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Calestani Lab

Research Interests

Pigment cell development, blastocoelar cell, muscle, coelomic, immune-defense, larva, echinochrome,

Research Area

My research focuses on the study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate embryo development. My model organism of choice is the sea urchin, a marine invertebrate. In my research program I have adopted a systems biology approach combined with an integrative biology perspective. My primary research interest involves the study of the structure and function of gene regulatory networks (GRNs) acting from fertilization to the formation of differentiated tissues.

Current Members

Calestani, Cristina (Principal Investigator/Director)


Institution: Valdosta State University

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General/Lab Fax: (229) 333-7175