Cecilia Moens


Fred Hutch, 

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging (Area Director)


Nervous system development in zebrafish

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Weintraub Room: B2-159 Box: B2-159 Phone: 206-667-5627 Alt Phone: 206-667-5697 http://research.fhcrc.org/moens/en.html

Lab Information

Location: Fred Hutch Building: Weintraub Room: B2-123 Box: B2-159 Phone: 206-667-5697 Alt Phone: 206-667-5627 (office) http://research.fhcrc.org/moens/en.html

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Autumn
Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
Rotation, Winter


The following publications were retrieved from PubMed:

Competition between TIAM1 and Membranes Balances Endophilin A3 Activity in Cancer Metastasis.

Poudel KR, Roh-Johnson M, Su A, Ho T, Mathsyaraja H, Anderson S, Grady WM, Moens CB, Conacci-Sorrell M, Eisenman RN, Bai J.

Dev Cell. 2018 Jun 18; 6(45)738-752.e6

Multiple zebrafish atoh1 genes specify a diversity of neuronal types in the zebrafish cerebellum.

Kidwell CU, Su CY, Hibi M, Moens CB.

Dev Biol. 2018 Jun 1; 1(438)44-56

Vagus Motor Neuron Topographic Map Determined by Parallel Mechanisms of hox5 Expression and Time of Axon Initiation.

Barsh GR, Isabella AJ, Moens CB.

Curr Biol. 2017 Dec 18; 24(27)3812-3825.e3

Macrophage-Dependent Cytoplasmic Transfer during Melanoma Invasion In Vivo.

Roh-Johnson M, Shah AN, Stonick JA, Poudel KR, Kargl J, Yang GH, di Martino J, Hernandez RE, Gast CE, Zarour LR, Antoku S, Houghton AM, Bravo-Cordero JJ, Wong MH, Condeelis J, Moens CB.

Dev Cell. 2017 Dec 4; 5(43)549-562.e6

Research Summary

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.