neural circuits.