The Burge Lab studies mechanisms of post- transcriptional gene regulation. Pictured is an immunostaining of mouse mammary gland with the RNA-binding protein Msi2 (green), Keratin 14 (red), and counterstained with Dapi (blue).
The Boyer Lab investigates how to stimulate cardiac muscle cells to regenerate by manipulating their underlying genetic circuitry. In this image, cardiac cells are stained in green and the nuclei of newly dividing cells are shown in pink.
The Reddien Lab uses planarians as a model organism for studying regeneration. Following RNA interference of the gene beta-catenin-1 and infliction of multiple injuries, this planarian regenerated six heads.
Professor Cathy Drennan leads a demonstration for 5th-8th graders at a "Science Can Dance" outreach activity. The Drennan Lab studies metalloprotein biochemistry and the role of conformational change in catalysis.