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

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.